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?
The American Shad are a saltwater fish that migrate from the Atlantic Ocean up the Delaware River to spawn in the spring. Fish reach the upper portions of the river by early to mid May. After spawning many of the weakened adult Shad die, usually in late June and into July.