Delaware Water Gap

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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Park Details

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was established on September 1, 1965.

Address 1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA, 18324
Phone570 426-2452
Hours24 hours a day, year round
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the 15th 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits205,361211,400231,058312,399423,033472,352622,247556,155472,249367,043282,041185,564
Precipitation1038011511011081828692101101102
Avg Temp373948607078828174635241
Max Temp565567788589929086786859
Avg Temp232431425261656457473728
Min Temp4612273747545241322412
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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 NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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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.

NameDistance
Morristown National Historical Park33 mi
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River34 mi
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park42 mi
Steamtown National Historic Site43 mi
Thomas Edison National Historical Park43 mi
General Grant National Memorial55 mi
Hamilton Grange National Memorial55 mi
Statue of Liberty National Monument56 mi
Stonewall National Monument56 mi
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site56 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.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Dingmans - Delaware Water Gap National Rec AreaDingman's Ferr, PA more 4 miles
Shotwell - Stokes State ForestSandyston, NJ more 7 miles
Swartswood State ParkNewton, NJ more 7 miles
Ocquittunk - Stokes State ForestBranchville, NJ more 9 miles
Mohican Walk-In CampsitesBlairstown, NJ more 10 miles
Worthington State ForestColumbia, NJ more 14 miles
High Point State Park - Sawmill AreaSussex, NJ more 15 miles
Jenny Jump State ForestBlairstown, NJ more 16 miles
Promised Land State ParkGreentown, PA more 19 miles
Mahlon Dickerson ReservationLake 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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%12 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%22 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%24 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%33 mi
Winter4Kids (Youth Only)Vernon Twp, NJ1,435 ft43%36 mi
Big BoulderLake Harmony, PA2,175 ft30%36 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%36 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%37 mi
Jack FrostWhite Haven, PA2,000 ft41%39 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%40 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%42 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%43 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%49 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%51 mi
Greek Peak MountainNew York, NY2,100 ft39%56 mi
Whitetail MountainMercersburg, PA1,800 ft39%57 mi
Spring MountainSchwenksville, PA528 ft25%68 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%73 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%74 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%78 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%79 mi
BelleayreHighmount, NY3,429 ft42%81 mi
RoundtopUnityville, PA1,400 ft41%83 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%89 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%95 mi

Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ50 mi
LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY60 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY69 mi
Philadelphia International AirportPHLPhiladelphia, PA90 mi
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY148 mi
Baltimore/Washington International AirportBWIBaltimore, MD165 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI185 mi
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Wilkes Barre Scranton International AirportAVPWilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA44 mi
Lehigh Valley International AirportABEAllentown, PA44 mi
New York Stewart International AirportSWFNewburgh, NY48 mi
Trenton Mercer AirportTTNTrenton, NJ61 mi
Westchester County AirportHPNWhite Plains, NY63 mi
Northeast Philadelphia AirportPNEPhiladelphia, PA74 mi
Reading Regional Airport (Carl A Spaatz Field)RDGReading, PA77 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.