More than 200 miles of the Delaware River are the centerpiece of two units of the National Park System, three federally designated sections of Wild & Scenic River, and a National Heritage Area. These areas are the focus of many environmental and historic conservation efforts.

The park operates in cooperation with many organizations. Those within the park may be operating under an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Those doing commercial business in the park may be operating under a business permit.|

Park Organizations

Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Foster and support the historical, scientific, educational, interpretive, recreational and national resource management activities of the park.

Millbrook Village Society
Provide staff for Millbrook Village NJ and Millbrook Days

Mohican Outdoor Center
A facility of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Provides information and support for Appalachian National Scenic Trail and other area hikers

Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (MARCH)
Provides tours and exhibits at the Foster-Armstrong House and Neldon-Roberts Stonehouse in Montague NJ

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Provides residential and other educational programs to area schools and provide various activities for the public

Peters Valley School of Craft
Provides art workshops for contemporary American crafts, set in a historic rural village. Operates a Gallery and Store.

Walpack Historical Society
Provides tours and exhibits at the Rosenkrans House in Walpack Center and the Van Campen Inn along Old Mine Road

River Organizations along the Delaware
National Wild & Scenic River System
Rivers in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System capture the essence of all waterways that surge, ramble, gush, wander and weave through our country.

Middle Delaware Scenic River
This segment of the Delaware flows through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and cuts an "S" curve through Kittatinny Ridge. This beautiful landscape provides great recreational opportunities in addition to sightseeing and geological study value.

Delaware River Basin Commission
The Delaware River Basin Commission was formed in 1961 to share the responsibility of managing the water resources of the Basin. Since its formation, the Commission has provided leadership in restoring the Delaware River and protecting water quality, resolving interstate water disputes, allocating and conserving water, and managing river flow.

The Delaware River Sojourn
The Sojourn, a paddling trip on the Delaware River, is full of fun and adventure, offering a great time for all participants. The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of, and appreciation for, the ecological, historical, recreational, and economic significance of the Delaware River.

Delaware River Greenway Partnership
Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRGP) was founded in 1998 and works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, recreational users and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Delaware River and its tributaries

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary was established in 1996 to take a leadership role in promoting and coordinating the protection and enhancement of the Delaware Estuary. The estuary, where fresh water and salt water mix, is also known as the tidal portion of the Delaware River.

Upper Delaware River Council
The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) was established in 1988 as a formal partnership of local, state, and federal governments and agencies which have joined together to manage the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a true national treasure.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324


(570) 426-2452
This is the official telephone contact number for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This telephone is monitored during business hours, from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4: 30 pm. Calls received after those times, will be reviewed the next available business day.

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