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 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...