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

Become a Friend today, and help

protect tomorrow...

a not-for-profit park conservancy group

The latest news!

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

national trails and river systems? 

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Tocks Island Historical Walking Tour


Visit the Event page dropdown above for the Tocks Island Historical Walking Tour November 6th starting at 10 am from Smithfield Beach.  You MUST pre-register to attend.


2022 Calendar Photo Contest - and the winners are:


First place : Candace Roper for Kittatinny Point Visitor Center

Seocnd place: Sarina Cook for Bridge at Shawnee

Third place : Ray Roper for Mount Tammany at the Water Gap


Visit the Event page dropdown above for the 2022 Calendar Photo Contest to see all the pictures chosen for the calendar.  And stay tuned for when the calendar will be available for sale.

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.

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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