Kittatinny Canoes Campgrounds (NY) review

Solitude/privacy: 3.5
Environment & Nature: 5
Available Activities: 5
Staff & Park Officials: 5
Accessibility: 5

One of my favorites!

I’ve been to this campground a few times and every time I’m there, I love it.  The campgrounds are located on the Delaware Water Gap, Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.  They offer over 200 sites in wooded area and by the river.  The wooded area has a lot of secluded sights separated by thick bush.  There are a few sights that are in an open area (for those who get a bit claustrophobic with the trees) but they’re a bit too close to each other. The sites by the river, however, are kind of on top of each other. There are only a few (about 6-8 spots) that are available for people who aren’t signed up for an activity.  The rest are for groups who not only go here to camp, but also rent equipment to go rafting, canoeing, or tubing.  Aside from these activities Kittatiny also offers hiking, zip lining, and paint ball.

It’s a well maintained private campground

which is why they are a bit more expensive if comparing to state parks.  The staff is always friendly and helpful.  The camp store is always stocked with camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, chairs, blankets, tiki candles, and more.  Aside from that, they also offer Boars Head deli, coffee, some camping food, and much much more! The nature there is very beautiful.  The river, the forests, and the hills paint a quiet get a way from busy city or just a busy life.  Go ahead, spend a whole day on the banks sun tanning, swimming, or fishing… it’s a guaranteed relaxing experience.


The trash problem

is something you may come across when camping out next to the river.  It’s a sad truth – there’s always garbage everywhere, especially by the water.  The campsite we were staying in (which is one of the 6-8 by the water) was pretty filthy.  People before us decided to toss the remains from ribs they had for diner (I assume) all over the place and leave some plastic rings and aluminum can tabs from beverages scattered throughout the site.  We gathered 13 golf balls in the water by the shore, which I found very weird, and at the same time disgusted by human nature to trash what doesn’t belong to them – nature.  Some asshole decided to just toss their, what I assume was, a bad mattress (why else would you leave it behind?) right on the shore instead of properly disposing it.  There are garbage cans everywhere for your convenience.  Is it so hard to use them?!

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