• The snowy Delaware River

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Alcohol Policy

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.

NEVER DRINK-THEN-SWIM!

 

PARK ALCOHOL POLICY

Pennsylvania

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at:

• virtually all sites in Pennsylvania, including Hialeah Picnic Area and Smithfield Beach
• Dingmans Campground PA
• Valley View Group Campsites PA

New Jersey

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at:

• Rivers Bend Group Campsites NJ
• Turtle Beach NJ
• Van Campens Glen NJ
Worthington State Forest Campground NJ
• River islands off the riverbank of Worthington State Forest NJ

 

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...