of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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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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Tocks Island Historical Walking Tour
Visit the Event page dropdown above for the Tocks Island Historical Walking Tour November 6th starting at 10 am from Smithfield Beach. Although this walk was successfully completed, you can get on the registration list for our next Tocks Island Walking Tour in the Spring of 2022. Just register for the Nov 6, 2021 event, and you will be notified when the next walk is scheduled!
2022 Calendar is now available!
First place : Candace Roper for Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
Second place: Sarina Cook for Bridge at Shawnee
Third place : Ray Roper for Mount Tammany at the Water Gap
Visit the Event page dropdown above for the Annual Calendar Purchase to make your purchase today!
Find Your Fun in the Park
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.
Become a Friend today, and help protect tomorrow...