Bureau of Land Management National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service

Delaware River (Upper), New York, Pennsylvania

Managing Agency:

National Park Service, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River


Designated Reach:

November 10, 1978. The segment from the confluence of the East and West Branches below Hancock, New York, to the existing railroad bridge immediately downstream of Cherry Island in the vicinity of Sparrow Bush, New York.


Classification/Mileage:

Scenic — 23.1 miles; Recreational — 50.3 miles; Total — 73.4 miles.

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Delaware River (Upper)

This 73-mile stretch of river flows between Hancock and Sparrow Bush, New York, along the Pennsylvania border. The Roebling Bridge, believed to be the oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge, spans the river. The Zane Grey House and museum are located here.