Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens Thursday, May 23. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads 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 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...