Snakes and Your Safety
Many people fear snakes, especially venomous snakes. Any animal may bite if it is startled, cornered, or threatened. Never approach or handle a snake, and take a moment here to learn where venomous snakes are most likely to be in the park.
Copperheads are another species of venomous snake found in the park. They are prefer to make their dens on a rocky outcrop near a stream, pond, or bog.
Precautions in snake country
Did You Know?
... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...