Delaware Water Gap Travel Guide

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Delaware Water Gap Things to Do

  • Kittatinny Point Visitor Center

    The Kittatinny Point Visitor Center is in the Delaware Water Gap just off Interstate 80 in New Jersey. Both the visitor center and boat ramp were closed when I was there in early May 08. It said closed for the season but maybe it is permanent. I heard that New Jersey was having to close many of their state parks due to budget shortfalls....

  • Hike the Van Campen's Glen Trail

    The Van Campen's Glen Trail starts at the Van Campen's Glen Picnic Area and follows Van Campen's Brook north one mile, crossing the brook on a small footbridge just before a good-sized waterfall. I only went as far as the waterfall. However, from there I could see that the trail then climbs a staircase beside the waterfall. Evidently it continues...

  • Van Campen's Glen Picnic Area

    The online Reader's Digest Advice and Know-How about the Delaware River Loop scenic drive tells us:"The first [Europeans] to settle the Delaware River valley in the early 1700's were Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam (now New York). The Van Campens, descendants of one of the families, sold their land so that a mill could be built beside a stream...

  • Canoeing on the Delaware

    The 40 miles of the Delaware River attract people who enjoy canoeing, tubing, and rafting. Access points to the river are located every eight to ten miles, and may be by way of dirt roads. This is the canoeing area at Eshback, 5 miles from Bushkill Visitor Center.For those on overnight trips, camping is allowed at designated sites along the river.

  • I-80 West Scenic Overlook

    Between Exit 12 and Exit 4 in New Jersey, there is a scenic overlook on I-80 westbound. In my opinion, this is the best view of the Delaware Water Gap.

  • Appalachian Trail

    The Appalachain Trail on the New Jersey side offers breath taking views. On a clear day, you can see for miles. Also, there are many deep water ponds along the trail. These ponds are popular for fishing.


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Delaware Water Gap Transportation

  • Car: I-80 eastbound to Exit 53...

    by organicman Written Oct 4, 2002

    Car: I-80 eastbound to Exit 53 or from NJ I-80 westbound Exit 7 @ Columbia & take the Portland Bridge to Route 611 North. Bus: Bike: Route 611 Walk: The Applahian Trail
    Walking is fine or you can take a sight-seeing trolley spring to fall!

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Delaware Water Gap Warnings and Dangers

  • Mind your footing!

    Do be careful when hiking around, especially by the water. When we visited the Raymondskill Falls there were warnings about the uneven footpaths, as well as the Falls themselves. At one point by the falls, of which there are actually three, there was a small private 'memorial', which appeared to indicate that at some time, not so long ago, someone,...

  • Do not feed the bloody...

    Do not feed the bloody bears.....Yep there are bears there and they are not dangerous at all as long as they don't get accustomed to humans to muchby being fed....When I was there last time the rangerswere out hunting and shooting one causeit had attacked a kid. (the kid seems tobe ok, from what I've been told)

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Delaware Water Gap Off The Beaten Path

  • Resort Point Overlook

    On the Pennsylvania side just south of the town, Delaware Water Gap, there is a pullover called the Resort Point Overlook on PA-611. It is a good place to get a view of the I-80 bridge across the Delaware River and the exit to the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center on the New Jersey side. The pictures also show the way you get to Old Mine Road by...

  • Point of Gap Overlook

    The Point of Gap Overlook is on the Pennsylvania side on PA-611 between the towns of Delaware Water Gap and Portland. There is a large parking lot and a gazebo with views of the Gap. However, I was the only one there. One of the videos is a panorama from the gazebo.

  • Kittatinny Point Fishing Access

    Just east of the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center on the access road to the Dunnfield Exit, there is a small paved parking lot and fishing access to the Delaware River. You can see Mount Tammany (1527 feet elevation) and the Gap well from there.


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    Fly Fishing on Van Campen's Brook

    by AlbuqRay Updated Jul 21, 2008

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    There was just one person fishing between Van Campen's Glen and the upper, bigger waterfall, which is about one mile north. He was fly fishing and I saw him catch and release two small trout (see the video).

    Fly Fishing on Van Campen's Brook Caught One Here Caught Another One Here
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Delaware Water Gap General

  • A final View

    A final reminder. Just take a look at the path here, where Mary is standing. It's not suited to elderly or infirm walkers. There are many exposed roots of the Hemlock trees. I had to hold mary's hand for much of the trail. Aaah, Bless! LOL.You can find out more about the Delaware Water Gap by visiting the National Park Service website at:nps water...

  • The National Recreation Area

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was established by Congress in 1965. It is one of more than 380 parks in the National Park System.for more information, you can write to:Delaware Water GapNational Recreation AreaBushkill, PA 18324-9999Telephone: 570-588-2451

  • Delaware River Canoeing

    The group of teenagers we found canoeing here came from a High School in Philadelphia. They seemed to have had a great time, although they were almost finished when we arrived.


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