Kayakers paddle the river between the park’s low mountains, while hikers trek alongside and peer down into the 1,000-foot-deep Water Gap. Today, the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap is a veritable mecca for hunters, anglers, campers and whitewater rafters—and a key focus point for our Delaware River Watershed Fund.
Protecting the Poconos
Look out from atop the Delaware Water Gap, and forested mountains fill your view. Spanning some 2,500 square miles, the region (called the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and the Kittatinny Ridge in New Jersey) contains ten principal creeks and rivers fed by almost 30 smaller tributaries. Thanks to its intact forests, the region is a major source of clean water to the Delaware River.