of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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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Did you know that 2018 was the 50th anniversary of our

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2022 Calendar Photo Contest is closed!


The contest for the 2022 Friends calendar is now closed!  The final submission date was May 31, 2021.  Stay tuned for the annoucement of the winners!

The photos should be in one of three categories and be from any season of the year.  The photos do not have to be taken in any particular timeframe, so check your photos archives for ones that would qualify.  The three categories are:
    1. Landscapes and buildings
    2. Wildlife
    3. People enjoying the Park
The cost to submit is $10 for up to 3 photos.  You may submit multiple groups of 3 if you like. There will be 3 winners announced for: 1st prize is $100, 2nd prize is $75, and third prize is $50.  You must be a member of either the Friends or of the Pocono Photo Club to participate.  If you are not already, you can join either - see Donate button at the top of this screen for the Friends or go to poconophotoclub.com to join the Pocono Photo Club.


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.

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

Become a Friend today, and help

protect tomorrow...