We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

River Rd, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18302
(570) 426-2452
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Camping, Kayaking
Traveler Description: About 50 years ago there was a project known as the Tocks Island Dam. This project would have created a dam in the Delaware River about 5 miles north... more »
Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    43
    11
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New Bern
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour in trolley-bus. Was disappointed that it did not take us all the way to the scenic pedestrian bridge.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
663 reviews 663 reviews
358 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The park extends on both sides of Delaware river and do not forget the attractions on Jersey side. New Jersey side is somewhat less crowded and has pleasant hiking trails.You can also walk parts of Appalachian trail there. Many ponds and lakes have small beaches and even informal places to swim. The trails are rather poorly marked unfortunately and overall... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ottawa canada
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a very popular hike. We came in from New Jersey on hwy 80. Access to the Dunnfield parking lot is just before the toll plaza to enter into Pennsylvania. If you get to the parking before 9:30 am you might get into the lot. If not go under the highway and park at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It seems that the trail maps dont have all the hikes. I would recommend checking out the national park website for this park to see the list of hikes and find the level of difficulty thats good for you. Weve been here twice and didnt find it necessary to do bushkill either time. It seems to touristy for us but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bronx, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

These local rangers will illegally search your bags and tents without probable cause. They will violate your rights and threaten to kill your dog. They will brutally bully you so beware because it happened to us at site #75. Here's what happened to us.. We were a group of 14 people in our mid 30's legally camping out near the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 19
New Jersey
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Delaware Water Gap is a spectacular natural wonder. We decided to look up where the overlooks were and go take some pictures. We followed the map and went to all three overlooks, and they overlooked, basically the road, with no view of the Delaware River at all. We were sorely disappointed. You might just as well enjoy the Gap... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Hermon, New York, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is nothing better then floating down the Delaware River on a tube, raft, canoe or boat. I grew up on this river and utilize it every weekend I am in PA. There is free camping on the river for overnight trips greater than 14 miles in distance per day on a first come basis. Paid parking is available by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I highly recommend this as a day trip (or an overnight if you're so inclined.) To learn about the area get off I-80 at the LAST exit BEFORE the bridge. Make a left and visit the welcome center, it just reopened today! There was a young girl there and a man as well. They were both very helpful. Make sure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 26
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Wonderful area to view raptors soaring and nesting. Early spring brings heavy amount of water cascading down steep hills to swift pure water below. Come off season for heavily used area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
1,174 reviews 1,174 reviews
339 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stopped into a park in the recreation area today, and spent some time just looking around at the spectacular scenery, including the towering mountains, the soaring hawks, and the inviting trail heads. This is a great place to launch a spur hike of a portion of the Appalachian Trail, if you are of that spirit. The rock walls that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also viewed

Bushkill, Pocono Mountains Region
Dingmans Ferry, Pocono Mountains Region
 
Tannersville, Pocono Mountains Region
Greentown, Pocono Mountains Region
 

Been to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing