Hunt & Fish
Hunting and fishing are permitted in most areas of the park, during the appropriate state-specific seasons, and with the required licenses.
Because the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area spans the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it is important for those who hunt or fish to observe state boundaries and regulations, as well as local- and park-specific regulations. A few of these are listed below:
Either a New Jersey or Pennsylvania fishing license is valid when fishing on the Delaware River. Be aware, however, that fishing in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey lake or stream requires the state-appropriate license.
For those wishing to hunt or fish on the Pennsylvania side of the park, hunting licenses can be obtained through the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and fishing licenses through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
For those wishing to hunt or fish on the New Jersey side of the park, hunting and fishing licenses can be obtained through the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
To contact the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Ranger Office, call (570) 828-2321.
Did You Know?
... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...