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 the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...