Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Canoe-In Campsites Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The shallow, gentle Delaware River hardly seems powerful enough to wash away a sandbar, much less a chunk of mountain. But centuries ago, this unassuming body of water carved a 1,100-foot-deep, 3-mile-long gorge out of the solid rock of the Kittatinny Ridge. Canoeists have used this part of the Delaware for travel since the days of the Lenape Indian Tribe, but today’s boaters are more interested in scenery and recreation than in transportation.
Mount Tammany rises above the river on the Jersey side, and Mount Minsi overshadows it on the Pennsylvania side. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) stretches north from the gap for 40 miles, encompassing 70,000 acres of land along both sides of the river in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The National Park Service administers the recreation area and runs no developed campgrounds within its boundaries."