HISTORICAL SITE DETAILS

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area represents a region whose history dates back over 8,000 years ago. The recreation area goes from Milford to Portland, Pennsylvania. During the French and Indian War soldiers frequently used the roads and paths in this area, as well as the forts. The area contains a number of forts and historic sites, including Fort Johns, the Van Campen House, Fort Walpack in New Jersey and Fort Hunshow in Pennsylvania. The Military Trail/Road is inside the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and was a supply road used to transport supplies from Elizabeth, NJ to Fort Johns on the Delaware River. For more information on the French and Indian War in the Delaware Water Gap area, visit http://www.nps.gov/dewa/InDepth/Spanning/stgFOJO.html

HQ River Road, off Route 209
Bushkill, Pennsylvania 18324
(570) 588-2451 (tape)

Hours of Operation

Park grounds, trails, roadways, and the Delaware River are open 24 hours a day, year-round, unless closed due to heavy snowfall, ice, or other hazardous conditions. Day use areas and river accesses are open dawn to dusk daily.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Accomodations
Pocono Mountains
Visitor Experiences

Fort on Site
Handicap Accessibility
Hiking/Biking Trail
Museum
Open Year Round
Park/Recreation Area
Picnic Area
Visitors Center