May 2019 NewsFlash

National Park Service Will Start Charging Fees on April 13

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area announced today that expanded amenity fees will go into effect for 2019 on Saturday, April 13 and will be collected until November 1. Fees are charged at Smithfield Beach, Bushkill Boat Launch, Dingmans Boat Launch, Milford Beach, Watergate Recreation Area, and Turtle Beach. Revenue generated from fees collected in the park stays in the park and is used to fund projects and services that have a direct visitor benefit including facility and trail maintenance, restrooms, boat and canoe launches, and picnic areas.

Daily fees are $10 per vehicle (up to 7 occupants) and $2 for pedestrians or additional passengers. Where fee attendants are not on duty, visitors should deposit the daily fee in a self-registration envelope provided at the entrance to the fee areas and place it in the designated secured drop box.

Annual passes are a convenient way to access the fee areas for the entire season. The passes are $45 per vehicle. Discounts apply for multiple purchases from the same household Please visit for further information and requirements.

For questions please contact the Chief Ranger, Eric Lisnik, at (570) 426-2414 or by email at

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