Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens May 25. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads are open. STILL CLOSED PA: Mt. Minsi spur trails closed due to falcon nesting; Hornbecks & Adams Trails closed; McDade Trail closed trail miles 24.5 to 27.5 More »
Boat Launches & Canoe Access Points
The beautiful Middle Scenic and Recreational Delaware River is a defining feature and main attraction of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There are many accesses you might use to put your motorboat or canoe on the water, in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. Choose from the links below to find directions to an access, or to learn more about safe enjoyment of activities on the Delaware.
Please note, pets and alcohol are not permitted at Milford or Smithfield Beach.
Bulletin of liveries for canoe/kayak/rarft /tube rental, safety & river mileage
Did You Know?
... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...