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    Default Campgrounds near Delaware Water Gap

    I have a few days around the coming equinox that I want to spend camping near the Delaware Water Gap. I'm not the only one with this idea - the Mohican Outdoor Center is already full for Saturday the 24th. I'll have a car and a tent. There are a confusingly large number of choices. The Water Gap National Recreation Area has a bunch of campsites. New Jersey has Worthington State Forest and, a bit north, Stokes State Forest. There are others. Anyone willing to offer their personal experiences or preferences? In return, site #36 in Fahnestock State Park is the best. Privacy, quiet, and yet easy access to the bath house. No campfire program, though.
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    Rusty
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    Hanover NH -> Dennytown Rd
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    there's a dozen or more within 10 miles of DWG

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    Hi Rusty, just confirming you are looking for car camping sites where you set up your tent next to your car right? I usually like NJ state park campgrounds for that type of camping. I also value a little privacy and so to find the best site for me within a campground I'll look at the campground map and google satellite or just call and ask the park ranger. I haven't stayed at this particular campground yet and its a little further north along the AT but you may want to check out the Sawmill Lake campground near High Point State Park HQ. Sorry I don't have more information on a specific campground/sites for you! Report back how it goes for you.

    https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/p...statepark.html then click on camping.
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    In case anyone is wondering how this came out, I ended up at Stokes State Forest in NJ. The AT runs along its eastern edge. The weather forecast turned bad and cabins, with 4 bunks, electricity, refrigerator, stove, and indoor sinks and toilet, were available for about $40/night. Civilian Conservation Corps, so Depression era construction. I splurged. When you are expecting to be in a tent, 4 nights in such a cabin was luxury. The rains came, but they were much less than forecast. I hiked the AT and one of Stokes' own trails. I enjoy just being in the woods, but being in the woods with a premium set-up like the cabins was salsa on the burrito.
    If you happen to be in north Jersey off season, this is a great deal for a quick family outing, or a couple, or solo. I think you can bring your dog. In the summer, they rent by the week only. Discount for NJ state residents.

    Rusty Joints
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Joints View Post
    In case anyone is wondering how this came out, I ended up at Stokes State Forest in NJ. The AT runs along its eastern edge. The weather forecast turned bad and cabins, with 4 bunks, electricity, refrigerator, stove, and indoor sinks and toilet, were available for about $40/night. Civilian Conservation Corps, so Depression era construction. I splurged. When you are expecting to be in a tent, 4 nights in such a cabin was luxury. The rains came, but they were much less than forecast. I hiked the AT and one of Stokes' own trails. I enjoy just being in the woods, but being in the woods with a premium set-up like the cabins was salsa on the burrito.
    If you happen to be in north Jersey off season, this is a great deal for a quick family outing, or a couple, or solo. I think you can bring your dog. In the summer, they rent by the week only. Discount for NJ state residents.

    Rusty Joints
    Half Vast Expeditions
    Chapel Hill
    $40 a night for a cabin sounds like a deal.

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