We just completed our 39th annual canoe trip down the Delaware River and would never go with anyone other than Landers River Trips. It is family run and you'll see Rick Landers on site every weekend to make sure things are running right. They have a large campground with many different types of sites to choose from. And they are honest in helping you find what is right for your group. If you have a large group and want a river spot, they will find it but reinforce the need to book early. If you need a pavilion, they have several (and an old aircraft hanger) to choose from. If you have a camper and need a hookup, they have those sites too. They even have a few lean-tos. As for the river experience, they offer canoes, kayaks and rafts, plus your group can have a mix of all of them based on your group's interests. They have multiple drop off and pickup spots. And they offer buses so you don't have to get behind the wheel. It isn’t fancy when it comes to the facilities but after all, it is camping. The fact that Landers offers showers and real toilets rather than latrines or Port-O-Johns is a luxury. Sure there is a line at the showers on Saturdays when everyone gets off the river but then hang out, have a drink (lighten up) and go back later. As for the noise, if you want a quite family camping weekend, go to the State Parks that are all about quiet family camping ... But if you are a group that likes a flexible camping location, staff that will do their best to let you have fun while keeping everyone safe, and where you can enjoy alcohol without fines, then Landers is the place for you.
I have been camping with Landers for the last eight years. It started with a weekend getaway at their Minisink campground with a bunch of buddies. We had such a blast. The camping area was beautiful and well-maintained. They took such great care of us, we keep going back every year. Since then, we have graduated. Along with doing a guys weekend, we get about 10 families together and camp and go tubing through Skinners Falls. It is such a good time. The people at Landers are so friendly, they almost feel like family. One year I came up with a crazy notion of kayaking down the river in February. It was off-season and the company was pretty much shut down. I reached out to them inquiring if the river was frozen or moving. Not only did I get specific updates and launch locations. They were nice enough to arrange a shuttle service for my friend and I. I have nothing but good things to say about Landers River Trips.
I've stayed at Landers in spring, summer and fall and always enjoy my stay. I love fishing and water sports and Landers is a great place for both. It is located on the banks of one of the most beautiful sections on the Delaware river. I've caught a lot of fish in the river, both from rented kayaks and rafts. I've even seen a few eagles in the river valley. It's truly an amazing place. They shuttle you to your drop in and you float right back to your camp site. I've stayed at a lot of campgrounds over the years and Landers seems to attract the most friendly campers and all around fun crowd. I'll be back next June for Mysteryland and I can't wait to see my Landers family.
Once a year since 1983 and I'm still going back. They must be doing something right.I canoe with a bunch of loonies once a year, and we have always based here. Landers Narrowsburg gets my 5-star rating for one reason--they are good at what they do. This does not mean they are 5-star like a 5-star hotel or 5-star restaurant, but simply that they do what they do well. A clean, safe, reliable facility that accommodates sun and shade seekers, noisy campers, loud music, big bonfires and even the occasional fireworks display without too much heavy handed enforcement. We used to paddle from Callicoon to here each year, now we are older and lazier and start at Skinners Falls, but we end up here, and have seen two generations of Landers kids grow up serving us. Decent facilities, including generally clean latrines with TP and showers that are hot if you get in there early, the site offers a nice landing spot after a hard day of river drinking and semi-paddling. This is NOT Yellowstone. If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful pristine look at wildlife, try the Discovery Channel. This is for campers--sometimes raucous, who get out infrequently to commune with nature and some adult beverages., so if the kids are light sleepers, leave them home. Canoes, rafts and tubes are available, and life jackets and paddles of course. If you're a bit larger than one size fits all you might bring your own life vest (they ARE required through the falls, and cannot be tied or lashed to your canoe at anytime). Otherwise Landers provides all you need for a weekend out. We;ve been doing this since Bobby himself was at the helm of this chain of canoe bases--the kids are steering quite well these days.
Visited July 2016...