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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The 2024 Calendars are now available!!
The 2024 calendars from the Friends of the DWGNRA are to order online, and will soon be at a few local businesses!!  It was another great set of photos to choose from, but our judges did a great job!  To order online now, please click here. 

New Edition of Paddlers' Guide to the Delaware River 
A new fourth edition of Gary Letcher's book, Paddlers' Guide to the Delaware River was released in April 2023 and is now available! This essential resource for exploring the Delaware in a kayak, canoe, raft, or boat has been a best seller in previous editions, and for good reason. The details of every turn along the river with detailed maps and pictures along the way is a must-have for river novices, expert paddlers, and armchair adventurers alike. Available online or at brink-and-mortar booksellers now!

​​Tocks Island: Dammed If You Do - new book by David Pierce 
​​Our own David Pierce has completed a new book on the Tocks Island Dam project from a local perspective. Tocks Island: Dammed If You Do, tells how a local movement prevailed, after years of epic struggle, in overturning a federally approved Delaware River dam and 37-mile-long reservoir for flood control, urban water supply, hydroelectric and recreation. It is now available on and from attending any of Dave's local lectures and book-signing occurring now all over our area.

Visit Dave's Facebook page for his latest speaking events or more information on this new local perspective on this highly controversial topic. Or go to and order your own copy, click here.

Watch a video of David speaking on his new book, click here.

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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.