Camping near Delaware Water Gap

The Delaware River carves a deep gorge through the Poconos, forming a stunning backdrop for camping.

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Paradise Valley Homestead

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents33 acres · West Milford, NJ
GREAT NEWS!!! As of April 5th, my long awaited 1st Glamping site is available for booking! Please read the description carefully of the "Gypsy Rose Vardo", to see if it's the right fit for you. We also have 10 large camping sites available on our 33 acre property located in Northwest NJ. Sites 1 through 4 are on mowed, fairly level fields and are large enough for campers or RV's up to 30ft, or a couple of tents, and sites 5 and 6 are further back in the woods, available only for a few small tents, sites 7 through 10 are much further into the property and are only accessible with a high clearance AWD or 4WD SUV or you can park and hike your gear in. There are 3 compost toilet outhouses spread out through the Hipcamp, so it's an easy walking distance from any site. Although we are only 2 1/2 miles from a main highway, the last 2 miles are on a dirt road with no houses. We are surrounded by protected land, so no neighbors and lots of wildlife, including the occasional bear, coyote or raccoon. Keep all food items secured. Because we are surrounded by protected land we are not sprayed for insects, so be safe and do tick checks often and bring the bug spray. We are 45 minutes from NYC or the Delaware Water Gap and an hour away from the NJ shore. There are horse farms nearby that offer trail rides. We are also close to the Highland and Appalachian Hiking trails. There are two reservoirs within a 20-minute drive for canoeing or kayaking. There are walking trails through our property, including a ten-minute hike on a marked trail to a small waterfall in a ravine.
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100 Mile View Camping

14 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Jim Thorpe, PA
The 100 Mile View Campground is located 3 miles from Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh Gorge State Park, Delaware, and Lehigh Heritage Trail, White Water Rafting, Steam Train Rides, Museums, Music Entertainment at Mauch Chunk Opera House, and Mauch Chunk Lake which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boating and fishing. You can get to all of these activities in 3 miles with no traffic by turning left out of our driveway and driving west on Flagstaff Road to Jim Thorpe. We offer hiking and mountain biking trails on our property and a variety of camping opportunities for parties with tents, campers, overlanders, and RVs. Our campsites are booked on ResNexus.com which does not charge additional booking fees for reservations made at our campground. 100 Mile View Camping is a family-run campground that is located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on a property that has 100 Mile East to West Panoramic Views. It is comprised of several parcels totaling 100's of acres that were purchased over the past 35 years. We have shared our property with hikers, bikers, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts since day one. Our campground started with only 6 campsites, but with great reviews, we continue growing and have recently received the approvals to become one of the premier camping and outdoor resort destinations in the Eastern United States. Our founder, Jake Arner, has a passion for the outdoors and for people who show respect for nature and for other people. Jake genuinely enjoys sharing his property with others. This property and Jake's generosity have received 5-star reviews online from many people.
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Pocono Point

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Lehighton, PA
Pocono Point RV & Campground offers a truly unforgettable vacation experience, where you can enjoy the culture of historic Jim Thorpe any time of year. Our camping near the Pocono Mountains offers an array of stay types like full-hookup RV sites, cozy cabins, as well as the authentic experience of rustic tent camping. We also have one-of-a-kind views over the Delaware Water Gap. Pocono Point RV features accommodations for every family to enjoy; whether you’re camping for the first time or take the family out for an adventure every year, we have the site, tent, or cabin for you.
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The Lookout

4 sites · Tents20 acres · New Tripoli, PA
Welcome to the Lookout. We have made many improvements to our land in the short time we own it. We plan to keep upgrading our property. We plan to use the land for Recreational activites. We have a Hiker Hostel in the Building. The Building was previously the Blue Mountain Lookout Restaurant but has been neglected for approximately 20 years. We are trying to restore the property to bring it back to life.
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Organic Farm in the Pocono Mts.

3 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · East Stroudsburg, PA
Our chemical free farm is set on 45 acres overlooking the iconic Delaware Water Gap in the Pocono Mountains! We're located 1 hour from NYC and 1.5 hours from Philadelphia. There are plenty of activities within the 45 acres: hiking, fishing, farming activities, bird watching, biking all on site. We have luscious fields of sustainably produced vegetables, fruit and flowers. Explore the Delaware river from our boat launch or one of the great canoe rental companies. Hike Mt. Tammany, Ski Shawnee Mt, walk the Appalachian Trail, visit America's oldest jazz club in Delaware Water Gap or visit the dozens of water falls surrounding our farm for a swim. (Autumn is camping season in the poconos, bring blankets and plan hikes for excellent fall foliage) We have 3 camping locations which you can park near with your vehicle. They are all private camps and out of sight from others. Our camps sites are for people that like camping in the mountains and near a working farm. Our farm and the community we built is focused on sustainable living with nature, local self reliance, and kindness. Also, feel free to join us in the fields, request a tour, pet a goat, smell a pig, and check out our DIY home renovation, (built with hempcrete). Pets should not be off leash unless well behaved and pets should not be left unattended. truck campers are allowed if they're under 8 feet. No trailers/campers.
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Ugly Apple Farms

12 sites · Tents70 acres · Port Jervis, NY
Ugly Apple Farms was started by my Wife and to try to bring fresh organic/permaculture food to our community. We love to play music and get together with our friends and have been hosting people for some time. We thought that hipcamp could introduce people to our mission and make some extra money to get the farm off the ground. Ugly Apple Farms is a diverse place. We have opportunities for farm classes, pick your own veggies and more. We also have 1800 feet of access to the Neversink River. We recommend four wheel drive for some of our sites so please ask about them. We are an off grid farm with access to some solar for charging. We have tent sites and room for campers. Our camping is primitive but there is access to potable water and sanitation if needed. All extras are first come first serve if not reserved in advance. We love and welcome any questions! Thanks for looking!! Randall and Melissa
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The River's Edge

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents60 acres · Pocono Woodland Lakes, PA
The River's Edge campsites sit on the shoreline of the Delaware River at the western edge of New York State overlooking the mountains of Pennsylvania. Our canvas tents and open air platforms perch between the river and the former Delaware & Hudson Canal which was once was used to transport raw goods by barge to New York City via the 'port' of Port Jervis. The remnants of the canal walls are throughout the property including a 300 person theater which we created to both preserve and feature this industrial history. It also makes a great place for an event or a movie night. Today, the original canal towpath, along which barges would be pulled and floated downstream, is a trail that links all of the campsites over 5 acres and at the furthest end an eel fishing camp that is in operation from June to October (say 'hi' to Jim). In the early 1900s, the train replaced the canal as the primary method of moving goods into New York and if you are lucky — you will hear the train rumble by along the river on the Pennsylvania side. There is something spectacular in the absolute still and grandness of the river, the mountains and the ongoing industrial history of the valley. It is a reminder of the way things used to be.
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Stonehedge Gardens Holistic Retreat

11 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Tamaqua, PA
Stonehedge Gardens and Holistic Learning Center is a beautiful, landscaped 20-acre sanctuary with walking trails, ponds, a creek and perennial gardens located in Tamaqua, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Also onsite are many amenities, including a community kitchen, firepits, local artisan gift shop, and pottery studio. Hike right from Stonehedge into the town of Tamaqua (less than 3 miles) on a designated Rail Trail to find the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, Stokers Brewery, and several restaurant options. Local hiking trails include: * Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail (7.3 miles) - less than 15 min. drive * Switchback Railroad Trail (18 miles) less than 20 min. drive for a 9 mile descent into Jim Thorpe * Owl Creek Reservoir (2 mi.) less than 15 min. drive boating, fishing, hiking We are also close to: * Jim Thorpe (25 min.) * Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 min.) * Blue Mountain Ski Resort (40 min.) Stonehedge provides a healing, sacred, inclusive environment for the cultivation of community and personal transformation through wellness, art, holistic education and connection with nature. Please email info@stonehedge.us for any further questions and visit our website at https://www.stonehedge.us
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Mountain Top Camping

7 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · Great Meadows, NJ
Private 100+ acre farm covering the peak of one of the tallest mountains in New Jersey with scenic views of the Delaware Water Gap. Rolling fields with woods mixed in with miles of trails to hike and explore. Multiple secluded camping sites throughout the farm. Guests can expect to see sheep and their livestock guardian dog out in one of the fields. Many things to do near by. Mountain Lake has a public beach a few minutes away. Go rafting down the Delaware River less than 30 min away.
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RoundStone

10 sites · Tents400 acres · Weatherly, PA
We are a small, family owned campground nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, on the outskirts of the famous Poconos. We offer rustic tent sites and log cabins on nearly 400 acres. The property has been in our family since the late 1800's, initially operating as an ochre mill. We are near the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Whitewater Rafting Adventures, Hickory Run State Park, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Tuscarora State Park, and more. PLEASE NOTE: - Our tent sites are rustic with NO electric or running water. Porta-Johns are available throughout the grounds. (Some sites are closer to port-a-johns than others.) We do not provide potable water or showers but we allow responsible use of the stream for cleaning. - FIREWOOD: Due to the threat of invasive pests, we do not allow firewood to be transported onto the grounds. We have firewood for sale for $7 per crate. You can pick and crate your wood at the wood pile on the grounds at your convenience. Please bring cash if possible or get in touch at the end of your stay to pay via Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle. -We have a variety of wildlife in the area, including BLACK BEARS. Please follow 'Leave No Trace' protocols and be mindful of trash and food throughout your stay. We have a dumpster available to you on the grounds. -Check in is contactless. Upon booking, you will receive directions to your site. -Three night minimum: Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend. -Only some of our sites are available here on Hipcamp. Please get in touch with us for more options if you have a larger group or if you are interested in a cabin.
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Camp Dietrich on Bear Creek

4 sites · Lodging425 acres · Jim Thorpe, PA
Four secluded campsites along Bear Creek in the Poconos, feature spacious safari tents with queen bunk beds, covered dining area, a deck to set up an additional 6 person pop up tent. In addition we have “Check Point Shed” where campers can borrow gear. Drive into your campsite immediately you will hear the sounds of a babbling creek, by giant rhododendrons under magnificent hemlocks and oaks - a truly natural and relaxing experience. Campers can enjoy a short hike to our private waterfall with swimming hole or lay in a hammock by the creek. The sites are surrounded by 400 acres of privately owned natural forest with several miles of marked trails. The campsite is adjoined by Lehigh Gorge State Park and PA state game lands. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended for hiking. Just minutes away there are outdoor adventures galore: white water rafting, kayaking, biking on rail to trails bike paths, skirmish paint ball, Glen Onoko Falls and Hickory Run state parks. The mountaintop entertainment venue Penns Peak and the historic town of Jim Thorpe are just 15 minutes from the campsite. Jim Thorpe has many fine eatery’s, shops, the Lehigh Gorge Railway and Asa Packer mansion
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The Record Room

1 site · Lodging16 acres · Glen Spey, NY
Nestled down a private gravel road in the forest along a small creek lies an off grid, eco friendly cabin made entirely from timber that came directly from the place it sits and recycled lumber from various Broadway shows. The Record Room has a vast collection of vintage, classic and current vinyl albums that plays solely from solar power. It's audio system delivers the sound on the inside and out for a campfire mood that can't be beat. Our Property is 16 acres with direct access to state land and the monguap river with hundreds of acres woods for you to explore. The river is close enough to be seen and heard from the cabin but the adventure of getting there is half the fun! The Delaware river is only 2 miles from our location and River rafting is a big business around here, A small artesian fed creek runs right next to the cabin and lends to the relaxing sounds of water with many quaint spots for you to dip your toes into paired with a wood fired tub that can only be explained by experience. Wildlife can seen and heard all around you. Make sure you download a bird identifier app! A queen temper-pedic bed and super comfy overstuffed futon will assure a good nights slumber. The Record Rooms' covered outdoor kitchen is designed to extend the awesome vibes into every meal.. (I.E. Flat top grill, single burner and stainless grated grill all powered by propane, Cast iron frying pans, and utensils). Our outhouse is designed and maintained by the women of the family and great pride is taken in making it favorable experience. The Record Room is heated by a small wood stove for those chilly mornings and nights. If your looking for glamping this your place. We are always adding new features built from the sawmill operations of our homestead. We have a few spots available for your friend circle to pitch a tent and enjoy the experience with you. Feel free to reach out with any special requests, we enjoy a challenge! A basic convenient store can be located three miles to the right of our property with all your basic needs (including gas). For your grocery shopping, a small family owned market can be found within 10 minutes up the road, lets not forget to mention the various local farmer markets on the weekends. If you're looking for activities, there's plenty of rafting/canoeing/kayaking companies for your enjoyment. do you want to hike instead? we've got you covered. there's numerous trails all in a hop, skip, and a jump! Looking forward to see you soon!
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Camping near Delaware Water Gap guide

Overview

The Delaware River cuts through this protected region in the Poconos, carving a deep gorge amid the mountains. This is the Delaware Water Gap, a pristine region of forests, lakes, and mountains.

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area covers 70,000 acres. The water gap forms a natural boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. You'll find tons of hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and kayaking in both states.

Waterfalls and scenic outlooks make for rewarding hiking here. Take the short but tough trail to Raymondskill Falls, a triple cascading fall that's the tallest in Pennsylvania. At Bushkill Falls, a series of walkways and bridges lead over the roaring water. Around 30 miles of the Appalachian Trail wind through, passing dramatic lookouts over the river.

Cool down after hiking at the three public beaches: Smithfield, Milford, and Turtle Beach. All have lifeguards on duty, picnic tables, and bathrooms for changing.

In the heart of the park is Millbrook Village, a living museum from the pioneer days. Check the calendar before you arrive. The expert docents do seasonal demonstrations such as maple sugaring and apple cider pressing.

About a dozen private campgrounds are here. Within the national recreation area, the camps have basic amenities such as bathrooms and water spigots. Outside the area, camps often have extra amenities like Wi-Fi and full hook-up RV sites. Some rent out cabins, while others operate group kayak tours and boat rentals.

The Worthington State Forest has public campgrounds. Many of these spacious sites are right on the water, with fire rings to cook bass and walleye caught from the river. At the center of the park is Sunfish pond, a glacial pond with gorgeous clear waters. The Appalachian trail runs past the pond. It's a short but steep climb to Mount Tammany, the second highest peak in the Kittatinny Mountains.

Roughly 40 miles of the Delaware River wind through this protected region. Kayakers get a stunning view of the gorge and days worth of paddling. The unspoiled river runs calmly on its course, so most stretches are ideal for beginners. Access points every 10 miles or so allow for flexible planning.

Kayakers can pitch tent at the Alosa campsites near Bushkill. Accessible only by boat, these secluded sites are ideal for multi-day adventures on the water. Make your reservations in advance and bring your own potable water. If the Alosa sites fill up, you can also camp at designated river sites on a first-come, first-served basis.

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