Alosa River Campsites

primitive campsite in forest with river in the background
This image shows a 25 foot cleared area surrounded by lush foliage with views of the Delaware River close behind. All Alosa campsites have cleared areas for easy tent set up.

Note: These sites are only accessible by river and cannot be accessed by road.

NPS Photo

Campsite Regulations

The Alosa River Campsites are located on the Pennsylvania side of the river at river mile 224 (GPS Coordinates: 41.08359798713203, -74.97624701351957), just down river of Walpack Bend. These river campsites are for paddlers and boaters on trips where the distance is too great to be travelled in one day. To use the Alosa River Campsites, the total river miles traveled must be at least 14 miles for a one-night trip, at least 26 miles for a two-night trip, and at least 34 miles for a three-night trip. Your safety is our top priority. Please follow all applicable state and federal laws and enjoy your river trip.

Note:

Camping is limited to one night. Please do your part to keep this special place clean for others.

Important Imformation

  • Please follow all river safety regulations

  • Google Maps Information

  • See the map of the Alosa campsites.

  • Small fires are only permitted in existing fire grates.

  • Use dead and down wood only. Cutting standing trees is not permitted.

  • Pack out all trash, including all food and food waste.

  • Use soaps sparingly. Soap should be dumped on well-drained soil away from water sources.

  • Campers must use toilet facility and may not urinate or defecate elsewhere in or near the campsites.

  • All pet waste must be picked up and removed from the site.

  • Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Loud audio devices and fireworks are prohibited.

  • Campsite R1 maximum of 10 people

  • Campsite R2-R6 maximum of 6 people

How do you make a reservation?

Reservations are required for the Alosa campsites and can be made at Recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. No fee is charged for use of the Alosa River Campsites but a nominal fee is charged for the reservation service.

What can you expect when you arrive?

Just like the river campsites located on some of the islands within the park, the Alosa campsites are primitive, backcountry-style campsites with little in the way of creature comforts other than a level pad and a fire circle. While the island campsites are first come/first served, with the Alosa sites your reservation guarantees you a campsite. The comfort of knowing you have a campsite at the end of a day on the river takes away that bit of stress allowing you to focus on your river adventure. Enjoy it.

The Alosa campsites are accessed via a slightly inclined 40-foot path from the river. Paths between campsites and to the restrooms break off to the left and right at the top of the incline and are made of dirt, with some potentially uneven surfaces in places. Please use caution when moving at night and don't forget to pack essentials such as a headlamp, insect repellent, a tick removal tool, and extra bags for any trash.

This is your park and we hope the memories you make are safe ones. We are your partner in safety, so if you have an emergency during your stay please dial 911, or notify the park dispatch office on their emergency line at: (800)-543-4295.

Last updated: May 12, 2021

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1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452

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