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Old 04-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Need info.

Anyone paddle the Delaware Water Gap? Yeah, not really the Dacks but looking into it as a maybe. Any info. would be great, especially things like free primintve camping, specific regulations, how much of a "madhouse" is it? Even a location to find this infr. or a good map/guidebook.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Water gap

http://www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisi...-raft-tube.htm

This is all you need.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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You can make a nice 3 day/ 2 night trip from Milford to Del Water gap. Plenty of primitive first come sites along the river. Some with outhouse/ thunderbox some without. The following link will get you to some great info including location of access, camp locations, and outfitters. Great fishing for walleye, bass, musky. There are plenty of bear around and I have seen them on most trips with no "encounters" but I would plan accordingly. One of my favorite places in NJ.

http://www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm

Also, in NJ there is a nice state campgroung that can be used for a base camp. It is located directly on the river and has showers, water etc.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandf...rthington.html

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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You can make a nice 3 day/ 2 night trip from Milford to Del Water gap. Plenty of primitive first come sites along the river. Some with outhouse/ thunderbox some without. The following link will get you to some great info including location of access, camp locations, and outfitters. Great fishing for walleye, bass, musky. One of my favorite places in NJ.

http://www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm

Also, in NJ there is a nice state campgroung that can be used for a base camp. It is located directly on the river and has showers, water etc.

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandf...rthington.html
Good info from bluegill............but just be aware that "primitive" is a very relative term here - with Rte.209 just a few hundred feet away from the river for a good part of the trip. While the campsites may be primitive, the experience really isn't. But a very nice trip nonetheless and a decent chance of wildlife sightings.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Certain sections of the river can be crowded with paddlers and tubers during the summer weekends when the water temps are high.. If possible, plan a summer trip during the week or better yet go during the second or third week of October for the foliage and few people.

When are you planning on going?

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