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Namanock Island

National Park Service Site

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One of more than a dozen unspoiled islands on the Delaware River, the site has designated overnight camping areas for canoeists and boaters. The only access to the island is via canoe or kayak, and only those visitors on an actual river trip are permitted to camp, and only for one night (per 14 miles). The island is part of the Middle Delaware River National Scenic and Recreational River. The mile-long island was used by the Lenape Indians for fishing and possibly a workshop area for making stone tools and weapons. On the eastern shore across from the island and a few hundred yards inland stood Fort Nomanock (or Namanock) built for protection from Indian attack during the French-Indian War. Around that time a few Europeans lived on the island. The site is part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The 70,000-acre park follows 40 miles of the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River through the Delaware Water Gap.

The next NPS access point upstream is 4 miles upriver at Milford Beach. The next downstream access point is Dingmans Ferry 4 miles south on the Pennsylvania side.

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Hainesville NJ