Delaware River - Shawnee, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 00.359 W 075° 06.471
18T E 490930 N 4539426
Quick Description: There are several portions of the Delaware River that are designated as Wild and/or Scenic. This portion is just north of the Delaware Water Gap where the river constitutes the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2011 4:01:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMCP5W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers website (visit link) has this to say about this segment of the delaware River:

"Designated Reach: November 10, 1978. The segment from the point where the river crosses the northern boundary of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the point where the river crosses the southern boundary.

Classification/Mileage: Scenic — 35.0 miles; Total — 35.0 miles.

This segment of the Delaware flows through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and cuts an "S" curve through Kittatinny Ridge. This beautiful landscape provides great recreational opportunities in addition to sightseeing and geological study value."

Note that the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area begins at the point where the river forms the border of Pennsylvania and New York south along the border with New Jersey to the Delaware Water Gap.

The river here is relatively shallow...but has a strong current...and is used for many recreational purposes... including rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, etc. The Appalachian Trail also runs along parts of the River as well.

Read more about the Recreation Area at (visit link)

Read more about the entire River at (visit link)
WILD: no

Number of WILD miles: 0

SCENIC: yes

Number of SCENIC miles: 35

RECREATIONAL: no

Number of RECREATIONAL miles: 0

River Link: [Web Link]

Support documentation: Not listed

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