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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap, 18302, PA

The Delaware Water Gap runs through the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is regarded by many to be one of the most scenic areas in the Northeast. Families love the Delaware Water Gap for much more than its natural beauty though. The recreation area is used almost year-round by adventurers for canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking and more.

Families love to traverse the literally hundreds of miles of trails interwoven into the mountains, with varying levels of difficulty that will satisfy basic amateurs to hardcore climbers. Visitors can fish the Delaware River for over 60 varieties of fish, including striped bass, carp, trout, walleye, several varieties of catfish and more. Kayaking, canoeing and swimming are also very popular family activities.

You’ll find two campgrounds within the the park. Worthington State Forest Campground is near I-80, and Dingmans Campground is near Dingmans Ferry. There is also a slew of other private campgrounds nearby which dot the scenery.