Lehigh Valley Zoo
Directions to the Main Entrance Gate
Directions from the Lehigh Valley (Route 309 North)
**For vehicles over 8 feet tall, please use Route 100 or follow the directions at the bottom.
Directions from the Berks County Region (Route 100)
Take I-78 East into Lehigh County. Take Exit #49B/PA-100 N towards Fogelsville. Follow Route 100 North for 1 mile Kernsville Road. Turn right onto Kernsville Road and bear left to go onto Weidasville Road at Leather Corner Post. Turn right onto Game Preserve Road, and follow to the Zoo entrance. Turn right at the Zoo entrance and follow to the parking lot entrance.
From the Philadelphia Region and Points South (I-476)
Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) north to Exit #56, Lehigh Valley. Follow US-22 (Route 22) East to the Route 309 North exit. Turn left onto Game Preserve Road. Turn left at the Zoo entrance and follow to the parking lot entrance.
From the Pocono Region and Points North (PA-248)
Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) south to Exit #74 towards Lehighton. Merge onto Interchange Rd/US-209 S toward Lehighton/Jim Thorpe/Tamaqua. Turn left onto PA-248. Follow PA-248 for 6.8 miles, and turn right onto PA-873. Stay straight to go onto Opossum Lane. Turn right onto Park Ave/SR 4014, and keep left at the fork to go onto Newside Road. Turn left onto Route 309/PA-309 and take the first right onto Mill Creek Road. Turn left onto Game Preserve Road. Turn right at the Zoo entrance and follow to the parking lot entrance.
From Tamaqua and Points North (PA-309 South)
Take I-80 W toward Hazleton. Merge onto I-81 S via Exit 206A toward Harrisburg. Merge onto 309 Conn via EXIT 138 toward McAdoo/Tamaqua. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn slight right onto PA-309/Claremont Ave. Continue to follow PA-309. Turn right onto Mill Creek Road. Turn left onto Game Preserve Road. Turn right at the Zoo entrance and follow to the parking lot entrance.
From Route 309 North to Main Entrance Gate:
Take Route 309 North until you enter Schnecksville. You will pass Lehigh Carbon Community College and come to a light at Sand Spring Road. After the light, continue past Game Preserve Road on Route 309 North (can’t turn here because of the covered bridge). When you come to a Y in the road, stay to the left on Rt. 309. After approximately 1.75 miles, turn left onto Mill Creek Road. Follow this road until you come to a T at the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Game Preserve Road. Turn left onto Game Preserve Road. Go approximately ¼ mile and turn right into the Main Entrance Gate. Once through the main gate continue to the Zoo Entrance. Pay Booths are at Zoo Entrance.
Contact the Lehigh Valley Zoo at 610-799-4171.