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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Description: 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 licenses.

Directions: Plane - Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown PA, 65 miles southwest: 888-FLY-LVIA, 610-266-6000
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca PA, 65 miles west: (570) 457-3445

Newark International Airport, Newark NJ, 70 miles east: (973) 961-6000

Car - New York City NY is 70 miles east; Philadelphia PA is 90 miles south; Scranton PA is 50 miles west.

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.

For Kittatinny Point Visitor Center and to enter the New Jersey side of the park: WESTBOUND on Interstate 80 take NJ Exit 1 and bear left 500 yards, or EASTBOUND on Interstate 80 take the first exit ramp after the Delaware River toll plaza and continue straight off the ramp 300 yards.
For Bushkill Visitor Center and to enter the Pennsylvania side of the park, from Interstate 80 take PA exit 309 and Route 209 north 10 miles.
From the west, PA Route 739 south at Interstate 84 PA Exit 34 reaches Dingmans Ferry PA in 14 miles. From the east NJ Route 15 north at Interstate 80 NJ Exit 34, connecting to NJ Routes 206 north and 560 west, reaches the recreation area at Layton NJ in 25 miles.
Bus - Martz and Greyhound bus lines from Port Authority NY to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre PA stop at the "Stroudsburg" terminal in the town of Delaware Water Gap PA. This terminal is one mile from the Appalachian Trail south in the town of Delaware Water Gap and 2 1/2 miles from Kittatinny Point Visitor Center and the Appalachian Trail north via the pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Delaware River.
Martz (570)424-3639, 421-3040 Greyhound (800) 231-2222

Limited seasonal bus service is available from the New York City area to Milford and Matamoras PA. Regular daily service is provided to Port Jervis, NY on Shortline Bus.
Shortline Bus Service: (800) 631-8405

Limited daily passenger train service is available from Hoboken NJ to Port Jervis NY. MTA Metro-North Railroad: (800)638-7646

Public Transportation - There is no public transportation through the park. Limited auto rental and taxi service may be available in Stroudsburg PA, Milford PA, Matamoras PA, and Port Jervis NY.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
HQ - River Rd. off Rt 209
Bushkill, PA 18324-9999
Phone: Visitor Information recording (570) 588-2452 Visitor Center in summer (908) 496-4458 HQ / Dispatch / Lost & Found (570) 588-2435 Emergency 543-HAWK (800) 543-4295 All TDD Inquiries (TDD) (800) 654-5984

Detailed web page for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Map

Recreational Opportunities

Auto Touring
Educational Programs
Horseback Riding
Museums/Visitor Center
Water Sports
Winter Sports
Wildlife Viewing

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