This place has a lot to offer when you’re seeking adventure. I go every year and love the campgrounds. Cell phone service though is non existent. Perfect for a technology free outing.
Reservations with deposits are required for overnight river trips. Meeting times are strategically set to ensure our customers get out on the river early. It’s important you have correct directions and to know where and when you are supposed to be meeting. If you are unsure, call to confirm your trip details. We strongly suggest copying the detailed step-by-step directions below and using them.
NPS Kittatinny Point Visitors Center on New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap
(GPS coordinates 40.970188-75.128242)
** We provide you with the same coordinates as the National Park Service uses. We have found that the coordinates for Kittatinny Point Visitors Center ONLY work correctly on certain devices!! We strongly suggest copying the detailed step-by-step directions below and using them.
Coming from NY & NJ, traveling I-80 West:
4 miles after going by the Columbia, NJ exit, you will approach the Delaware Water Gap. Drive along the rock cliff (50 mph) and the mountain which curves, and you will see a ramp going down that says Rest Area with a parking lot above it for hikers, etc. Take that ramp down to the underpass and turn left under the underpass where you will see signs for National Park Information. Turn right after coming out of the underpass and follow that service road until you see a parking lot on the left with the brown building that is the Kittatinny Point Visitors Center. Our van will meet you there.
If you miss that ramp, you will come to the last exit in New Jersey. Take that and bear left down the service road to the building. DO NOT cross the toll bridge to PA.
Coming from PA, traveling I-80 East:
Cross the Delaware Water Gap PA toll bridge (pay no toll). Turn right, down the ramp just after the toll bridge by a brown sign that says National Park Information. Bear left and the parking lot is right around the corner.
NPS Smithfield Beach, PA
(GPS coordinates 41.029750-75.055117)
NPS Parking Fees apply at Smithfield Beach, $7 on weekdays, and $10 on weekends and holidays.
Coming from NY and NJ, traveling I-80 West:
Cross the Delaware Water Gap toll bridge to PA. Get off second exit # 309 for Marshalls Creek and Route 209 North. Bear right at the exit and travel one mile to traffic light. Turn right onto Buttermilk Falls road (just past bargain hunter). Take Buttermilk Falls road to the end, at T, make a left onto River Road. Follow River Road for 3 miles, Smithfield Beach will be on your right. Park in the parking lot near the bathrooms, our van will meet you there.
Coming from PA, traveling I-80 East, get off Exit # 309 for Marshalls Creek, and follow same directions above.