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

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Old Railroads from the Gap Area to Bushkill!
Join us June 16, 2022 at Shawnee Inn to hear Kim Williams, a local historian, present a history of railroads in the Water Gap area to Bushkill.  Anyone interested in hearing about how the past railroads like the Delaware Valley Railway served not just the visitors, but the locals and the school children, please join us!  Use the dropdown under Events to see more details or to pre-register for this event.  Cost to non-members over 18 is $5. Members of the Friends and under 18 are free. Pre-registration is not be required. 

2023 Photo Calendar Contest is underway!
Gather your favorite photos of the DWGNRA.  All are welcome to submit their favorite photos of our park into our contest for 2023. They do not have to be taken recently, so check your old photos for your favorites. 

Up to 3 photos may be submitted for $10, and multiple submissions are allowed. The top 3 will be awarded prizes of $100, $75, and $50, respectively. You do not have to be a member of the Friends or our co-sponsor of this event, the Pocono Photo Club, to join in the fun!

See all the details and the submission forms by going to Events on the menu bar at the top of this screen and clicking on Calendar Photo Contest.

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.