• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Fishing

Motorboating | Fishing Licenses & Tackle

Expanded Amenity Fees for parking at boat ramps

Swim Safe!/Su chaleco salvavida | Surviving the Sun | Eating the Fish (also see below)

 

Fishing and Licensing

The Delaware River and its tributaries provide a variety of fishing. The "shad run" up the Delaware passes through this park in May and June.

A state fishing license is required from New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer on line licensing, or licenses may be obtained from many local agents.

 

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are permitted only on some stretches of the river. Please review the park's alcohol policy.

 

Fish Consumption Advisories

Eating the Fish Advisories (safety page on this website)
Fish Advisories from PA Dept of Environmental Protection
Fish Advisories from NJ Dept of Environmental Protection

 
 

Did You Know?

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... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...