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Dingmans Campground

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Email: info@dingmanscampground.com

Phone: 570 828-1551

Total Sites: 128

Camping Season: Apr. 8, 2005 - Oct. 24, 2005


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

I-80 to Pocono Region. Exit #309 (Marshalls Creek) PA 209 N for 22.8 mi. Watch for CG entrance on R.


Reservation Info

pre-pay in full - no deposit.


Pet Policy

pets allowed


Campground Rules

no alcohol, quite hrs strictly enforced from 10pm-6am


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 16 days in advance. If there is an emergency and you need to cancel within that time, it's possible for credit.



Weather

Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 09/28/2016 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 09/29/2016 80%
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Cloudy with occasional light rain...mainly in the morning. High around 60F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Friday 09/30/2016 70%
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Cloudy with showers. High 57F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01/2016 60%
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Cloudy with showers. Thunder possible. High 62F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 10/02/2016 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.


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Reviews

  • AOland
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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June 20, 2011

This is run by the nicest family. We bring little kids with us. The General Store, facilities (showers/toilets) campsites and other amenities are very well cared for throughout the year. The river access, playing fields and wooded areas make for extra fun. They go out of their way to help you and make sure your stay is fun and safe. This is our third year taking the kids and we'll be going back many times in the future

  • carolk
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Great campground

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June 13, 2011

Beautiful setting, friendly and helpful staff, easy access to recreational activities including hiking, biking and canoeing/kayaking.

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Great tent camping.

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June 3, 2011

We liked it so much we reserved sites for next year. We stayed in overflow sites, which were good. Next year's sites are in the trees next to the Delaware River- swimming, fishing, canoes. We were in tents, no need for electricity, potable water and portapotties near by.

  • Shawzy
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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great!

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May 8, 2011

Sue & Harold
May, 2011

Recently, on a trip from Maine to Kentucky, we discovered the Delaware River Water Gap National Recreation Area. What a beautiful spot! We were pointed that direction by a nice man at the visitor center when we asked about a pretty spot to stop and eat our lunch—what a gift he gave us!

We determined that we would stop again on our return trip, and on that occasion discovered the Dingmans Falls Campground. We spent the night and have already made reservations to return in June!

The campground, run by the personable and very helpful Wally, was an absolutely wonderful place! The campsites were large, and although they are all in beautiful settings, if you are going to be tenting, you can have river sites that are gorgeous! If you need recreation areas, there is a great beach volleyball court, horseshoe pits and large open areas that I am sure could be used for almost anything you wanted to set up. There were fire pits at the campsites, and of course, wood available for purchase. A lovely log cabin contains a camp store for incidentals, and there is wi-fi service there as well (you have to go to the store for this—the signal does not reach the rest of the campground). There are the usual campground rules, things that most of us are actually grateful for!

The superb bike trail that runs the entire length of the Rec Area runs right past the campground store. Bike riders will love it! If you want to be on the river, and if you can swim, you can rent water craft to play in and arrange for a drop off up stream so you can come down with the current to the campground.

The birding was great! Given the diverse habitat, I imagine it would continue to be good all summer and into the fall. We were hardly out of the car at the falls when we heard and then saw a Louisiana waterthrush, and the yellow warblers were everywhere!

As I said, we are already planning a return trip to this wonderful area….and the wonderful campground! If you are looking for a well-run, beautiful place to camp in a beautiful setting, call Dingmans Fall Campground in the Delaware River Water Gap Recreational Area! And…you must call, because they are not set up for computer registration at this point. Plus…this will give you a chance to talk to Wally!

An additional note to those planning to visit the Water Gap area—there is limited cell service! While you can send text messages, you may well find that your cell phones will not call while you are in the area. A small price to pay for a visit to the DRWG!

Enjoy!


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March 2, 2011

best campground i've ever camped at, the staff and sites are perfect, i appreciate nature and others who feel the same, the best part of camping besides the nature are fellow campers, whether i am miles away from the next site or sharing one, campers are a simalar breed i greatly enjoy meeting people who enjoy what i do, the sites are perfectly spaced in my opinion. bring your famlies and friends to dingmans to enjoy a true camping experience. i have camped all over Pa and many other states and i always come back to dingmans campground and always will.

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Really nice place to camp

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September 14, 2010

I enjoyed a recent stay at Dingmans and wouldn't hesitate to camp there again. It's located on a gorgeous piece of land along the Delaware with access for canoes/kayaks (rocky beach -- no sand, but no muck either) and an open playing field between the upper and river campsites. Both of the camping areas are wooded, the upper especially so.

Our site was roomy and we didn't feel like we were on top of our neighbors. The sites were easily comparable to other campgrounds we've visited.

The staff was courteous and helpful, offering to relocate us to a site closer to our friends, showing us how to navigate the grounds and explaining where to get help in the unlikely event of an after-hours emergency. They're also knowledgeable about the Water Gap/Milford area ( for instance, where to find the best burger or a good steak).

The shower facilities were a little outdated, but the hot water was actually hot, the toilets had enough pressure to flush properly, the tap water didn't reek of chlorine and that was good enough for me.

One of the best things about Dingmans was the lack of highway noise. I once camped farther up 209, just below I84, with tractor-trailers thundering down the mountain on their jake brakes. All. Night. Long. We had no such problem at Dingmans. All I heard was an owl hooting and walnuts falling off the trees.

One note of caution: The Dingmans Campground staff takes a dim view of people being loud after 10PM. If you want to party into the wee hours of the morning, save yourself the aggravation of a Ranger visit (and the need to write a revenge review once you get home) and go elsewhere.

In sum, great base for exploring the Water Gap region. Looking forward to setting up at Dingmans Campground again.

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HORRIBLE!! DO NOT GO!!!!

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May 28, 2010

This is the worst campground I've ever been to.

No Privacy what so ever!!!!! Theres no trees or bushes between you and your neighbors. Horrible experience. Your right on top of each other. The fire wood they sell there, soaking wet and damp. Would not light until we dried it out and used half a bottle of lighter fluid which they sold to us. Also the sites are very tiny.. Portal bathrooms are disgusting! Overall environment is uncomfortable. God help you if you do 2mph over the limit there (5mph) they will literally chase after you and yell at you. Not people that are caring about your camping experience but more about running their business and taking your money and lots of it. 9:30PM watch out because the park troopers come sneaking into your campsite and will harass you and check your coolers even if its in your car. I had a nice fire going, 2 friends, quietly talking and relaxing, drinking a six pack of non alcoholic beer and they stillll made use dump it out.... DO NOT GO HERE. A good review is from a camper that doesn't know any better. Not they're fault they dont know anything about camping. DO NOT GO HERE, go elese where for cheaper and where you can have privacy and enjoy a light drink quietly without having a swat team sneak into your campsite.

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excellent campround

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January 5, 2010

we've gone camping here a few times and love it, plenty of hiking trails around, the fishing in the river is excellent, very friendly staff, sites are kind of close together in some spots but not all, but i have never seen it that busy to where anyone was camped right next to you. we camped here both in a tent and in our popup, when we brought friends with us one time they loved it too. we have seen people get busted by park rangers for alcohol, but there are big huge signs right past the park office that say no alcohol, and it is also in bold letters on the contract that you sign, so it was their own fault, the even run conoe trips right out of the campground which we have done before, its a really good time

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Lots way too close with almost no barriers... staff extremely rude and too immature

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August 25, 2008

"This had to be the worst camping experience ever (thanks to this facility and staff).

The Space aka cubicles:
the lots are separated by a thin line of trees (if you are lucky) some are only separated by logs to make boundaries Tents are practically on top of each other and the grounds are really small.
the good spots (by the water) are spaced out a bit better, but the water is filled with rocks and shallow.

Either way, it doesn't matter. The grounds are so small and laid out so poorly, you can hear your tent neighbor's conversations.

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So, when my boyfriend and I got to the campgrounds, we were so excited to get away from the city and start our wilderness adventure (despite the crappy grounds) we didn't read the rules and didnt see the signs saying "no alcohol". (sorry).

Within seconds of unpacking the beer, the staff came over and told us that there was no alcohol permitted. I apologized and said I didn't know and then he said...
"So, you couldnt see the signs right when you came in that said no alcohol, or was it the rules that you couldn't read. I am going to be nice and not make you pour it out just as long as you put it back in the car and you better do that because i am coming back with a ranger tonight."

This... was something that pissed us off. 1. if we KNEW it was not okay, would we have put it out on the picnic table in clear view of the road and the camp staff's house cabin?? 2. Freaking rude... last thing he needed to do was insult my intelligence and talking to me like i was 5...

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Late at night (about 2am) the same staff (Aussie accent), HAD ABOUT 10 of his friends being rowdy and SMOKING POT. Apparently drinking is not okay but smoking pot is...

what he should have been doing was telling the arguing couple that swearing up a storm to be quiet in the hours past midnight and the families with dogs who couldn't stop barking... to the point that by 7 am the dog's voice was hoarse..

DO yourself a favor and DO NOT go here unless you are desperate and forgot to book a campground 2 days in advance.

The only positive to this campground is that:

1. You can walk-in and probably still get a spot the day of..
2. It is the only campground within the Delaware water gap
3. the bathrooms are somewhat clean."

  • andrea
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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We went with a group of 20 people and we had a great time and the staff was very nice.

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September 4, 2007

  • tila310
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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August 13, 2007

This was by far the WORST place to every go camping. While yes it is a national park-there were Park Rangers and teenagers who were acting like Park Rangers checking up on you every 30 minutes after dark. You never felt like you had privacy and you were in the woods! And don't dare bring any kind of alcholic beverages to your camp site. You would be lucky if you didn't get fined or have to throw out anything you may have brought.
The camp sites were too close to each other, so again the privacy you were looking for is not there.
The bathrooms and portapotties were disgusting. You had to go to the general store (which is very far from the camp sites) every time or just go outside.
I would never recommend going to this camp site nor would I ever go back. Go to the NY camp sites!

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