A Paddler's Guide to the Delaware River
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Important Contacts

     Many public agencies and private organizations relate to recreation on the beautiful Delaware River.  Some key contacts are listed below, and many more are reported in the book.





Federal Agencies

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Recreation on the river administered by the National Park Service, from Hancock to Port Jervis.

Call  845-252-7100 for a recorded report of river conditions.


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Lands, camping, activities and river use administered by the National Park Service, from Port Jervis to Delaware Water Gap.


Delaware River Basin Commission

Administration of river resources in four-state area; river recreation maps




State Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, State Park Serice

State Parks and Forests along the river; camping, access, activities, etc.


New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing regulations, licenses and information; administration of some access areas


New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Water quality, public lands, access, fishing regulations and licenses.


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (boat registration)

All boats, including canoes and kayaks, launching or landing at PFBC access areas must be registered or bear a launch permit.  Instant online purchase.


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (fish and wildlife)

Fishing regulations, licenses, information.






River, Outdoors and Community

Delaware River Greenway Partnership

Public/private consortium for Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River; Delaware River Water Trail; Delaware River Sojourn.


Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Advocate for protection of the Delaware River, its watershed, and estuary.


Delaware River Sojourn

Annual canoe/kayak trip highlighting environmental and cultural aspects of the river.


Delaware River Water Trail

Water trail map and information.


National Canal Museum

Telling the story of America's towpath canals




National Canoe Safety Patrol (Upper/Middle Delaware)

National Canoe Safety Patrol (Lower Delaware)

Volunteers providing river safety, training, and rescue services.


Rutgers University Press

Publisher of A Paddler's Guide to the Delaware River and many other books about the mid-Atlantic region.


Tidal Delaware River Water Trail

Informal paddlers' guide to the Delaware Estuary


Upper Delaware Council

Consortium of municipalities and agencies for lands management in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor.