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Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Description: As a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River stretches 73.4 miles (118.3 km) along the New York-Pennsylvania border. The longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, it includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies. Public fishing and boating accesses are provided, although most land along the river is privately owned. Wintering bald eagles are among the wildlife that may be seen here. This unit of the National Park Service is also home to John Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct and the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, PA.
Almost all land along the Upper Delaware River is privately owned, so visitors must respect private property. Of the total acreage authorized by Congress, only 30.37 acres are federally owned; the remainder of the river corridor is nonfederal, with most land under private ownership.

Directions: Plane - Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY: 845-564-2100
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca, PA: 570-457-3445

Car - Many routes will bring you into the river corridor. Port Jervis, NY and Hancock, NY are gateway communities.

Public Transportation - Limited.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
RR 2 Box 2428
Beach Lake, PA 18405-9737
Phone: Headquarters 570-729-7134 Visitor Information 570-685-4871 River Hotline Recorded Message 845-252-7100

Detailed web page for Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River Map

Recreational Opportunities

Auto Touring
Educational Programs
Museums/Visitor Center
Water Sports

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