Mohican Outdoor Center

A short hike from the Appalachian Trail, AMC’s Mohican Outdoor Center is located on a beautiful glacial lake in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Only a 90-minute drive from New York City, Mohican is a great base for exploring on your own, with your family and friends, or with a larger group.

Contact Info:

50 Camp Mohican Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Meeting space available
Private room available
Complimentary gear rental
No dogs allowed overnight

Mohican Outdoor Center

Season Dates:

Open year-round
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023


Situated in a national recreation area, Mohican Outdoor Center offers visitors quiet wooded hikes to breathtaking waterfalls and to the soaring cliffs on the nearby Appalachian Trail with magnificent views of the Delaware Water Gap. Stroll to nearby wetlands to spot the local wildlife or visit Catfish Pond for a refreshing swimming hole, paddling, and fishing for bass, perch, pickerel, or sunfish.

Mohican offers several self-service cabin options, ideal for groups who wish to cook their own meals. Pillows are provided—bring your own sleeping bag and towels. Our Demo Center offers guests the opportunity to try out Deuter backpacks, LEKI poles, MSR snowshoes, and LOWA gear and boots. View site map.


Mohican offers several options for camping, including groups, private groups, tent platforms, and walk-in campsites. Due to the size of our parking lot and style of campground we are unable to accommodate RV’s or Tow Behind Campers. Trails to campsites are rooted and rocky, so rolling cooler and luggage are not recommended.

Cancellation Policies

Learn more about AMC’s cancellation policies for lodging and programs.

Boating Options

Canoes and kayaks are available for rent May to October.


Mohican Outdoor Center offers a selection of ADA accessible lodging options. Campsites are not accessible.

Nearby Trails

Rattlesnake Swamp Trail to Overlook (easy): At 2 miles and 300 feet of elevation gain, this hike is great for kids and provides views of New York City on clear days. Start at the Mohican Outdoor Center main parking lot, taking the Appalachian Trail to the overlook ridge and back. Estimated hike time is 1 hour.

Catfish Fire Tower (Moderate): Follow the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail to the Appalachian Trail, then turn left to the Catfish Fire Tower, which provides scenic views of the surrounding Delaware Water Gap. Return to camp via the other end of the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. Hike is 5 miles, 300 feet of elevation gain. Estimated hiking time is 2.5 hours.

Delaware River Loop: Many picturesque waterfalls await on the way down to Coppermine Trail to the Delaware River, plus remnants of an old mine. Take the Coppermine Trail to get to the Delaware River, then across to the Kaiser Road Trail spur, out the Raccoon Ridge on the Appalachian Trail, and back to camp. Hike is 8.3 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Estimated hike time is 4 hours.

Meeting Space & Events

Reserve the entire camp for weddings, family reunions, retreats, and other group events. Our packages include exclusive use of all lodges with more than 60 available bunks, private and lakeside campsites, boathouse and dining hall space which each comfortably fitting 100 people, council fire ring, and free use of canoes and kayaks. Reserve the boathouse and dining hall space for special events. The boathouse offers pristine views of the Catfish Pond and while the kitchen is not available for food preparation, catering is welcome. 


The right clothing and gear are essential in the unpredictable weather of the Northeast. Even if it feels like summer in the valleys, it can be cold and winter-like on the high peaks. Be prepared for severe weather regardless of season, dress in layers (including synthetic or wool base and insulating layers, and a windproof/waterproof outer shell), eat high energy foods, and stay hydrated.

Our Commitment to Sustainable Operations

AMC has a long-standing commitment to using its huts, lodges, and sporting camps as models for sustainable operations and environmental stewardship. At Mohican Outdoor Center we recycle on the property and use propane and or fireplaces/wood stoves for heating.

Come stay at Mohican Outdoor Center and explore the vast recreational area surrounding the Delaware Water Gap

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