New Jersey Man Possible Drowning Victim At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

A 25-year-old New Jersey man's body has been recovered from a deep pool at the base of a waterfall at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which has seen unusually high stream levels in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Hurricane Irene Washes Out Road at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Various Damage At Other East Coast National Park Units

Reaching Cape Hatteras National Seashore by vehicle in the near future will be hard, if not impossible, due to breaching of Highway 12 by storm waters from Hurricane Irene.

River Corridor, Facilities Closing At Delaware Water Gap NRA In Advance of Hurricane Irene

With Hurricane Irene expected to bring high winds and heavy rains to the Eastern Seaboard, officials at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area have decided to shutter much of the NRA in advance of the storm.

Lawsuit Seeks Full Environmental Review Of "Fracking" Near Delaware Water Gap NRA, Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River

Concerns over how "fracking" for natural gas might impact Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River have led to a lawsuit seeking a full environmental review of the operations.

High Water Has Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Officials Cautioning River Runners

High water on the Delaware River has Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials urging river runners to be extremely careful and be sure to wear properly fitted personal flotation devices.

White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed In Bats At New River Gorge National River

Another unit of the National Park System has detected white-nose syndrome in its bat populations.

River Road In Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area To Be Closed For Migrating Amphibians

Call it the journey of the frogs, or the salamander migration, but in the coming weeks River Road in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be closed overnight to allow for these amphibians to reach the other side of the road.

Heavy Rains, Expected Flooding, Affecting Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Heavy rains combined with snowmelt Thursday forced Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials to close some areas within the NRA where flooding was expected.

Scuba Diver Dies at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

National Park Service investigators are trying to determine what caused the death of a 26-year-old New York man scuba diving with friends at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Comments Show Opposition And Support For New Power Line Corridor Across Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

As National Park Service officials settle down to draft an Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal for a larger transmission line corridor across Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, they'll take with them a large number of public comments expressing support for, and opposition to, the idea.

National Park Service Establishing Protocols For Dealing With White-Nose Syndrome in Bat Populations

It looks somewhat like a dusting of confectioner's sugar, but the white coating that is showing up on more and more noses and wings of bats is the signature of a dire fungal disease that threatens to decimate bat colonies across the country.

Halloween Program Offered This Saturday at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Want to get your kids into the spirit of Halloween? Consider heading to Millbrook Village at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for the NRA's annual "Octivities" program.

Free Bus Rides This Fall To Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

If you live in or around East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, it's going to be easier to get to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Saturdays this fall.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Loses Two Buildings to Suspicious Fires

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have been called in to help National Park Service rangers determine the cause of fires that burned down two unoccupied buildings at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Another Week Added to Transmission Line EIS Comment Period at Delaware Water Gap NRA

Another week has been added to collect public comment on a study into a proposal to substantially upgrade a transmission power corridor that crosses the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.

Park Service Says No Predetermined Outcome With Transmission Project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

In a move to counter whispers, National Park Service officials have issued a statement that they have not developed a predetermined position on a power transmission line a company wants to run through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.

National Public Lands Day is Right around the Corner

On September 25th, more than 175,000 people are expected to volunteer for National Public Lands Day at more than 2,000 of our nation’s beautiful public lands. Volunteers will perform work ranging from pulling invasive species, clearing trails, planting trees and removing trash.

Odds and Ends from Around the National Park System

A climbing death in Yosemite, a new recreation site at the Delaware Water Gap NRA, and a question on whether to force climbers to wear helmets are among the odds and ends that have recently crossed our computer screens.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area To Look For Drunk Drivers This Weekend

Hot, sunny days, cool river water, and cold beverages seem to go well together in the summer. But if your drinks contain alcohol, best not drive, least of all in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area where rangers will be looking for impaired drivers.

List of Top 10 Endangered Rivers Includes Two That Flow Through The National Park System

American Rivers came out there other day with its top 10 list of endangered rivers, and No. 1 was the Upper Delaware, which flows through the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. No. 3 also falls in the National Park System, the Gauley River around which the Gauley River National Recreation Area rises up from.

Mount Minsi Closed at Delaware Water Gap NRA For Nesting Raptors

You can add Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the list of units in the National Park System where a temporary closure is in place to give nesting raptors some privacy.

Groups Argue Against Transmission Line Proposal for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Transmission-line corridors sprouting 200-foot-tall towers should not be permitted within the National Park System, according to a coalition of groups opposing such a corridor through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.
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Update: "Maple Sugaring" Demonstration At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Rescheduled

A forecast calling for heavy rain has prompted Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials to reschedule their "Maple Sugaring Day" for a week. Instead of staging the demonstration this Saturday at Millbrook Village, the event is being pushed back until Saturday, March 20.

Blind Hiker Plans to Hike The Entire Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Hundreds of hikers set out along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, come springtime with sights set on reaching Mount Kathadin in Maine before summer expires. But how many are blind?

Fee Schedule Released for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

If you head to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area frequently to enjoy the outdoors, you'd be wise to purchase either a $45 annual pass to the NRA, or, if you visit other parks as well, invest in the $80 America the Beautiful pass.

Public Comment Period On Transmission Lines at Delaware Water Gap NRA, Appalachian Trail Extended

High public interest has prompted the superintendents of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River and National Recreation Water Trail to extend by a week the public comment period on a proposal to run a transmission line across the areas.

This "Living History" Project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Required Some Very Sharp Instruments

Pruning historic apple trees
The term "living history" is often applied to programs using costumed interpreters, but it can also have another, more literal application: historic orchards. A recent project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area used some sharp instruments to apply some tender loving pruning to historic apple trees in the park.

Power Line Debate at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Highlights National Issues

A classic battle between utility companies and environmental groups at Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area is the latest example of similar issues all across the country. This debate is over a proposed major "upgrade" of existing power lines that cross the park, and public meetings will be held this week. You can also comment from afar if you're interested.

Land Acquisition Expands Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area by 91+ Acres

A long-desired parcel of land finally has become part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area thanks to a willing seller anxious to see the land preserved in its natural state and the intervention of The Nature Conservancy.

Where Can You Find the Best Fall Foliage In the National Park System? Here Are Ten Contenders

Where do you go to digitally capture fall colors in the National Park System? The National Park Foundation released a list of the Top 10 parks for fall color the other day, and there are some old stalwarts, and some upstarts as well!