• Aqueduct and towpath, Delaware Canal (Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor)photo credit

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ

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.

Did You Know?

A ranger takes a water sample from a creek

... 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...