• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Join Our Friends

The Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, an independent, non-profit volunteer organization, is to support the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of this national park which surrounds the Delaware River from the Delaware Water Gap to the New York State border.

We accomplish this by:
• Raising funds to support the park's education and stewardship programs for which park funds are not available
• Increasing awareness of our national park and the Delaware River
• Providing community connection, expertise, advocacy and inspiration for the park.

The Friends also sponsor the park's Lecture Series, and Family Fun Days, which run from spring into fall and are posted on the Schedule of Events.


To Join The Friends

Interested in joining or helping the Friends? Contact the Friends at:

Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
1978 River Rd
Bushkill, PA 18324-9999

or call (570) 426-2418.


The Friends operate under a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service and have received 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service

Did You Know?


... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...