Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area spans an overall area of approximately 66,740 acres of land that is located on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border and about 90 miles from Philadelphia and 64 miles from Newark. This land is protected and managed by the National Park Service since its authorization on September 1, 1965.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area protects a relatively unspoiled area that lies on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Middle Delaware River. This 40-mile part of the protected Delaware River flows through the famous gap in the Appalachian Mountains. Additionally, this section of the river is the core of the historical Minisink region.
Besides this historical and scenic attraction of the recreation area, the park is also an excellent place for visitors to enjoy activities like bicycling, mountain climbing, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hunting, auto touring, snowmobiling, tubing, fishing, wildlife viewing, guided tours, cross-country skiing.
Some of the amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include a picnic area, restrooms, campgrounds, visitor centers, self-guided tour, boat ramp, boat rental, and exhibit. Although tail-waggers are allowed into Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, some restrictions will prevent dog owners from fully appreciating all that the park has to offer.
For example, all park buildings including the visitor center are out-of-bounds to all dogs and pets. Another restriction for dog owners to keep in mind is that they will always be required to keep their pooch on a leash. When their doggie is not leashed, then the dog should be in a secured enclosure.
Furthermore, dog owners are expected to keep their dog well-behaved and also to keep the park sanitary by cleaning up after their dog and disposing of the poop correctly. Take some time to bring your family to visit the educational Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area today.