COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 12/4/2020: Effective Sunday December 6, 2020
All in-person programs are canceled until further notice.
This cancelation will impact First Day Hikes. More information will be provided on First Day Hikes.
Virtual programs will be offered. Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.
Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:
- Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed
Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors
The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.
If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.
The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.
This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order. The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.
If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.
Caution: Please be advised that hunting season is open and permitted in designated areas within state parks. For your protection, all visitors should take proper precautions such as wearing a fluorescent orange vest and hat while recreating in areas of the park that are open to hunting during your visit. If you have questions please contact the park office.
Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.
Delaware Canal State Park
A walk along the 58.89-mile-long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history.
Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains:
A historic canal and towpath
Many miles of river shoreline
11 river islands including the Morgan Hill group (3), Loors, Whippoorwill, Old Sow, Raubs, Lynn/Frog/Rock group, and Hendricks
From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.
Seasons and Hours
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at sunset.
The park office is open specific hours. Usually the office hours are Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Contact the park office for more information about facility seasons and hours.
There are numerous access points along the 60-mile length of Delaware Canal State Park. The park follows the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol, paralleled by Pennsylvania Routes 611 and 32.
GPS DD of Park Office: Lat. 40.54957 Long. -75.08476
Although Delaware Canal State Park has no overnight facilities, camping and cabins are available in nearby state, county, and private campgrounds.
For information about rental cabins, contact Nockamixon State Park at 215-529-7300. For information about camping, contact Bucks County Parks at 215-757-0571.
Learn, Experience, Connect
Delaware Canal State Park offers a wide variety of environmental, recreational, and historical programs. Participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources through:
Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are also available.
Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office. Programs are offered year round. For more information, contact the park office.
The Locktender’s House in the popular destination of New Hope gives insight into the history of the canal, and serves as the headquarters for the Friends of Delaware Canal.
Access for People with Disabilities
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.
In an Emergency
Call 911 and contact a park employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and the park office.