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Where are we located?
Indian Head has 4 locations on the Delaware River. Located in New York and Pennsylvania, we are nestled between the lush forest mountains of the Poconos and Catskills. We are a 2 hour drive from New York City and 3 hours from Philadelphia.

Which location is right for me?
Whether it’s a river adventure for the day or an escape to the great outdoors for a couple of nights, we want to help you plan the vacation that you deserve!

Barryville, NY Location – river trips, cabins and campground.

This campground offers a night’s stay done your way – from deluxe cabins, log cabins, and group bunkhouse to tent campsites – we can accommodate everyone.

  • Deluxe cabins, log cabins, and group bunkhouse
  • Riverfront or wooded campsites with water on some campsites
  • River trips for canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes
  • Bathhouse with hot showers and toilets
  • Camp store has all your outdoor adventure gear

Knights Eddy, NY Location – river trips, primitive campground. This campground is perfect for anyone that wants to simply enjoy the spectacular beauty the Delaware River offers.

  • All riverfront-primitive campsites
  • Great area to swim or fish in the river (don’t forget your NY or PA fishing license)
  • Canoe, raft, kayak, or tube the best river trip on the Delaware – Knights Eddy to Matamoras. It’s the trip to go on!
  • Camp store offers camping basics, firewood, river shoes, ice and more.

Pond Eddy, NY Location – river trips.

  • Access for the 9 mile river trip to Matamoras. Canoe, raft, or kayak.

Matamoras, PA Location – river trips.

  • Canoe, raft, or kayak – whatever your choice of boat, we’ll get you started here.
  • Drive to this location for the Knights Eddy (6 miles), Pond Eddy (9 miles), or Barryville (18 miles) white water river trips.

Do we need reservations?
Reservations are strongly recommended. It saves you money and guarantees your boats.

A credit card guarantee for boating and the 1st night’s stay for lodging / camping secures your reservation. Call us at 845-557-8777 to reserve your outdoor adventure today.

When are you open?
We are open from the end of April through Columbus Day in October. Locations and times can vary depending of time of year. Please call for specific times.

River Trips

Can my children go on the river?
As a beginner’s river, this is perfect for children. Children must be a minimum of 30 pounds to ride in rafts, 50 pounds in canoes / kayaks, and 65 pounds in tubes. Children ages 12 and under must wear their life jacket at all times. In higher waters, additional restrictions may be implemented to maintain the safety of all of our guests.

Which boat is right for me?
Rafting and canoeing is still the favorite way to paddle the river.

Rafts are perfect for a relaxing float with friends and families. Our rafts can hold up to 6 guests in each.

Canoes are for those that are looking for more adventure. Adults and kids will enjoy the quicker pace and thrill on the river. Canoes are designed for 2 guests, but a 3rd guest can sit on the middle floor of the canoe.

Kayaks are for single or double paddlers. Our kayaks are designed to paddle and handle easily on the water. Since the design of a kayak is to glide low on the water, plan to have some fun getting wet!

Can I bring my dog on the river trip?
Dogs are allowed in our boats. The owner of the dog assumes responsibility if any damages are incurred to our boats, vehicles, etc.

  • Dogs are to be kept on a leash and controlled around other guests and dogs.
  • Guest is responsible for cleaning up any / all pet refuse.
  • Guest should prevent dogs from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
  • Dogs can not be left unattended for an undue length of time.  Pet must accompany you on the river trip.
  • Indian Head Canoes assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur.

Is alcohol permitted on the river?
Alcohol is permitted with moderation. Glass bottles are not allowed on the river. As a water sport, mixing alcohol with boating is not recommended. We have the right to deny rental privileges to anyone that is visibly intoxicated. Refunds will not be granted. The river is patrolled by the National Park Service and you can be fined and/or arrested for public intoxication, drugs, etc.

What time do we have to be off the river?
All daily rental boats must be off the river and returned to Indian Head by 6pm. Late fees will be enforced.

How do we know where to stop on the river? Can we get lost?
Prior to your river trip, Indian Head staff will give you a brief safety instruction. We will also give you trip details and landmarks to help guide you to your destination. Our landings are well marked. You are paddling on the Delaware River. While it does have tributaries leading into the Delaware, this river does not split or break away to where you would get lost.

Who has to wear life jackets?
Children 12 and under and non-swimmers MUST wear their life jackets at all times. We recommend that everyone wear their life jacket to ensure safety. Life jackets save lives. Everyone must have a life jacket in the boat with them. Strapping the life jacket in the boat is a safety hazard and can be fined by the NPS. In cases of high water, everyone may be required to wear life jackets at all times throughout the trip.

Do I need a fishing license?
The Delaware River is a great fishing river. A NY or PA fishing license is required to fish the Delaware River north of Matamoras. A PA or NJ fishing license is required to fish the Delaware River south of Matamoras. The Delaware River has small mouth bass, trout, catfish, shad, eel, and many other types of fish.

Camping / Cabins

How do I reserve a cabin or campsite?
To reserve a cabin or campsite, a deposit equal to 1 night’s stay can be made with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. At the time of reservation, you are also reserving your river trip for all guests. A minimum 1 day canoe, raft, or kayak rent is required of all guests staying with us.

Are showers available and what do they cost?
Our Riverside Campground in Barryville has hot showers available to our guests and is open all night for your convenience. There is a nominal charge for use of the showers to conserve water and minimize shower wait times. Charge is $.25 for 3 minutes.

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is after 3:00 pm. Check-out is by 11:00 am.

Do you have quiet hours?
Quiet hours are from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. This means no music, loud singing, or hollering during this time. You can still enjoy your campfires, but need to be courteous to others that are sleeping.

What is the refund or cancellation policy?
Cabin cancellations will be accepted without penalty with 14 days notice prior to your arrival date. Late cancellations are charged the first night’s stay. Credit certificates will not be issued for late cabin cancellations. Camping cancellations will be accepted without penalty with 7 days notice prior to your arrival date. Late cancellations will be charged the 1st night’s stay and issued a credit certificate in the same amount good through the current season. There are no refunds for early departures or cancellations due to weather.

Am I allowed to bring my dog?
Dogs are allowed in our tent campground. To maintain the cleanliness and allergy free environment in our cabins, dogs are only permitted in designated dog friendly cabins.  Pets of any kind will not be permitted in any other cabins. While there is no charge for your dogs in our tent campground, dogs staying in our dog friendly cabins will have additional fees and must be registered.

  • Dogs are to be kept on a leash and well behaved toward other dogs and guests.
  • Guest is responsible for cleaning up any / all pet refuse.
  • Guest should prevent dogs from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.
  • Dogs can not be left unattended for an undue length of time.  Pet must accompany you on the river trip.
  • Indian Head Canoes assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur.
  • Dog registration and additional information

Are campfires allowed?
Campfires are allowed in the provided fire ring. Bonfires are prohibited. Fires must be extinguished before guests go in for the night and must not be left unattended at any times.

Is firewood available? Can we bring it from home?
Firewood is available in the campground store during operating hours. New York state law requires fire wood be locally purchased.