Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

 

Contact Information:

Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation Area
HQ River Rd off Rt 209
Bushkill, PA 18324
(570) 588-2452

Additional Information:
Official Park Page

Need a place to stay?
New Jersey Lodging

Books:
Natural Lives, Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River
Bridges over the Delaware River: A History of Crossings
Along the Delaware River
Delaware Diary: Episodes in the Life of a River
Canoeing the Delaware River


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores. At the south end of the park, the river cuts eastward through the Appalachian Mountains at the scenic Delaware Water Gap.

A one-day auto tour of the park can include waterfalls, rural scenery, and historic Millbrook Village. Visitors can also canoe, hike, camp, swim, picnic, bicycle, crosscountry ski, and horseback ride. Fishing and hunting are permitted in season with state license.

Facilities

Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
The center offers a variety of temporary displays, a Ranger-staffed information desk, park maps and brochures, children's materials, restrooms, phones, picnic area, boat and canoe launch, scenic views of the Water Gap. Located on the Delaware River just off Interstate 80 at the Water Gap. Westbound on I-80 take NJ Exit 1 and bear left. Eastbound, take the first ramp after the toll plaza and continue straight at the end of the ramp. (908) 496-4458.

Millbrook Village
As an historic site within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Millbrook Village is staffed on Saturdays in summer. Park rangers and volunteer craftspersons in period costume demonstrate period skills, and several original Millbrook structures are open for visits. Millbrook Village is located at the junction of Old Mine Road and Route 602 in New Jersey, 12 miles north of Interstate 80 at Exit 1 westbound. (908) 841-9531.

Park Headquarters
Headquarters is located on River Road, one mile east of the traffic light on Route 209 at Fernwood resort in Bushkill, PA. Restrooms, park maps and brochures and visitor information is available. (570) 588-2452.

Dingmans Falls and Visitor Center
Visitor Center closed in winter. Features a variety of temporary displays, Ranger-staffed information desk, park maps and brochures, children's materials, restrooms, bookstore and a boardwalk trail to base of Dingmans Falls. Located off Johnny Bee Road, which intersects PA Rt. 209 near milepost 14, and just south of the traffic light at PA Rt. 739 in Dingmans Ferry, PA.
(908) 496-4458.

 

Getting There:
The north end of the park is at Milford PA, 5 miles from the NY/NJ border at Port Jervis NY. From points northeast, north, and northwest, take Interstate 84 to PA Exit 46. Follow Route 6 east 2 miles to Milford, and take Route 209 south to enter the north end of the park.

The south end of the park is along Interstate 80 at the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. From points southeast, south, and southwest, connect to Interstate 80.