Are You Planning to Bring A Pet To Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area?
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a very pet-friendly place. To learn about where your pet can go, activities they can do by following the rules of BARK and the safest ways for them to visit read through this page.
Where Your Pet Can Go:
Pets are allowed almost everywhere in the park. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area encompasses more than 70,000 acres and has over 150 miles of trails, many of which are pet-friendly. There are just a few exceptions. When you are making your trip, make sure to plan ahead so you and your pet can have the best day possible!
Where Your Pet Can Not Go:
In New Jersey:
Dogs classified as service animals are individually trained to perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability. Service dogs are legally permitted anywhere that visitors can go. Learn more about NPS requirements for service animals. Emotional support, therapy, and companion animals are not considered service animals and must abide by all pet regulations.
Dispose of Pet Waste Properly
Help keep Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area clean by collecting and disposing of all pet waste properly. Be sure to carry pet waste off the trail and dispose of it in one of the many public waste receptacles are located throughout the park.
Become a BARK Ranger
While Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is pet-friendly, there are some rules we ask you to follow in order to keep you and your pet safe:
Well-behaved pets who follow theses rules are invited to bring their human companions and become official Delaware Water Gap Bark Rangers. Learn more about the rules of BARK, where and how to enjoy Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with your pet and to earn your Bark Ranger tag, visit our BARK Ranger Page!
Last updated: September 28, 2023