PLAN VISIT: Things to Know

dog in a lifejacket standing in the river

NPS Photo


Pets are permitted in most areas of the park and must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Pets may not be tied to an object and left unattended or left in a vehicle. Please clean up after your pet. Report lost pets to the park communication center at (570) 426-2457.

Pets are NOT permitted at the following sites:

In Pennsylvania:

  • Smithfield and Milford Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Raymondskill Falls and Dingmans Falls
  • George W. Childs Park
  • Valley View Group Campsites
  • Hidden Lake
  • Hialeah Picnic Area
  • McDade Trail from milepost 1.0 to milepost 2.5 (from June 1 to September 8)

In New Jersey:

  • Turtle Beach
  • Rivers Bend Group Campsites
  • Watergate Recreation Site
  • Kittatinny Point (picnic areas and visitor center area)

Service Animals
National Park Service regulations exempt service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind and signal dogs for the hearing-impaired, from pet prohibitions.

Last updated: January 22, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324


(570) 426-2452

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