Rivers Bend Group Campground is located on Old Mine Road on the New Jersey side of the park. Its close proximity to the Big Flatbrook Creek and the Delaware River allows campers to enjoy the peacefulness of nature with easy access to outdoor recreational opportunities. There are five campsites that include afire ring, picnic table, bear proof trash containers, and food lockers. Each site can host 5 to 15 people. Facilities are Accessible. Potable water is available, and there are vault toilets centrally located at the site. Pets are not permitted at River's Bend Campground. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
There are two ways to access River's Bend Campground. You can access the group campground via a vehicle on the compacted gravel entrance road. Or you can access the campground from the Delaware River if you are paddling. There is a crushed gravel trail leading up to the campsites from the river. You have two choices to enter the sites. Either a meandering gravel path from the river or steps leading to the upper grassy camping area. From the river to the camp sites it is approximately 1/10 of mile hike
A PDF campground map is available on the park website
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Pets are prohibited. Only bona fide service animals are welcome but must be pre-registered. Groups violating these rules will have their group camping privileges revoked and must leave the camping area immediately.
Down and Dead Wood Only. The destruction or defacing of any trees or shrubs is prohibited. Firewood may be gathered from dead and down wood in the vicinity.
Chainsaw Prohibitions. The use of a chainsaw to make firewood is prohibited.
Don't Bring Firewood! Due to possible infestation of firewood with the Asian Longhorn Beetle, it is prohibited to bring firewood into the Park. Firewood is available for purchase at the Worthington State Forest Campground, the Dingman’s Campground, or from other local vendors.
Generators Prohibited. The use of a generator is prohibited.
Check in/Check out. Check-In time is 3pm. Check out time is 2pm
Located along the banks of the Delaware River, River's Bend Group Campground has a large grassy field area surrounded by sprawling pines and hardwood trees.
Nearby attrations include Millbrook Village, Worthington State Forest, Stokes State Forest, and multiple hiking trailing located on the New Jersey side of the park.
If you are not paddling down the Delaware River on a canoe or kayak there are multiple other recreational activities located in the area of River's Bend Campground. You can fish the Delaware River with a valid New Jersey or Pennsylvania fishing license.
We have numerous hiking trails on the New Jersey side of the Park. You can hike a few miles on the Appalachian Trail located just up the road on Blue Mountain Lakes Rd. You can look down onto the Delaware River and Mount Minsi from the top of Mount Tammany.
You can tour Millbrook. In 1832, a local farmer built a grist mill along the newly-finished Columbia-Walpack Turnpike where it crossed a stream known as "Van Campens Mill Brook." By 1875, Millbrook had reached a peak of 75 inhabitants and about nineteen major buildings. Today's Millbrook Village does not replicate the Millbrook of 1832 or 1900. Rather, it evokes the feeling of countryside hamlets where most of the nation's people lived until the end of the 19th century. On summer weekends, several buildings are open to the public and Millbrook Village Society and other volunteers demonstrate the folkways of that era.
Swimming is a popular activity at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Three beaches provide easy access to swim in the river. Be aware that there are no lifeguards at any of the beaches - swim at your own risk.
Picnic and restroom facilities are also available at the beaches. Grills are not provided; personal grills are permitted. Alcohol and pets are not permitted. Fees are charged at the beaches April through October.
For campground inquiries, please call: 570-426-2452