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