• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

River Access Points

Two men looking downstream from Smithfield Beach Launch
Sizing 'er up: looking downstream from Smithfield Beach Launch
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The beautiful Delaware River is a defining feature and main attraction of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There are river access points about every 8 miles within the recreation area where you can put your motorboat or canoe on the water, Please note, pets and alcohol are not permitted at Milford or Smithfield Beach. Below, learn more about safe enjoyment of activities on the Delaware.

Boat Launches & Canoe Access Points | Current river conditions

Paddle the River
Lifejackets (PFDs), and river safety

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...