Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

(redirected from George W. Childs State Park)

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.