The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes nearly 40 miles of the free-flowing Delaware River. Powerboats must have a valid state registration.
River Acces (Boat & Canoe)
Within the Smithfield/Coppermine Pool, you may not operate a machine-powered vessel:within the designated swimming area, as delineated by regulatory buoys
- in excess of 5-mph or creating a wake within 500 feet upstream or downstream of the designated swimming area, as delineated by regulatory buoys
- within the designated canoe channel, as delineated by regulatory buoys,
Within the Milford Beach pool you may not operate a machine-powered vessel:
- within the designated swimming area as delineated by regulatory buoys
Camping is limited to boaters on authorized overnight trips.
Personal water craft and waterskiing are prohibited in the park.
It is unlawful to operate a vessel while intoxicated.
Seasonal speed limits
From April 1 through September, 30: 10 mph speed limit
From October 1 through 31 March 31: 35 mph speed limit