Things to Do

Silver thread Falls is a tall but very narrow waterfall surrounded on both sides with moss covered rock
Silver Thread Falls along the Dingmans Creek Trail is just one of many waterfalls for you to enjoy. We hope you get a chance to visit.

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What do you feel like doing today?



When it comes to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, we have many options for a great outdoor experience. The Pocono mountains are a vacation destination for millions, and we are known as the gateway.

From outdoor adventures like biking, fishing, and hiking, to fine dining, shopping, and the oldest jazz club in the country, we have something in this community for you. We can't wait for you to come be a part of it. Check out the Pocono Mountains Tourism website for things to do around the park.


 
Guide to the Gap park newspaper cover showing two women in a canoe on the Delaware river in summer

Check out our park newspaper

The Guide to the Gap is our park newspaper loaded with information about the park.

Visitors speak with a park ranger at Dingmans Falls

Accessibility Information

Accessibility information for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A team of bicyclists makes their way along Old mine Road in New Jersey. NPS Photo M. Cuff

Bicycling

This is your source for information on bicycling in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A lone fisherman sits in a small boat fishing the Delaware River.

Boating and Boating Safety

Information on Boating, Kayaking, or Canoeing within the Delaware Water Gap NRA and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River

A man sets up a tent with a larger backpack off to the right side. NPS Photo

Camping

Information on camping within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Two kayakers paddle along the Delaware river in summer

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Information on canoe, kayak, and raft rentals by partner companies authorized to work in the park

A man in a baseball hat casts a line into the Delaware river

Fishing the Delaware

Want to know where to fish and the rules for catching and eating them safely? Check out our fishing page for more information

Chickens grilling in a stone fireplace with wood burning gently below

Grilling & Picnicking

Information on grilling and picnicking

Hiking information found here

Hiking Trails

A link to information on hiking trails in the park

A black bear forages in a corn field within the park

Hunting

Hunting is an important and necessary part of the wildlife management program within the park

Junior Ranger Logo of ranger hat in a circle with the words junior ranger above and explore below

Junior Ranger Program Information

Earn your Junior Ranger Badge while enjoying your visit to the park

Watercolors of birds, a bridge, and a waterfall sit on Junior Ranger books

Kids Fun in National Parks

The park has lots of things to do to inspire our youngest visitors. From Junior Ranger books to the PEEC fossil trail and more. Come see us!

drawing of a Lenape man

Learn about the Lenape

Join us for this engaging presentation about the region’s 12,000 years of American Indian prehistory.

The Marie Zimmermann Farmhouse is a building currently under a lease at Delaware Water Gap NRA

Leasing from the NPS

The Marie Zimmermann Farmhouse is an example of a building currently under a lease agreement at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A smiling ranger wears her traditional Campaign or "Flat Hat".

Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers offer visitors information, Junior Ranger materials, and Passport Stamps

A waterfall flows over moss covered rocks into a pool below.

Waterfalls for You to Enjoy

An abundance of waterfalls exist throughout the park and provide many opportunities to view their majesty. NPS Photo

 
 

Weather Information

Weather for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.

Spring: Temperatures usually range from lows of 26 F to highs of 80 F with average rainfall of 5 inches. Summer: Temperatures usually range from lows of 55 F to highs of 85 F with average rainfall of 4 inches. Fall: Temperatures usually range from lows of 30 F to highs of 83F. Fall foliage is at its peak sometime in October as daily mountain temperatures vary frequently and influence the change. Winter: Temperatures usually range from lows of 15 F to highs of 49 F.

Last updated: August 19, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill , PA 18324

Phone:

570 426-2452

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