Delaware River Sojourn
Delaware River Sojourn Logo.

Held in June to celebrate National Rivers Month, the Delaware River Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, and historical interpretation. Geared for families and indivduals of all ages and skill levels, participants can sign up for the whole event or for the section(s) or day(s) of their choice. By getting individuals out on the river to experience it first-hand, the Delaware Sojourn aims to promote stewardship of the Delaware River Basin and its resources.

Please Save the Dates! The 2018 Delaware River Sojourn will take place June 16-23. Our theme will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. About 75% of the non-tidal Delaware River and several Delaware River tributaries have the distinction of being fully or partially included in this national system.

Planning is in its early stages, but itinerary highlights include the following:

  • Paddling three days in the Upper Delaware River, with camping at Northeast Wilderness Experience, near Equinunk, Pa.
    • We are hoping to get back on the Lackawaxen River this year for one of these days! 
  • Paddling through the Delaware Water Gap and also paddling the Foul Rift rapid, with camping at Driftstone on the Delaware, Mt. Bethel, Pa.
  • Paddling two days in the Lower Delaware River, with camping at Giving Pond, Upper Black Eddy, Pa.   
  • Paddling the Crosswicks Creek, a tidal N.J. tributary.

Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

DRBC is a proud supporter of the Delaware River Sojourn and participates on its steering committee, which plans and organizes the annual not-for-profit event. Learn more by visiting the sojourn's web site at and sign up for email updates by adding yourself to DRBC's Recreation/Sojourn list serv here. You can also visit the Delaware River Sojourn's Facebook Page.


Click here to view the Delaware River Sojourn entry on the Scenic, Wild Delaware River National Geographic Geotourism MapGuide.