A River and its History
The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.
In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.
Historic Riverside Towns and Mills
The river corridor also offers spectacular autumn foliage, dramatic natural ice sculptures in the winter, and spring's natural migration of birds.Read More
Recreation on the Land
Walkers, joggers, and bicyclists can roll along the canal paths and trails on both sides of the river.Read More
Historic Sites and Districts
The lower Delaware River has never been long off the nation's mind; it lies between 2 of the great colonial cities of the nation: NY and Philadelphia.Read More
Did You Know?
... that by the time the Delaware River reaches its estuary, nearly 10% of the nation's population has tapped into it. Tinicum Creek has such high water quality that it is home to several rare species of plants and animals. Sections of the Delaware actually exceed federal standards for clean water. More...