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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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A trackway of a horseshoe crab was found in the Bloomsburg Red Beds at Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area of northwestern New Jersey (41[degrees]08'05" latitude, 74[degrees]53'11" longitude, Fig.
With these minimization measures in place, the proposed project uses about 15 hectares (37 acres) of land from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This usage impact consists primarily of "strip takes" (a linear, land-only right-of-way acquisition) along the project length and is a minor portion of the 28,350-hectare (70,000-acre) Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Gale Norton ordered a review of jetski bans at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and at three National Seashores: Cumberland Island, Indiana Dunes and Cape Lookout.
For four years Richard Evans, National Park Service ecologist at the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, has been matching up hemlock and hardwood-forested watersheds by terrain, soil type, and the size of the streams therein.
A series of historic homes in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is now being used as artist housing, studios, and retail space at the Peters Valley Craft Center, which occupies the buildings for free in exchange for performing regular maintenance.
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.
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.

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