From the junction of its two branches at Hancock NY, to its mouth at Delaware Bay in Wilmington, DE, the Delaware River flows more than 330 miles. More than half of these miles are protected within two areas administered directly by the National Park Service (NPS), additionally there are three areas that are supported through partnerships with NPS and third party organizations. Many people working together to keep these waters clean and available for you, your families, and your friends to enjoy for generations to come.
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Middle Delaware National Scenic River
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Lower Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
The Lower Delaware Scenic & Recreational River is managed in partnership with local entities, and includes state parks, scenic river towns, the Delaware Canal, and the historic sites in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware in the Revolutionary War.
Last updated: June 7, 2021