Fees and Passes
Park Entrance Fees
The great thing is that there are no entrance fees for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, but we do have special areas within the park for picnicing and swimming that are considered Expanded Amenity Areas because of the additional services offered in these locations, such as Lifeguards at the swim areas, and special areas to grill.
Expanded Amenity Fees are charged April through October at the following developed areas in the park.
Expanded Amenity Fee Schedule
No fees are charged to people who are dropping off or picking up someone from any river access ramps and those walking through Smithfield Beach on McDade Recreational Trail.
Expanded Amenity Fees are not covered by America the Beautiful Annual Pass, but
holders of the following passes are eligible for a 50% discount on the Expanded Amenity Fees:
Some Important Pass Information:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Season Passes
Season passes for Delaware Water Gap NRA can only be purchased by mail at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. Holders of the America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes and National Park Service Golden Age and Golden Access Passes are eligible for a 50% discount on season passes.
Completed pass application forms can be mailed to the following address:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Below is a list of the prices for the 2022 season:
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
If you plan to visit other parks with an entrance fee, check out the America the Beautiful Pass Program
Did you know there are days during the year where parks waive entrance fees? Here is a list of Free Entrance Days in the national parks for 2022. This does not allow for free entry into Expanded Amenity Areas. For more information on fees at NPS sites, use this link.
For more information America the Beautiful Passes and how to get one please visit the U.S.G.S website at:
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Last updated: January 5, 2022