June 19, 2015
Picnics, Watermelon and a Parade: Old Fashioned Independence Day at Millbrook Village Set for June 27
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announces that the annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Millbrook Village will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 10amto 3 pm.
June 09, 2015
NPS Opens Six New River Campsites
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that six new reservation-only river campsites, called the Alosa Campsites, will be available to boaters on designated overnight river trips on the Delaware River beginning June 12. Reservations can be made now. “This park was established 50 years ago in the midst of much controversy over a plan to dam the Delaware River. Thanks to the efforts of local citizens and grassroots groups, the river remains undammed today,” said Superintendent Donahue. “These sites will provide the public with unique opportunities to celebrate and enjoy the free flowing Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River as it is today and which the National Park Service and our partners will protect into the future,” he added.
June 09, 2015
NPS Releases Summary Report of Public Input from April’s Listening Sessions
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that the summary report from April’s public listening sessions and online public input period on the development of a Visitor Use Management Plan (VUM Plan) for the park has been released and is available for public review. “I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone who took the time to provide comments and suggestions whether in person at the meetings or online. It is clear that there are a lot of people who love this place and are passionate about how it is managed,” said Donahue. “For this to be a useful VUM Plan, it is critical that we hear from our visitors, partners, stakeholders and local residents and involve all of them in the plan’s development.”
June 03, 2015
NPS Fishing Contest and Citizen Science Project at Blue Mountain Lake in NJ
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that a “Fish-for-Free Fishing Contest and Citizen Science” program will be offered at Blue Mountain Lake on the New Jersey side of the park on Saturday, June 13th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Anglers of all ages are encouraged to participate in this free fishing contest to help collect fish that will be tested as part of a study of mercury contamination being conducted by the National Park Service and United States Geological Survey.
June 03, 2015
NPS Warns Visitors of Increase in Thefts in Park
Superintendent John J. Donahue encourages visitors to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to park officials. Over the past several weeks the park has been experiencing an increase in thefts from motor vehicles. Superintendent Donahue would like to remind visitors to the park to protect themselves and their property from these crimes of opportunity by leaving valuables at home or in another secure location out of sight from the eyes of would-be thieves.
April 24, 2015
Culvert Repairs Planned for Route 209 near Sand Hill Creek
Culvert repair work on US Route 209 near Sand Hill Creek in Middle Smithfield Township will begin in early May.