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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Bushkill, Pennsylvania   18324-9999

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Raymondskill Falls.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Raymondskill Falls.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Raymondskill Falls. Low water level...Would liked to have seen it after the tropical storm/depression came thru a week later.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Above Raymondskill Falls.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Above Raymondskill Falls.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

View from above Raymondskill Falls. 2010.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Silverthread Falls, 2010. Barely a trickle of water due to the dry summer.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. Trail leading from Visitor Center to Dingmans Falls.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Dingmans Falls, 2010. Would like to see this with more water. Its still beautiful, though.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Dingmans Falls, 2010. Its been a really dry summer. Not much water running.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Dingmans Falls. 2010.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. When we first reached the top of Dingmans Falls, I looked across the stream to see this blue heron sunning itself. How odd it looks.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. I watched this bird for about 15 minutes and sat times, it looked like it was panting, and other times it looked like it was trying to swallow a fish that was just a little too big

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

2010. This blue heron blends right into the log its standing on. Plenty of people who hiked to the top of Dingmans Falls didnt even notice it was there.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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'Pure Nature'
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'DREAM'
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'Dingmans Falls'
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Dingmans falls in the Delaware Water Gap

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'Dingmans Falls '
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Dingmans Falls in the Delaware Water Gap, PA side

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'Mount Minsi '
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The veiw of Mount Minsi pennsylvania from Mount Tammany New Jersey in the Delaware Water Gap

This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. At the south end of the park, the river cuts eastward through the Appalachian Mountains at the scenic Delaware Water Gap. A one-day auto tour of the park can include waterfalls, rural scenery, and historic Millbrook Village. Visitors can also canoe, hike, camp, swim, picnic, bicycle, crosscountry ski, and horseback ride. Fishing and hunting are permitted in season with state licenses.
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Nearby Accommodations
Black Walnut Country Inn and Stables - Milford, PABBs / Inns
The Black Walnut Inn is a delightful English Tudor-style Bed Breakfast, tucked away on a 162-acre wooded estate in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, minutes from the Delaware River. Adjacent to thousands of acres of wooded trails. Overnight boarding available to Inn guests. Trail Rides.
12.3 miles from park*
Wooden Duck Bed Breakfast - Newton, NJBBs / Inns
A brick patio in ground swimming pool invite guests to step outdoors and enjoy their picturesque surroundings and provide a lovely spot for seasonal breakfasting, sunbathing or just plain relaxing
12.6 miles from park*


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Black Walnut Country Inn and Stables - Milford, PAHorseback Riding
The Black Walnut Inn is a delightful English Tudor-style Bed Breakfast, tucked away on a 162-acre wooded estate in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, minutes from the Delaware River. Adjacent to thousands of acres of wooded trails. Overnight boarding available to Inn guests. Trail Rides.
Web Site: theblackwalnutinn.com
12.3 miles from park*
Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton , NJArts/Cultural/Drama
Peters Valley is a non-profit education center and gallery for craft arts. Tour the studios on weekends during summer. Workshops May to September, 2 to 5 days. Expert instructors from US and abroad. Commute or sleep over for a mini-vacation close-to-home. Wood turning, weaving, jewelry, ceramics, blacksmithing, photography, papermaking, beading and more.
Web Site: petersvalley.org
6.5 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 23 Beautiful River by Tina
I have canoed many times on this river. It has little islands in it to camp on. A great place to spend the whole weekend!
May 24 Pretty but MANY TICKS
We enjoyed seeing Dingman Falls, Toms Creek and Childs Park, but those places had short boardwalk trails. We decided to do a long several mile hike on McDade Trail, thought it was very poorly maintained and we turned around only after about a mile. Trail is overgrown and we were covered in hundreds of ticks each. So stay off of overgrown paths.


Area Campgrounds

Dingmans Campground
1006 Route 209
Dingmans Ferry, PA


Delaware Water Gap Pocono Mt KOA Kampground
233 Hollow Road
E. Stroudsburg, PA
570-223-8000


Mountain Vista Campground
RR #2 BOX 2190 50 Taylor Drive
E. Stroudsburg, PA
570-223-0111


Foxwood Family Campgrounds
400 Mt. Nebo Road
East Stroudsburg, PA
570-421-1424


Otter Lake Camp Resort
4805 Marshalls Creek Road
East Stroudsburg, PA
800-345-1369


Outdoor World - Timothy Lake North
Timothy Lake Road
East Stroudsburg, PA
570-588-6631


Outdoor World - Timothy Lake South
Timothy Lake Road
East Stroudsburg, PA
570-588-1617


River Beach Campsites
Box 382 Route 209
Milford, PA


Area Cabins and Lodges
Value Inn
5219 Milford Rd
East Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 588-1100


Pocono Palace Inc
5241 Milford Rd
East Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 588-6694


Birchwood In the Poconos
3400 Birchwood Rd
East Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 629-0222


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Cedar Lakes Cottages - Port Jervis, NYCottages and Cabins
Cedar Lakes is a gorgeous 500-acre estate surrounding twin cedar lakes. We have a selection of deluxe cottages for nightly or weekly rentals. Enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, and swimming on the property. Cottages have full kitchens, fireplaces, WIFI, and great amenities--all for the price of a hotel.
Web Site: cedarlakescottages.com
19.8 miles from park*
Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJBBs / Inns
Nestled in the beautiful Skylands Region of New Jersey, the house now known as The Whistling Swan Inn was built in 1905 by Justice of the Peace, Daniel Best, for his wife, Sarah. Come visit Northwest NJ's finest Victorian Inn Voted Top Ten BB in US by Inn Traveler Magazine
Web Site: whistlingswaninn.com
19 miles from park*
Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region - Lake Ariel, PAHotels/Motels
Located near popular recreational attractions, including the Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park, Steamtown National Historic Site and Promised Land State Park. NASCAR fans will enjoy a day at the races at nearby Pocono Raceway.
Web Site: comfortinn.com/hotel-lake_ariel-pennsylvania-PA092
30.5 miles from park*
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Plane - Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown PA, 65 miles southwest: 888-FLY-LVIA, 610-266-6000

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca PA, 65 miles west: (570) 457-3445

Newark International Airport, Newark NJ, 70 miles east: (973) 961-6000

Car - New York City NY is 70 miles east; Philadelphia PA is 90 miles south; Scranton PA is 50 miles west.

The north end of the park is at Milford PA, 5 miles from the NY/NJ border at Port Jervis NY. From points northeast, north, and northwest, take Interstate 84 to PA Exit 46. Follow Route 6 east 2 miles to Milford, and take Route 209 south to enter the north end of the park.

The south end of the park is along Interstate 80 at the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. From points southeast, south, and southwest, connect to Interstate 80.

For Kittatinny Point Visitor Center and to enter the New Jersey side of the park: WESTBOUND on Interstate 80 take NJ Exit 1 and bear left 500 yards, or EASTBOUND on Interstate 80 take the first exit ramp after the Delaware River toll plaza and continue straight off the ramp 300 yards.

For Bushkill Visitor Center and to enter the Pennsylvania side of the park, from Interstate 80 take PA exit 309 and Route 209 north 10 miles.

From the west, PA Route 739 south at Interstate 84 PA Exit 34 reaches Dingmans Ferry PA in 14 miles. From the east NJ Route 15 north at Interstate 80 NJ Exit 34, connecting to NJ Routes 206 north and 560 west, reaches the recreation area at Layton NJ in 25 miles.

Bus - Martz and Greyhound bus lines from Port Authority NY to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre PA stop at the "Stroudsburg" terminal in the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. This terminal is one mile from the Appalachian Trail south in the town of Delaware Water Gap and 2 1/2 miles from Kittatinny Point Visitor Center and the Appalachian Trail north via the pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Delaware River.

Martz (570)424-3639, 421-3040 Greyhound (800) 231-2222 Limited seasonal bus service is available from the New York City area to Milford and Matamoras PA. Regular daily service is provided to Port Jervis, NY on Shortline Bus.

Shortline Bus Service: (800) 631-8405 Limited daily passenger train service is available from Hoboken NJ to Port Jervis NY. MTA Metro-North Railroad: (800)638-7646

Public Transportation - There is no public transportation through the park. Limited auto rental and taxi service may be available in Stroudsburg PA, Milford PA, Matamoras PA, and Port Jervis NY.
Area Shopping
Peters Valley Craft Center Store - Layton , NJArts Crafts
The store at Peters Valley Craft Center offers original handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and home furnishings. Unique items from over 300 artists offer distinctive ideas to embellish the home, treat yourself, or to select for a gift. Visit the Gallery upstairs for our latest exhibit of fine art craft.
Web Site: petersvalley.org
6.5 miles from park*

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