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Fishing

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA), a 70,000 acre park which protects 40 miles of the middle Delaware River, offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities for an array of different anglers.  The feature body of water is the Delaware River, whose crystal-clear waters abound with Smallies, Musky, Walleye, Stripers, Pickerel and Catfish.  Large Browns and Rainbows can be taken in the Delaware River on flies in the early spring.  The annual spring Shad run is a celebrated event in small towns all along the Delaware River.  Dozens of small, remote lakes dot the countryside of the DWGNRA, and are accessible for fishing Largemouth, Smallmouth and Pickerel.  For the trout angler, there are hatchery-stocked streams and lakes, and numerous wild trout streams.  Directions to most fishing destinations are available in our office.

 Dingmans Campground is located right in the center of the DWGNRA, offering the angler quick and easy access to the Delaware River and the local streams, lakes and ponds.  Dingmans Campground features 17 spacious campsites on the Pennsylvania bank of the Delaware River, and over 100 forest and meadow campsites.  Bring your tent, sleeping bags, rods, tackle box, boat and waders!  Fisherman can launch their boats at the nearby Dingmans Access (fees apply).  Or, you can use our convenient Canoe and Kayak livery service to transport you upstream, allowing you to fish while drifting the 9 miles downstream on the Delaware River to our river access.  For more information on our river trips, see the following:
View information on Delaware River Paddling Trips

Local Stocked Trout Waters and Distance from DCG:
• Bushkill Creek - 10 Miles
• Flatbrook Creek (NJ) - 3 Miles
• Lake Loch Lomond - 2 Miles
• Shohola Creek - 15 Miles

Local Wild Trout Streams and Distance from DCG:
• Adams Creek - 2 Miles
•Hornbecks Creek - 2 Miles
• Raymondskill Creek - 6 Miles
• Sawkill Creek - 9 Miles
• Toms Creek - 7 Miles
• Van Campens Glen (NJ) - 18 Miles

 Delaware River and Local Waters Fish Species:

• Bluegill
• Brook Trout
• Brown Trout
• Carp
• Catfish
• Crappie
• Eels
• Fall Fish
• Largemouth Bass
• Muskellunge
• Pickerel
• Rainbow Trout
• Rock Bass
• Shad
• Smallmouth Bass
• Striped Bass
• Suckers
• Sunfish
• Walleye
• Yellow Perch

 View Map of the North Half of the DWGNRA

 View Map of the South Half of the DWGNRA

 Important Notes for Anglers in the DWGNRA:

 Please note that the DWGNRA includes lands in NJ and PA, and the individual State�s fishing and boating laws apply within that state�s boundaries.  The Delaware River is considered interstate waters, and fishermen must hold a current fishing license from either state to fish in the river.  Similarly, any powered watercraft on the Delaware River must have a current registration from either state to operate on the river.  There is privately owned land within the DWGNRA, so respect posted private property signs.  The following links are provided to help the angler determine compliance with applicable fishing and/or boating regulations:

 ï¿½         NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife:       http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/

 ï¿½ NJ Motor Vehicle Commission: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/VehicleBoats.htm

 ï¿½ PA Fish & Boat Commission: http://www.fish.state.pa.us/mpag1.htm

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