National Canoe Safety Patrol
The National Canoe Safety Patrol, a volunteer non-profit river patrol organization, has been active at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River since 1980.
The National Canoe Safety Patrol's program is simple and effective. During the last weekend in April, all members are invited to upgrade their shore, boat, and in-water swift water rescue skills at a training weekend. During the May, June, July, and August each members serves two weekends on active patrols. Patrols occur on weekends and holidays through Labor Day. The National Park Service provides limited cabin space or a campsite for patrolling members at no cost to members or the National Canoe Safety Patrol.
The National Canoe Safety Patrol's training committee puts together a first rate program for all members. Join them in providing valuable services to the paddling community and have a great time doing it.
If interested in becoming a member please contact the National Canoe Safety Patrol or call the park's Volunteer Coordinator at 570-685-4871.
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.