• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA


Pets are NOT permitted at the following sites:


  • Smithfield and Milford Beach, except in off season
  • Raymondskill Falls, Dingmans Falls and Hackers Falls
  • George W. Childs Recreation Site
  • Valley View Group Campsites
  • Hidden Lake
  • Hialeah Picnic Area
  • McDade Trail from milepost 1.0 to milepost 2.5 (from June 1 to September 8)

New Jersey

  • Turtle Beach
  • Rivers Bend Group Campsites
  • Watergate Recreation Site
  • Kittatinny Point (picnic areas and visitor center area)

Service Animals
National Park Service regulations exempt service animals such as guide dogs for the blind and signal dogs for the hearing-impaired from prohibitions on pets.

Hunting Dogs
Certain regulations apply to the training and use of hunting dogs.
Hunting in the park

Other Pet Regulations

  • Pets must be on a 6-foot leash and attended at all times.
  • You may not leave a pet tied up or in a vehicle.
  • Please clean up after your pet.
  • You shouldn't lose your pet, but if you do, contact Park Dispatch at (570) 426-2435.

Did You Know?


... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...