Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Draft Visitor Use Management Plan
We are pleased to announce the release of the draft Visitor Use Management Plan (VUM Plan) for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River. The draft VUM Plan is available for public review and comment for 60 days (until December 6, 2019). Public input and participation are an integral part of the planning process and we welcome your comments.
The purpose of the VUM Plan is to maximize the ability of the National Park Service to encourage access and improve visitor experiences while protecting natural and cultural resources for future generations. This plan examines current and potential visitor opportunities and develops long-term strategies to provide access, to connect visitors to important experiences, and to manage visitor use. The park currently manages visitor use in accordance with our General Management Plan, which is over 30 years old and does not reflect current visitor use patterns and needs. This VUM Plan provides updated guidance to address current and future visitor use opportunities, management strategies, and resource protection concerns.
We encourage you to participate in the public process and provide your input. The VUM Plan and supporting materials can be found on the NPS Public Engagement and Public Comment Website (PEPC): www.parkplanning.nps.gov/dewa.
Oct 7, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019