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Paradise Valley Homestead

11 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 West Milford, NJ
We have 10 large sites available on our 33 acre property located in Northwest NJ. Sites 1 through 4 are on mowed, fairly level fields and are large enough for campers or RV's up to 30ft, or a couple of tents, and sites 5 and 6 are further back in the woods, available only for a few small tents, sites 7 through 10 are much further into the property and can only be accessible with a high clearance AWD or 4WD SUV or you can park and hike your gear in. Although we are only 2 1/2 miles from a main highway, the last 2 miles are on a dirt road with no houses. We are surrounded by protected land, so no neighbors and lots of wildlife, including the occasional bear, coyote or raccoon. Keep all food items secured. Because we are surrounded by protected land we are not sprayed for insects, so be safe and do tick checks often and bring the bug spray. We are 45 minutes from NYC or the Delaware Water Gap and an hour away from the NJ shore. There are horse farms nearby that offer trail rides. We are also close to the Highland and Appalachian Hiking trails. There are two reservoirs within a 20-minute drive for canoeing or kayaking. There are walking trails through our property, including a ten-minute hike on a marked trail to a small waterfall in a ravine.
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Camp David- 13 acres, Three Cabins

5 sites 路 Lodging13 acres 路 Newton, NJ
Nestled outside the village of Stillwater, NJ right across the Appalachian trail and the Kittatinny Mountain Ridge, Camp David sports three luxurious log cabins: > Bell's Cabin- Main cabin that sleeps up to six > The Chatham House- Sleeps up to ten > Chief's Cottage- sleeps up to ten All cabins have their own separate listing and can be booked together or combined. The main cabin, Belle's Cabin, is made from hand hewed logs and is the only cabin furnished with a king size bed. All cabins come equipped with full bathrooms, updated kitchens, wood stoves, and the main cabin has a walkout porch on the second floor. All cabins have climate controlled heating/cooling units as well as hot water. Camp David was originally a German hunting camp at the turn of the 20th century. It was later donated to the Boy Scouts in the 1940鈥檚. By the 2000鈥檚, it was left abandoned at which time I purchased it and began to restore it back to its true form while maintaining the cabin life integrity. I am a contractor and arborist by trade and the last ten years I have worked hard to bring the site back to life. The camp consists of 13 acres abutted by 100's of acres of state park land. There are two stocked ponds connected by a cascading stream, multiple fire pits with seating, furnished gazebo with wood stove, picnic tables, and multiple park benches located throughout the property. Below are close locations to visit: > Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area- Great for sightseeing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting > Walpack Inn- Beautiful restaurant with an entire back wall, window view overseeing Kittatinny Valley > Appalachian Trail- hiking, sightseeing > Catfish Fire Tower- Great hiking and views > Buttermilk Falls- beautiful waterfalls > Long Pine Pond & Crater Lake- Both are spring fed and great for swimming and boating (clear water) > Swartswood Lake- Swimming & boating > Delaware River- Great for swimming, boating, tubing, canoeing, fishing > Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area- More sightseeing, hiking, fishing, swimming, Bushkill Falls > Dingmans Ferry
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Organic Farm in the Pocono Mts.

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents45 acres 路 East Stroudsburg, PA
Our chemical free farm is set on 45 acres overlooking the iconic Delaware Water Gap in the Pocono Mountains! We're located 1 hour from NYC and 1.5 hours from Philadelphia. There are plenty of activities within the 45 acres: hiking, fishing, farming activities, bird watching, biking all on site. We have luscious fields of sustainably produced vegetables, fruit and flowers. Explore the Delaware river from our boat launch or one of the great canoe rental companies. Hike Mt. Tammany, Ski Shawnee Mt, walk the Appalachian Trail, visit America's oldest jazz club in Delaware Water Gap or visit the dozens of water falls surrounding our farm for a swim. (Autumn is camping season in the poconos, bring blankets and plan hikes for excellent fall foliage) We have 3 camping locations which you can park near with your vehicle. They are all private camps and out of sight from others. Our camps sites are for people that like camping in the mountains and near a working farm. Our farm and the community we built is focused on sustainable living with nature, local self reliance, and kindness. Also, feel free to join us in the fields, request a tour, pet a goat, smell a pig, and check out our DIY home renovation, (built with hempcrete). Pets should not be off leash unless well behaved and pets should not be left unattended. truck campers are allowed if they're under 8 feet. No trailers/campers.
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The River's Edge

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents60 acres 路 Pocono Woodland Lakes, PA
The River's Edge campsites sit on the shoreline of the Delaware River at the western edge of New York State overlooking the mountains of Pennsylvania. Our canvas tents and open air platforms perch between the river and the former Delaware & Hudson聽Canal which was once was used to transport raw goods by barge聽to New York City via the 'port' of Port Jervis. The remnants of the canal walls are throughout the property including a聽300 person theater which we created聽to both preserve and feature this industrial history. It also makes a great place for an event or a movie night.聽Today, the original canal towpath, along which barges would be pulled and floated downstream,聽is a trail that links all of the campsites over 5 acres聽and at the furthest end an聽eel fishing camp that is in operation from June to October (say 'hi' to Jim).聽In the early 1900s, the train replaced the canal as the primary method of moving goods into New York and if you are lucky 鈥 you will hear the train rumble by along the river on the Pennsylvania side.聽There is something spectacular in the absolute still and grandness of the river, the mountains and the ongoing industrial history of the valley. It is a reminder of the way things used to be.
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Tranquil Tudor

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 East Stroudsburg, PA
A True nature escape with hot tub, wood burning fire pit and all the essentials you need for your Getaway escape! Hi-speed WiFi making it the perfect work from home space. Great Location, only 10min drive from Shawnee Mountain and Bushkill Falls. The Cabin is suited for 9 people with 4 bedrooms. Open floor plan that connects the Kitchen, dining room and living space highlighted by a beautiful view from the deck. Imagine yourself relaxing with your closest admiring nature's breathtaking views!
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Pocono Cabin With No Name

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Tobyhanna, PA
The cabin once was a hunting cabin part of a 200-acre parcel before the development sprung up around it. Most of the acreage is now green space and backs up to state game lands. Your stay at聽the Pocono Cabin With No Name supports 1 for Nature. Protecting and enhancing special places in the Pocono Mountains for all to enjoy. With funds raised聽1 for Nature聽awards聽grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and local government entities to support the conservation and public enjoyment of wildlife habitat, trails, streams, and parks in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Our cabin is located in a calm neighborhood next to 1,000's of acres of green space and state game lands. Relax outside with a fire, the sound of the creek, and waterfalls. Take an easy hike behind the house to an old stone mill. The cabin sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms (1 king and 2 twins with a sleeping loft for 2) 1 bath with large shower, stone floor, and large counter. (Linens and Towels Included) Let yourself disconnect from the day-to-day, read a book, play a game, take a hike, enjoy the mountain air and star-filled nights.
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Never Sink Hideaway

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents23 acres 路 South Fallsburg, NY
馃敟Introductory pricing馃敟 With over 20 acres of pure forest and sweet river waters, Enjoy this majestic forest and feel the beautiful energy it has! The Never Sink River flows right on the edge of the property. There's also another small stream on another side of the property. The sound of the rushing water will surely melt away stress giving you the clarity and rejuvenation we all need. There is only one site so the whole 23 acres is all yours to enjoy exclusively. The Never Sink Hideaway in the Catskills is the perfect place to pitch your tent, gaze up at the stars, and unwind next to a nearby fire. This raw, soft, organic land is a home teeming with life. Listen to the birds, including the ever iconic Bald Eagle, as they sing throughout the day and into the night. Look for the curious creatures that walk the earth like the frogs and newts. Open your ears to the sweet sounds of the Never Sink River; and perhaps even wade your feet in her. Conquer your own trails, create your own fire pits, and explore the wonderful forest way of life.
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The Record Room

1 site 路 Lodging16 acres 路 Glen Spey, NY
Nestled down a private dirt road in the forest along a small creek lies an off grid, eco friendly cabin made entirely from timber that came directly from the place it sits and recycled lumber from various Broadway shows. The Record Room has a vast collection of vintage, classic and current vinyl albums that plays solely from solar power. It's audio system delivers the sound on the inside and out for a campfire mood that can't be beat. Our Property is 16 acres with direct access to state land and the monguap river with hundreds of acres woods for you to explore. The river is close enough to be seen and heard from the cabin but the adventure of getting there is half the fun! The Delaware river is only 2 miles from our location and River rafting is a big business around here, A small artesian fed creek runs right next to the cabin and lends to the relaxing sounds of water with a small pond for you to dip your toes into paired with a woodfire tub that runs solely off of river water to help you rinse off. Wildlife can seen and heard all around you. A queen temper-pedic bed and super comfy overstuffed futon will assure a good nights slumber. The Record Rooms' outdoor kitchen is equipped with all your basic cooking necessities (I.E. Propane stove, Cast iron frying pans, and utensils). Our outhouse is designed and maintained by the women of the family and great pride is taken in making it favorable experience. The Record Room is heated by a small wood stove for those chilly mornings and nights. If your looking for glamping this your place. A basic convenient store can be located three miles to the right of our property with all your basic needs (including gas). For your grocery shopping, a small family owned market can be found within 10 minutes up the road, lets not forget to mention the various local farmer markets on the weekends. If you're looking for activities, there's plenty of rafting/canoeing/kayaking companies for your enjoyment. do you want to hike instead? we've got you covered. there's numerous trails all in a hop, skip, and a jump! Looking forwards to see you soon!
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Kittatinny Mountainside

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Newton, NJ
Everything is set up and ready! You鈥檒l聽be the only campers on our property.聽Private RV聽site where our backyard meets our woods. RV is hooked up to water, electric, air conditioning and heat. Bathroom has a toilet and shower. Kitchen has a stovetop, sink, microwave, Keurig and fridge/freezer. Near the Appalachian and Paulinskill Valley trails. Plenty to do in the area or just relax by the campfire. Linens available as an extra or bring your own.
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Ugly Apple Farms

11 sites 路 Tents70 acres 路 Port Jervis, NY
Ugly Apple Farms was started by my Wife and to try to bring fresh organic/permaculture food to our community. We love to play music and get together with our friends and have been hosting people for some time. We thought that hipcamp could introduce people to our mission and make some extra money to get the farm off the ground. Ugly Apple Farms is a diverse place. We have opportunities for farm classes, pick your own veggies and more. We also have 1800 feet of access to the Neversink River. We recommend four wheel drive for some of our sites so please ask about them. We are an off grid farm with access to some solar for charging. We have tent sites and room for campers. Our camping is primitive but there is access to potable water and sanitation if needed. All extras are first come first serve if not reserved in advance. We love and welcome any questions! Thanks for looking!! Randall and Melissa
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Moon Valley Campground

2 sites 路 Lodging27 acres 路 Vernon, NJ
Located 50 miles from midtown Manhattan (approx 1:08 minutes) is our brand new campsite located right off the Appalachian Trail. The camp is at the base of Wawayanda mountain right between the iconic hikes "Stairway to Heaven" and "Pochuck Boardwalk" on the Appalachian Trail. Hike right from camp up to "Pinwheel Vista" (named one of NJ's best viewpoints!) At the entrance to the property is the Valley Farmers Cooperative that sells local grass fed meats and artisanal farm goods. You can walk two minutes to Heaven Hill Farm which has plenty of goods, produce, and fun fall activities like pumpkin picking and haunted hayrides. Drive your car from route 94 directly to your campsite nestled in the woods with a great view of the valley. A perfect getaway from the city with plenty to offer. About 10 minutes down 94 is the beautiful town of Warwick or about 4 minutes in the opposite direction is the town of Vernon. Warwick is a quaint small town with plenty of great restaurants and bars, and famous for its apple picking. Vernon has plenty to offer as well including the popular ski resort/waterpark Mountain Creek and Minerals Spa (Located just under 10 minutes away.) The quiet charm of Wawayanda State Park appeals to hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than sixty miles of trails are marked in the park.
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Camp Dietrich on Bear Creek

4 sites 路 Lodging425 acres 路 Jim Thorpe, PA
4 Secluded campsites along Bear Creek in the Poconos, feature spacious safari tents with queen bunk beds, covered dining area, a deck to set up an additional 6 person pop up tent. In addition we have 鈥淐heck Point Shed鈥 where campers can borrow gear. Drive into your campsite immediately you will hear the sounds of a Babbling creek, by giant rhododendrons under magnificent hemlocks and oaks - a truly natural and relaxing experience. Campers can enjoy a short hike to our private waterfall with swimming hole or lay in a hammock by the creek. The sites are surrounded by 400 acres of privately owned natural forest with several miles of marked trails. The campsite is adjoined by Lehigh Gorge State Park and PA state game lands. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended for hiking. Just minutes away there are outdoor adventures galore: white water rafting, kayaking, biking on rail to trails bike paths, skirmish paint ball, Glen Onoko Falls and Hickory Run state parks. the mountaintop entertainment venue Penns Peak and the historic town of Jim Thorpe are just 15 minutes from the campsite. Jim Thorpe has many fine eatery鈥檚, shops, the Lehigh Gorge Railway and Asa Packer mansion
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The best camping near Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area guide



Nestled amid the bustling Northeast, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers a serene escape with activities galore. Here, adventurers can hike scenic trails, paddle along the pristine Delaware River, fish in abundant waters, and hunt amidst the park's diverse landscapes. While the park beckons with its tranquil settings and rich history, it's the promise of year-round recreation that truly captivates the outdoor enthusiast.

When to go

The Delaware Water Gap NRA is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit is from late spring to early fall when the weather is warm and all park facilities are open. Winter offers a quiet, snowy retreat, though some areas may be inaccessible due to weather conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for alerts on current conditions before your visit.
  • Review the park rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; inquire ahead for specific needs.
  • Stay informed about river conditions if planning water activities.
  • Remember to pack essentials for changing weather and outdoor exploration.

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