Planning for a safe river trip begins well before you get on the water and does not end until you return home. By following the steps and information listed below, you will better understand how to safely and comfortably enjoy the river.
Children to learn more about how to have a safe boating trip on the Delaware River play the water safety game.
Always Wear Your Life Jacket
The Upper Delaware River, at average water has only a few Class I or II rapids. However, moving water can be deceptive and potentially treacherous, even for non-paddlers. More drownings on the Delaware River have been swimming-related than boating-related. In all cases, the victims were not wearing a properly fitted life jacket.
River Safety Tips
Always be Prepared - Your Safety is Your Responsibility
Use Proper Boating Techniques.
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Emergency Contact Numbers:
Cell phones may not work along the river.
Did You Know?
Upper Delaware is the home of the oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge in the nation - the Delaware Aqueduct. Built in 1847 for the Delaware and Hudson Canal, it was designed by and constructed under the supervision of John A. Roebling, future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.