Alcohol can bring on poor judgment, disorientation, and an overestimation of one's ability to swim. An adult swimming out into the river can drown in minutes. There is usually little that friends on the shore can do in time. Too often, when rangers arrive, they can only search for the body. Don't invite tragedy for yourself and your family.
PARK ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at:
• virtually all sites in Pennsylvania, including Hialeah Picnic Area and Smithfield Beach
Did You Know?
... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...