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Friends Family Fun Day!
​​On Saturday, August  13, the Friends of the DWGNRA will be holding a Friends Family Fun Day at PEEC outside by the yurts! There will be snacks and drinks for sale, games with prizes for the kids (no matter the age), hiking (guided or not), and the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will give a presentation with rescued animals at 1:00 PM!

Anyone can attend for the requested donation of $5 per car load, but members of the Friends are free! See details under Events on the Menu Bar above and click on Friends Family Fun Day to let us know that you will be attending. 


Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History
On Saturday, July 30, Jennifer Palmer, local historian and archeologist, will once again present her program on Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History. She gave her presentation in August 2021, and it was so successful that she has agreed to present it again, with a few updates! The program highlights the old resorts in and around the Delaware Water Gap and provides great insight into the days of old when the summer season brought hundreds if not thousands to the DWG area for rest and relaxation. See details under Events on the Menu Bar and click on Resorts of the Delaware Water Gap in History.


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.

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.


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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.