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Tickets

All daily tickets must be purchased in advance through this website. When the daily allocation has been sold, no further admission will be permitted on that day.

Infants (3 and under) are free and do not require a reservation.

Daily tickets are released on a rolling calendar for advance online purchase. The availability calendar is updated each Monday. 

Previously purchased discount ticket books are still being honored, and you do not need to register online. Simply bring your tickets with you to the front gate on the day you plan to come, as you would have in prior years.

COVID-19

All amenities except for catered groups are available for use at this time.

We ask that all our guests wear a mask/face covering at certain times, specifically when entering/exiting the facility, using the restrooms, in and around the refreshment stand, and when interacting with staff or other patrons. Masks do not need to be worn at other times (e.g. relaxing alone/with your family, in the water, etc).

Pricing

We only accept credit cards for online ticket sales.

The daily admission charge is $24 regular; $12 youth (4-11), $12 senior (60+); 3 & under free. All daily tickets must be pre-purchased online due to Covid-19, and include an online ticketing fee.

Amenities

Grills are not provided but you may bring your own grill.

There is a shaded picnic area with picnic tables (bring your own tablecloths) for use on a first come basis. You can not reserve tables.

Pavilions are not available to rent and are exclusively used with catered picnic packages. The picnic area with tables is available for anyone to use.

Rules

Fishing is not permitted on the Lake or from any shore area.

Pets are not permitted.

Single pole beach umbrellas and children’s shade shelters not exceeding 42 vertical inches are permitted on the upper beach and lawns. No other shelter devices are permitted such as tents, pop-up shelters, awnings, etc.

Un-assisted capable swimmers only. Non-swimmers and those needing assistance from other people, lifevests, tubes, noodles or any other flotation device must remain inside the shallow roped area.

Mt. Gretna resident hardshell canoes with a current (2021) permit may launch and recover from the designated docking area. No other privately owned craft are permitted for use on the Lake.

Yes, you may bring your own food and beverages (no alcohol).

There is no camping, but there are several commercial campgrounds within 10 miles. The nearest is: Pinch Pond

You may bring your own inner tubes and inflatables for use in the swimming area. Paddles are not allowed.

For the safety and comfort of all our patrons no activity involving throwing is permitted. No balls, frisbees, lawn darts, hacky sacks, beach balls, or badminton. Exception: Volleyball on the two volleyball courts.

Smoking/vaping is permitted in the designated area within the facility. It is not permitted on the beach or decks.

Miscellaneous

Community provided fireworks are no longer performed in Mt. Gretna.

The Lake is drained each spring to permit maintenance, inspection and repair of the in-lake structures after the winter ice season.