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

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ


The Lower Delaware River Management Plan provides a vision for the future of the river and context for future actions that emphasize local control and home rule. The heart of the vision is expressed in the six Management Goals that were crafted by the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Task Force prior to national designation.

A cooperative approach to management is envisioned with the National Park Service and the existing Delaware River Greenway Partnership assisting the existing institutions and authorities and local communities with the implementation of the plan and outreach to the public.


National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program
Lower Delaware on the National Wild & Scenic River website
(Exact limits of the designated wild & scenic river)

Partnership Wild & Scenic Rivers
Lower Delaware on the Partnership Page

Delaware Rive Basin Commission

Did You Know?

A shiny silvery oval fish tinged with greenish-yellow on top

...that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, due to pollution control. This herring lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...