VISIT Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was established on September 1, 1965.
|Address||1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA, 18324|
|Hours||24 hours a day, year round|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the 14th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are June, July, August & September.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
|Morristown National Historical Park||33 mi|
|Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River||34 mi|
|Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park||42 mi|
|Steamtown National Historic Site||43 mi|
|Thomas Edison National Historical Park||43 mi|
|General Grant National Memorial||55 mi|
|Hamilton Grange National Memorial||55 mi|
|Statue of Liberty National Monument||56 mi|
|Stonewall National Monument||56 mi|
|Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site||56 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
|Dingmans - Delaware Water Gap National Rec Area||Dingman's Ferr, PA more||4 miles|
|Shotwell - Stokes State Forest||Sandyston, NJ more||7 miles|
|Swartswood State Park||Newton, NJ more||7 miles|
|Ocquittunk - Stokes State Forest||Branchville, NJ more||9 miles|
|Mohican Walk-In Campsites||Blairstown, NJ more||10 miles|
|Worthington State Forest||Columbia, NJ more||14 miles|
|High Point State Park - Sawmill Area||Sussex, NJ more||15 miles|
|Jenny Jump State Forest||Blairstown, NJ more||16 miles|
|Promised Land State Park||Greentown, PA more||19 miles|
|Mahlon Dickerson Reservation||Lake Hopatcong, NJ more||20 miles|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||12 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||42%||22 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||24 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||37%||33 mi|
|Winter4Kids (Youth Only)||Vernon Twp, NJ||1,435 ft||45%||36 mi|
|Big Boulder||Lake Harmony, PA||2,175 ft||31%||36 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||36 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||37 mi|
|Jack Frost||White Haven, PA||2,000 ft||43%||39 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||40 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||42 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||43 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||49 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||51 mi|
|Greek Peak Mountain||New York, NY||2,100 ft||40%||56 mi|
|Whitetail Mountain||Mercersburg, PA||1,800 ft||41%||57 mi|
|Spring Mountain||Schwenksville, PA||528 ft||26%||68 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||73 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||74 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||78 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||55%||79 mi|
|Belleayre Mountain||Highmount, NY||3,429 ft||43%||81 mi|
|Roundtop||Unityville, PA||1,400 ft||43%||83 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||89 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||95 mi|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||50 mi|
|LaGuardia Airport||LGA||New York, NY||60 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||69 mi|
|Philadelphia International Airport||PHL||Philadelphia, PA||90 mi|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||148 mi|
|Baltimore/Washington International Airport||BWI||Baltimore, MD||165 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||185 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
|Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport||AVP||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA||44 mi|
|Lehigh Valley International Airport||ABE||Allentown, PA||44 mi|
|New York Stewart International Airport||SWF||Newburgh, NY||48 mi|
|Trenton Mercer Airport||TTN||Trenton, NJ||61 mi|
|Westchester County Airport||HPN||White Plains, NY||63 mi|
|Northeast Philadelphia Airport||PNE||Philadelphia, PA||74 mi|
|Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)||RDG||Reading, PA||77 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.