Amphibians

Tannish frog with large dark-brown spots
Northern Leopard Frog

NPS Photo by Dan Mohr

The recreation area boasts 25 species of frogs,toads and salamanders which live or breed in the park's diverse aquatic and wetland habitats.

Visitors may glimpse red-backed salamander, or perhaps the northern dusky salamander, under a rotting log. On rainy nights in late winter, look for spotted newts, wood frogs and Jefferson and spotted salamanders crossing roads on their way to breeding ponds. Soon after, a deafening chorus of spring peepers will announce spring's arrival.

With the coming of warmer weather and longer days, visitors to any of the park's lakes or ponds are sure to hear the bellow of the bullfrog.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(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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