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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Bringing Back the American Chestnut
​​On Wednesday, October 12, the Friends of the DWGNRA will be hosting an event on the efforts to restore the magnificent American Chestnut tree after being decimated by disease followed by a blight.  It has been nearly extinct for decades.  Mike Aucott, a retired researcher and now a board member of the American Chestnut Foundation, will be presenting the history and the current on-going effort to restore the American Chestnut to our landscape. ​Anyone can attend for the requested donation of $5 per person, but members of the Friends are free! See details under Events on the Menu Bar above and click on Bringing Back the American Chestnut to let us know that you will be attending. 


Ramirez Solar House Architectural Review & Walking Tour
On Sunday, October 23, Jessica Jamroz will be presenting the history and amazing architectural features of the very early example of a passive solar house.  Jessica is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design and construction profession who has consulted on the Ramirez Solar house in the past. See details under Events on the Menu Bar and click on Ramirez Solar House Review. You must register to attend the property tour at this very special event.


2023 Photo Calendars are now available!

Click on Annual Calendar Purchase under the Event tab on the menu bar above.  That page will give you all the details to order yours!


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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.