Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Transit in the Park 2014!
Service Has Started!
The Transit in the Park service started Memorial Day weekend and was an instant success. Several buses were full, many kayaks, canoes and bicycles were transported throughout the park. MCTA is providing service from Delaware Water Gap borough to Milford this summer. DWGNRA has authorized the opening of Milford Beach and Kittattany Point, however we are unable to travel to NJ at this time. See you soon on the river!
The Pocono Pony River Runner makes it easy to get around destinations in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Our transportation service provides portage for people, boats, bikes and more. Free service began Memorial Day weekend (starting Saturday, May 24, 2014) and will go through Labor Day including Indpendence Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day (ending Monday, September 1, 2014).
The service will start in Delaware Water Gap Borough and go north to Milford Beach and Milford Borough.
The River Runner bus route provides access to Smithfield Beach, boat launches and hiking trails along the McDade Trail.
Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for our program. Riders entering "expanded fee" areas will not be charged the entry cost when using the River Runner bus. Please note - Parking and use of the lauch at Shawnee Inn is for guests of Shawnee Inn only.
Coming from Monroe County? Take the Delaware Water Gap Connector from MCTA in Swiftwater, Tannersville (Weis Market parking lot), Stroudsburg High School parking lot (from the Dreher Avenue side) and take the bus directly to your drop off point.
Starting in Milford? The River Runner will depart Milford from Action Bikes and Outdoors, 611 Broad Street in Milford. Parking is available at the Municipal Lot across the street.
Bring or Rent
Need a canoe or kayak? Kittatinny Canoes offers canoe and kayak rentals. Look for their booth across the street from the Dingman's Access. Need a bike? Edge of the Woods Outfitters will offer bike rentals at Smithfield Beach. In Milford, rent a bike from Action Bikes and Outdoors, then take our shuttle and ride the McDade Trail. For a list of outfitters in DWGNRA area, check the 800Poconos Website.
Fish For Free!
On May 26, Memorial Day, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a Fish for Free day to allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways. No license is required. All other fishing regulations will still apply. This is the first of two dates set by the PFBC to enhance fishing opportunities. The next day is Independence Day, Friday, July 4. This is a great way to expose the next generation of anglers to the outdoors. Click here for more information.
About the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area spans two states (New Jersey and Pennsylvania), five counties and encompasses the length of the Delaware River from Milford, PA to just below Delaware Water Gap, PA.