Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Recreation

Local Area Recreation Near Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Pocono Mountain area is well known for it's hiking trails and canoeing. In the past couple decades it has added waterparks, casinos, micro-breweries and outlet shopping to what draws people to it's splendor and diversity. We are located close enough to all the attractions, yet tucked into the mountains away from the hustle and bustle, to be your country get-away.

There is truly something for everyone in the Poconos.

Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail

The famous Appalachian Trail has sections on both sides of the Delaware Water Gap providing some challenging elevations and picturesque views.Fun Facts


  • The Appalachian Trail also traverses eight National Forests, which include:

  • The Appalachian Trail also travels through two wildlife refuges:

  • The Appalachian Trail is home to an impressive diversity of plants and animals. Some animals you may see include black bears, moose, porcupines, snakes, woodpeckers, and salamanders. Some plants you may encounter include jack-in-the-pulpit, skunk cabbage, and flame azalea.
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    Appalachiantrail.org. (2018). Appalachian Trail Conservancy - Media Room. [online] Available at: https://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/about-us/media-room [Accessed 12 Dec. 2018].

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    Golf, Golf, and more Golf

    Golf, Golf, and more Golf

    Experience the beauty of Pocono Mountains golf with affordable rates and excellent playing conditions. Many excellent 18-hole golf courses that are open to the public. Enjoy a day of golfing in a great location, perfect weather, with a golf experience that rewards golfers of all skill levels. Country Club of the Poconos - 570-223-8099, Shawnee Golf - 570-213-5060, Mt. Airy Golf - 570-243-5240, Great Bear Golf Club - 570-213-5400.

    Hunting

    Hunting

    There are numerous State Game Lands in the Northeast Pennsylvania area.

    State Game Land 38 is a popular destination for hunting white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, grouse, snowshoe hare, and timber rattlesnakes. Furtaking opportunities include beaver, raccoon, gray fox, coyote, and mink. Waterfowl hunting opportunities exist on wetlands throughout the gamelands.

    State Game Land 180 is located entirely within Wildlife Management Unit 3D. The most popular species for recreational hunting opportunities are white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, waterfowl, wild turkey, American woodcock, black bear, eastern coyote, ruffed grouse and squirrel. Furbearer hunting and trapping opportunities include raccoon, grey fox, bobcat, beaver and eastern coyote. There is also a limited population of snowshoe hare.

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    Lost River Caverns

    Lost River Caverns

    Lost River Caverns is a natural limestone cavern. It was discovered in 1883 by a limestone quarry operation which was digging where the parking lot now stands. The operation accidentally created the entrance to the cave. Since that is the only entrance to the caverns, there aren't any bats, rats or snakes or any Native Americans, dinosaurs or cavemen in the cave. In 1930, the caverns were opened to the public & at that time walkways, handrails & lighting were added. Other than that, Lost River Caverns is a completely natural cave. According to geologists, Lost River Caverns started forming within the past 250,000 years. It was formed by the work of the water table dissolving away the limestone to form the chambers & passageways. The water table has since dropped, allowing seepage from rainfall & melting snow to remove minerals from the rock above the caverns, deposit them on the rock surface & building up to varying formations.

    Just 1 hour from our KOA.

    726 Durham Street

    Hellertown, PA 18055

    610-838-8767

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    Outlet Shopping

    Outlet Shopping

    The Crossings Premium Outlets® is nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains region and features 100 brand name and designer outdoor outlet stores. Conveniently located off of Interstate 80, Exit 299, you will find everyday savings from Gap Factory Outlet, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, The North Face, Under Armour & more. Various dining options are available whether you grab and go in our food court or sit down at the Log Cabin Bar & Grill.

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    Pocono TreeVentures

    Pocono TreeVentures

    Spend the day up in the trees while you climb, balance and zip through the 66 elements of the Pocono TreeVentures ropes course. Great for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts from beginner to expert, the family outdoor aerial forest adventure offers five courses of varying levels of difficulty. Pocono Zip Racer, 1,000 ft dual racing zip lines, Pocono KidVentures, for ages 4-7, TruClimb, tree climbing walls and Pocono Zip Quest, 9 zip lines connected by bridges and ladders is also part of the park. Each course consists of elements between tree platforms that are constructed of rope, cable and wood configurations that challenge you with aerial tightropes, swinging log steps, Tru Blues and rope ladders. Be prepared to see the world from above with the highest point of the advanced course being over 40 feet off the ground. Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course, Pocono Zip Racer, Pocono Zip Quest and Pocono KidVentures are open year-round weather permitting. CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE REQUIRED.

    1575 Fairway Villas Blvd

    East Stroudsburg PA 18302, PA 18302

    800-446-0231

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    Quite Valley Living Historical Farm

    Quite Valley Living Historical Farm

    Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, is a non-profit, living history museum preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage. Nestled on 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands and streams, Quiet Valley hosts typical farm animals found in the 1800s.  Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, a mule and Clydesdale draft horses live on the homestead. The buildings include an 1850s bank barn, the original farmhouse, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house and assorted smaller barns. Quiet Valley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Travel back in time and experience the sights, sounds and feel of life on a traditional 1800s farm. Guides in period clothing portray the lives of the original settlers and demonstrate some of the skills needed to survive. Explore how the farm changed throughout the 1800s with the advent of new technology. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and activities that are fun for the whole family.

    Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

    347 Quiet Valley Road

    Stroudsburg, PA 18360

    570-992-6161

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    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional minor league baseball team based in Moosic, Pennsylvania in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. The team plays in Northern Division of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball club. The team plays at PNC Field ;(formerly Lackawanna County Stadium), their home since 1989.

    Just 60 miles from our KOA.

    235 Montage Mountain Road

    Moosic, PA 18507

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    Ski, Snowboard and Tube

    Ski, Snowboard and Tube

    Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are very close!!
    Spend the days playing in the snow and then come back to a warm cozy cabin at the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA.

    227 Hollow Road

    East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

    570-223-8000

    Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Camelback Mountain

    Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Camelback Mountain

    Camelback Mountain is a place where kids can be kids... and adults can be too. It offers you a year-round supply of unadulterated fun. Camelback Mountain challenges if allowed to but never intimidates. It's a place that is both lively and quiet no matter what hour of the day. It's one of the only ski mountains in PA that has something for everyone to enjoy no matter what race, color or creed and doesn't care what equipment you use to traverse its slopes or what clothes you wear to keep you comfortable. Camelback speaks many languages, but no matter what language is yours, "Winter Fun" is always translated here. Come out and discover Camelback and experience winter fun like never before at the most diverse and exciting ski resort in PA.

    Just 20 miles from the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA.

    Camelback Mountain

    301 Resort Drive

    Tannersville, PA 18372

    570-629-1661

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    Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

    Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

    Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is a family friendly ski area located in Pocono Mountains, just a short one mile drive from our KOA! Ski, snowboard and tubing all available!

    Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

    401 Hollow Road

    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

    570-421-7231

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    Sorrenti's Cherry Valley Winery

    Sorrenti's Cherry Valley Winery

    Less than 30 minutes away from the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA nestled in the heart of scenic Cherry Valley, Sorrenti's Cherry Valley Vineyards is the perfect place to “drink in” the Poconos. Come and try some of Pennsylvania's best wines. Take a guided tour of the winery. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor landscape, which rests at the base of the Appalachian mountains.

    130 Lower Cherry Valley Road

    Saylorsburg, PA 18353

    570-992-2255

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    Wild West City in nearby Stanhope, NJ

    Wild West City in nearby Stanhope, NJ

    WILD WEST CITY is a western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring twenty-two (22) different live action shows throughout the course of the day, Wild West City offers the visitor the chance to “live” in the old west!
    In addition to the shows, take rides on a miniature train, stagecoach or a pony. Guests can browse shops and museums along Main Street, visit and talk with many knowledgeable townsfolk portraying early western life as historic figures or trades people, visit the barnyard zoo or play miniature golf. The Chapel is quietly nestled beyond the town alongside an authentic 1880's Schoolhouse.
    There's never been a better time to head on over to Wild West City.

    50 Lackawanna Dr

    Stanhope, NJ 07874

    973-347-8900

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