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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
A two-plug, electric vehicle charging station is available for public use in the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area.
Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.
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.