Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, an independent, non-profit volunteer organization, is to support the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of this national park which surrounds the Delaware River from the Delaware Water Gap to the New York State border. The Friends accomplish this by:

  • Raising funds to support the park's education and stewardship programs for which park funds are not available

  • Increasing awareness of our national park and the Delaware River

  • Providing community connection, expertise, advocacy and inspiration for the park.
The Friends also sponsor the park's Lecture Series, which run from late spring into fall and are posted on the Calendar of Events.
Join the Friends
The Friends operate under a partnership agreement with the National Park Service and have 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. Are you interested in joining or helping the Friends? Contact the Friends at:

Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
PO Box 98 Bushkill, PA

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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