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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2021 Calendar Photo Competition

The Friends of the DWGNRA are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 calendar contest in conjunction with the Pocono Photo Club.  First place goes to Carole Ludwig for her photo of the "Mini" falls in Childs Park.  It will also be the cover of the calendar.  Second place goes to Rick Nelson for his photo of the fox pup.  Third place goes to Bob Hare for his photo of a beautiful red sky near the DWG Appalachian trail head.  The calendars are $20 to the general public and $25 to members of the Friends or the Pocono Photo Club.  To reserve your calendar, send us an email at  

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.

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