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 Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...