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Bushkill in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wild & Scenic River

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

 

—Smithfield Beach —

 
Wild & Scenic River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. Wild & Scenic River Marker
Inscription. The Delaware River is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi. Three segments-Upper, Middle, and Lower---flow unimpeded 330 miles from Hancock, New York, to the Delaware Bay.

Congress designated the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River in 1978. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act preserves rivers throughout the United States for their wild, scenic, and recreational attributes. Designated rivers must be free-flowing and have excellent water quality. These qualities of the Middle Delaware protect clean drinking water, maintain high ecological integrity, and ensure superior recreational experiences.

(Inscription in the upper left corner)
The defeat of the Tocks Island Dam in 1975 was an early victory for the environmental movement.

(Inscription in the upper right)
American shad can freely migrate up the Delaware River from the bay in spring.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 1.739′ N, 75° 3.151′ W. Marker is in Bushkill, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is on River Road (CR 2028). Click for map. The marker is in front of the park bathhouse entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Bushkill PA 18324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Wild & Scenic River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
2. Wild & Scenic River Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This National Park Is Our Home (here, next to this marker); Delaware Water Gap (here, next to this marker); Smithfield Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Mine Road (approx. 1.4 miles away in New Jersey); Dutch Settlers (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nicholas Depuy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Hyndshaw (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bushkill.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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