Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Delaware Water Gap

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is located in Delaware Water Gap. Put Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into our Delaware Water Gap itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • As other contributors have noted, you could spend many days having fun outdoors. However, here's some info if you are just passing through. 1) There is a nice visitor center in the town of Delaware Wa...  read more »
  • I would not call Mt. Tammany a hike. It is mostly a rock climb. If you want to wear out little kids or walk on rocks, then Mt. Tammany is your ticket. If you want to look at wildlife, go birding, or t...  read more »
  • Visited this recreation stop with hardly any idea. The area holds: 1. waterfalls 2.trails 3. swimming 4. amusement sports 4. boating /surfing on the side of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Plan for a 2-3...  read more »
  • This is one of the best national parks in the state of New Jersey. Visited turtle beach with friends and it was so much fun. You can grill, swim and play- all for a small fee of $10 for NJ residents Restrooms were clean. Kids enjoyed swimming in the river so much. Park officers were friendly and offered us trash bag as well.
  • Great place to vacation. Scenery is great, lots of things to do. However, most things are pretty far so there is nothing within walking distance of each other, so be prepared to drive.
  • Lots to see and do. Hiking, canoeing, camping, sight seeing, etc. Wide variety of wildlife from bears to Bald Eagles. They offer shuttle service for boaters and bikers, too. Many trails from easy to "I'm not hiking that". Several really nice waterfalls. There are a few places to stop for a bite or cold beverage, but, you best bring your own.
  • Great place to take a hike. Once you get to the top, the scenery is beautiful. The main trail is not for the physically unfit though. Be sure to understand that the climb to the top isn't going to be like a walk in the park. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. You will need it on especially hot days. The trail can be very deceiving. Certain places look a lot flatter than they are. Most of this trail is 45 degree angles, some more and some less but I'd say 45 is a good average. I could probably make it to the top in 30 minutes alone. But I'm always with someone and it takes at least an hour. Have fun and bring bug spray.
  • Just started to explore this area with bikes, kayaks, and hiking. It's gorgeous here! We used a place called Edge of the Woods for pedal & paddle rentals. We started with kayaks and rafts put in at the Delaware Water Gap township where I-80 crosses into Pennsylvania. Pretty scenery but a bit marred by the constant noise of the highway. The bike ride started at Smithfield Beach Recreation area ($7 fee per car). Nice trails near the river. DWG township is cute, and there is often live jazz music at Deer Park Inn. Turtle Beach was not really satisfactory - $10 fee per car, lots of folks BBQing, no beach, very very tiny swimming area allowed.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m