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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Address: River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
Phone Number: (570) 426-2452
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Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking
Description: This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River...
This 70,000-acre park is named for the point at which the Delaware River cuts through Kittatinny Mountain.
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Delaware Water Gap

we drove to see several of the waterfalls and on the way back we took Miner Road to see black bear. we weren't disappointed. We seen 8 bears total and 4 of those were a momma and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Bringhurst, Indiana
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Bringhurst, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

we drove to see several of the waterfalls and on the way back we took Miner Road to see black bear. we weren't disappointed. We seen 8 bears total and 4 of those were a momma and 3 cubs that we sat and watched for about 20 minutes. they were only about 20 yards away in a clearing by the... More 

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Lithia, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have visited several state and national parks and did not hear about this place until very recently. I was so impressed with the number of easily accessible water falls. The only negative thing to say is that the visitor centers are lacking and are only opened a limited amount of time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We started the hike by taking the steps at the entry of the Dunnfield Creek parking lot. From there to the top is the double red dot blazed trail. This is a relatively challanging trail that sometimes requires the use of the hands as you scramble up the boulders. The view at the top is breathtaking and includes that of... More 

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were there Monday through Thursday and enjoyed a few trails. For some reason Mapquest could not find the visitor center on the south end and when we finally saw it , it was closed!! Other people were having the same problem. Is this considered tourist friendly? NOT

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Take the AT south of the village of DWG and take in the great vista of the gap without having to slog up a mountain or walk for more than about 20 minutes. Well worth it!

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

While not far from the large urban areas of New York and Philadelphia, this Recreational Area is still a natural oasis teeming with wildlife that offers camping at many public and private campgrounds; excellent hiking including the Appalachian Trail and the strenuous climb up Mt. Tammany which provides an exceptional bird’s-eye view of the Gap; kayaking, canoeing or tubing the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Incredible view, once you get to the top! Once at the top, it allows you for a great walk surrounded by pine trees! (took us about 1+ hr to get to the top, with difficult climbs at times)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The visitors Center at the riverside is closed on two days a week. You better check the website first before you plan your trip. Info material and maps are available at many places. The trials are well signed and provide an extraordinary experience. Hiking two mountains / hills (Mt Tammany, 1527' and Mt Minsi, 1463' are of interest because of... More 

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Plympton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a limited amount of time to spend at the Water Gap so we focused on the northern section of the park, which we entered through the New Jersey side. We spent one day there and hiked 4 different trails. We chose the trails that were rated Easy - Moderate, were fairly short, and had waterfalls. We were there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a good place for outdoor activities, like climbing and hiking. I can image how beautiful it will be in spring, summer or fall. Not a very good time to visit since no many leaves on the trees. Many centers and restrooms were closed at this time. However, it was fun.

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Additional Information about Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Address: River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
Phone Number: (570) 426-2452
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Delaware Water Gap

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