Become a Friend today, and help protect tomorrow...

of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Become a Friend today, and help

protect tomorrow...

Being a Friend isn't just about donating time and money. It's also about getting outside and having a great time! Discover a new trail, or meet a new friend. 


Hike the Appalachian Trail, and paddle the Middle Delaware Scenic River's winding path through the park.


Be a part not just of  Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, but also the National Park Service community across the nation.

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Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History
On Saturday, July 30, Jennifer Palmer, local historian and archeologist, will once again present her program on Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History. She gave her presentation in August 2021, and it was so successful that she has agreed to present it again, with a few updates! The program highlights the old resorts in and around the Delaware Water Gap and provides great insight into the days of old when the summer season brought hundreds if not thousands to the DWG area for rest and relaxation. See details under Events on the Menu Bar and click on Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History.


2023 Photo Calendar Contest is to the printer!

The entries are in and they are beautiful! Take a look under Events on the Menu Bar and click on the 2023 Calendar Photo Contest to see the winners and the others that made the calendar! 


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2022 Calendar is still available!

Calendars are still available, see the dropdown under Events for Calendar Purchase to order yours!

Find Your Fun in the Park

For the most up to date conditions in the park, please visit Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area's Facebook page and website.

Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, national park units across the country have offered something unforgettable and beautiful to visitors. 

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) is one of these unforgettable places. With over 200 miles of trails, 40 miles of untouched riverfront, and historical buildings around every corner, visitors are bound to find their own connection to this special stretch of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Visionaries from all walks of life have helped make the National Park Service the beacon of conservation that it is today. Be a part of that legacy here at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Join Friends, and help protect this pristine park for future generations.