Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area


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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Address:1 River Rd
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:570-588-2435
Fax:570-588-2780
Web: www.nps.gov/dewa/
Size: 66,740 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 1, 1965.
Location:On the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 64 miles from Newark.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, mountain climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, hunting, auto touring, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, guided tour.
Special Features:This scenic area preserves relatively unspoiled land on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Middle Delaware River. The 40-mile river segment flows through the famous gap in the Appalachian Mountains. The park sponsors a craft village and several environmental education centers.

See other parks in Pennsylvania.
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Found in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, this is the first trace fossil evidence of horseshoe crabs in this deposit.
They are the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (a publicly owned recreation area under the administrative/management jurisdiction of NPS) and the Turn Store and Tinsmith's Shop and the Peters House, two properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Park Service manages and protects 110 miles of the Delaware River, including the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the two parks that would be the most seriously affected by fracking.
Finally, in September 1965, Congress authorized the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, marking the final step in what many consider an early victory for the environmental movement.
16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities and Public Service Electric & Gas Company will start construction of the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Sept.
VOLUNTEERS who put in a collective 113,680 hours of their time last year at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and PPL Electric Utilities will start construction of the Susquehanna-Roseland power line project in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Sept.
Monies from the fund would be used to preserve, restore and enhance the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.
At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the federal government must work with three states--Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey--to manage the Delaware River.
These acquisitions would protect scenic vistas for hikers on the Appalachian Trail and significantly expand National Park Service land holdings in and around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - one of the most visited park service units in the nation.
They have killed three-quarters of the hemlocks in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and are poised to similarly damage trees at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania.
The NPS review is needed because the route chosen by the utilities crosses a total of 4 miles of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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