River Adventures

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ONE DAY TRIPS

TWO DAY TRIPS (Canoe or Kayak Only)

THREE DAY TRIPS (Canoe or Kayak Only)

* Paddle time does not include time

taken to fish, swim, picnic, etc

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The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, was authorized by Congress in 1965 to preserve 70,000 acres of land for public use. The recreation area includes land in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, along with a 40-mile stretch of the Delaware River. In 1978 the Delaware River, within the recreation area, was designated as a scenic and recreational river under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, providing for the protection of the scenic, historic and natural features of the river.

 

Within the park boundaries, the river is a series of shallow rifles and quiet pools. There are no difficult rapids. Its shallow depth makes this section of the Delaware particularly good for canoeing. Access points every 8 to 10 miles allow for easy day trips. Primitive campsites are available for those wishing to take longer trips. Canoeists enjoy the Delaware today in much the same way that the Lenape Indians did for thousands of years. Please respect the natural beauty of this area as much as the Lenape did. Leave the river the way you would like to find it when you return. For boaters, the Delaware River is an easy river, but do not be misled by its calm appearance. Some people who did not follow the proper safety precautions have drowned.

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