Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Visitors are encouraged to visit the park’s website or call for updated information, maps, and directions before visiting.The valley has known human hand and voice for 10,000 years. Floodplains nourished the Native farmer; waterfalls drew the Victorian vacationer. Today, a 70,000-acre park welcomes those who seek the outdoors close to home. Established by Congress on September 1, 1965, for public outdoor recreation use and for the preservation of scenic, scientific, and historic resources. The area is rich in both cultural and natural history. The river valley contains streams, waterfalls, geologic features, a diversity of plants and wildlife, and traces of the past. Popular activities include canoeing, rafting, fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping. Catch the free River Runner Shuttle into the park on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day!