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Kittatinny Point Visitor Center - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area


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Old Mine Road, Hardwick Township, NJ
Phone: (908) 496-4458
www.nps.gov/dewa

OWNER:  U.S. Department of the Interior

DIRECTIONS:  From Pennsylvania: Take I-80 eastbound through the toll plaza at the Delaware River. Stay in the Right lane and take the first exit ramp (unnumbered) in New Jersey. Turn Left at the end of the exit ramp and continue 0.5 mile along the service road to Kittatinny Point Visitor Center. Westbound on I-80 in New Jersey: Take Exit 1 Millbrook/Flatbrookville, which is the last exit in New Jersey. Turn Left at stop sign, bearing to the Right for 0.6 miles. Turn Right into visitor center parking lot.   Map
 
ACCESS AND PARKING:  The center is open weekends and selected most weekdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and only weekends from Labor Day until Columbus Day. Parking is available 7 seven days a week. The schedule for the season is announced each spring; call the office or visit their wWebsite for details. Also contact the park headquarters in Bushkill, PA for information, 570-426-2452. They are open year-round from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on federal holidays. Please note that hunting and fishing are allowed in season throughout the DWGNRA. State guidelines are followed for seasons and regulations; however, additional federal regulations are implemented. Visit www.nps.gov/dewa/planyourvisit/hunting.htm for rules and regulations regarding these activities.

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SITE DESCRIPTION:  Kittatinny Point Visitor Center is the main New Jersey office for the DWGNRA. The recreation area encompasses 67,000 acres in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, transected by 40 miles of the scenic middle Delaware River. Worthington State Forest, Van Campen’s Glen, a 25-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs along the Kittatinny Ridge, more than 200 miles of roads, numerous rivers, lakes, streams and waterfalls, along with historic and cultural sites, are all contained within its borders. Old Mine Road, which runs the length of the DWGNRA, is considered one of the oldest commercial roads in the northeast United States. Some literature attributes the origin of the road to the mid-1600’s by Dutch settlers for the purpose of transporting copper ore; however, there is no definitive proof of this historical speculation. Without a doubt, though, the road was used to convey American Revolutionary War regiments. Today Old Mine Road transports visitors to a world of outdoor activities ranging from wildlife viewing, hiking and cross-country skiing, to bicycling, boating, camping and swimming. The road begins at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center and parallels the Delaware River through Warren and Sussex Counties, before crossing into New York State. The visitor center provides a staffed information desk, park maps and brochures, children’s materials, America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, annual passes for the DWGNRA, bookstore, restrooms or outdoor facilities, drinking water, phone, picnic area, canoe launch and it is handicapped accessible.

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