Learn About the Park

Visitors with colorful umbrellas view Dingmans Falls from the overlook.

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The Delaware Water Gap has been a vacation destination for more than a century and visitors have spent many overnights close to nature. The park offers many recreational activities that range from hiking, boating, fishing, and camping, reliving the past through period celebrations, to the park's birth during the conservation and environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s. There are many experiences on both sides of the Delaware River in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that provide glimpses into the rich history of this region.

Check out park news releases, link to social media sites, or download park newspapers.

Photos & Multimedia
Enjoy images of some of the cultural and natural highlights of the park

History and Culture
Learn more about the rich history of the Delaware Water Gap.

Discover the diversity of flora and fauna of the Delaware River and its watershed. Learn about the environmental factors that affect the natural features and ecosystems.

Plan a field trip to the park, find lesson plans, activities, and other resources you can use in the classroom.

Kids & Youth
Prepare your students to be good park stewards by enrolling in the Junior Ranger or Web Ranger programs.

See where to direct inquiries, find park statistics, and read the laws and policies that govern the park.

Eastern National supports America's national parks and public trusts by providing quality educational products, services, and souvenirs in their bookstores located in the park's visitor centers.

Last updated: December 14, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill, PA 18324


570 426-2452

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