On the surface the campground is average. The secret it packs is the great town in which it shares it's name. You are 5 minutes from the wonderful town of Jim Thrope. Can't say the campground offers too much other than the basic campground experience. Though if coupled that with the opportunity to experience Jim Thrope, it sets the Jim Thrope Camping Resort apart.
My son, brother, and nephew tent camped. The tent sites are not very defined, level or rock free. Makes it fun searching for a good position within the site, kinda like roughing it in the actual wild… so not really a complaint. Sites are not very private or secluded. I could personally use a bit more privacy, not enough to be a deal breaker. Bathhouses are rougher, but usable and not dirty per se. Just rustic.
A major pro is access to the Switchback Trail from the campground. A wonderfully scenic trail.
Overall I would and plan on returning.
The Only downside is the sites are small, close together, and the site #’s can be a little confusing. But we have stayed here at least 6 times over the last 3 years. All of our neighbors were always really nice and the staff is outstanding. Theres a creek where you can go fishing. There is a playground, pool, arcade, and office store. We mainly come out to use the outdoor shooting range nearby. There’s plenty of places to check out in town. We will continue to come back every year!
Very tightly packed but a cool campground. We had a small pop up trailer with available hookups. They also have cabins. This was mainly a seasonal campground. Bathrooms were great! Showers clean. Love the area of Jim Thorpe.
We arrived here with high hopes and it went downhill from there. Our site was way to small even though we gave the length and width of our rig ahead of time. We were always looking for a place to park our tow because we had no extra space in front or back. The RVs were parked so close together that none of us could use our awnings. There was a fifth wheel to our left that could just barely get their slideouts extended. Finally, the site was not level. Much of the facility is outdated and a little ratty looking. I will say that our visit was two years ago so maybe they have improved the place. If not, shame on them for calling it a resort.
This camprground can get packed and loud on busy nights. During the week it is very quiet. There is a general store on site, an arcade, a pool, bathrooms with clean showers, and sinks with potable water. The mauch chunk stream runs through the back of the campground. The D&L trail also runs at the back of the campground, giving great bike access to mauch chunk lake.