Paddling the Delaware

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Kayaks are a great way for people to get outdoors with friends and family.

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Paddling Information

The Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River offers some of the best and most accessible water recreation opportunities in the northeast United States. This part of the Delaware River is relatively unspoiled as it travels through the rural landscape. Lots of quiet pools and a few short riffles make this section ideal for beginning paddlers and those seeking a relaxing trip.

Free shuttle service is normally provided on summer weekends by the Monroe County Transit Authority for those who bring their own canoe or kayak. (Note: River Runner service is temporarilly suspended due to Covid-19 safety restrictions)

Several authorized liveries rent canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Rental includes transportation, basic river orientation, paddles and life jackets.

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Always Wear Your Lifejacket

River Mileage
MB Milford Beach, PA 0
NA Namanock Access, NJ 4 0
DF Dingmans Ferry, PA 8 4 0
EA Eshback Access, PA 14 10 6 0
BA Bushkill Access, PA 18 14 10 4 0
PA Poxono Access, NJ 26 22 18 12 8 0
SB Smithfield Beach, PA 28 24 20 14 10 2 0
WSF Worthington SF, NJ 30 26 22 16 12 4 2 0
KP Kittatinny Point, NJ 34 30 26 20 16 8 6 4

Last updated: August 23, 2021

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1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324


(570) 426-2452

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