Fish & Hunt

The nearly 70,000 acre park offers excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing. These activities are permitted in most areas of the park during the appropriate state-specific seasons, and with the required licenses. Trapping is not permitted in the park.

 
Spotted trout

Brook trout

Fishing

The river, several streams, and numerous lakes offer a variety of fishing prospects. Licenses are required in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for those 16 years of age or older. Either a New Jersey or Pennsylvania fishing license is valid when fishing in the Delaware River from either bank. Fishing in a lake or stream requires the appropriate license from that state. Additional regulations apply.
Pennsylvania Fishing Regulations
New Jersey Fishing Regulations
Compendium of Park Regulations, provides park-specific fishing regulations

 
White-tailed buck

White-tailed buck

Hunting

Whitetail deer, pheasant, and bear are just some of the game found in the park. Hunting is permitted in most areas of the park, during the appropriate state-specific seasons, and with the required state licenses. Additional regulations apply.
Pennsylvania Hunting Regulations
New Jersey Hunting Regulations
Compendium of Park Regulations, provides park-specific hunting regulations

 

For more information about hunting and fishing in the park, call the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Ranger Office at (570) 828-2321.

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