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 hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...