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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Location Pennsylvania & New York, USA
Nearest city Port Jervis, NY
Area 55,575 acres (22,490 ha)-only about 30 acres (12 ha) are federally owned
Established 1978 added to Wild and Scenic Rivers System
Visitors 251,083 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service

The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is located near Narrowsburg, New York, and Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River. It includes parts of five counties along this section of the river: Delaware, Orange, and Sullivan in New York, and Pike and Wayne in Pennsylvania.

The site includes and protects Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct and the Zane Grey Museum. The Zane Grey Museum sustained significant damage due to the Eastern United States flooding of June 2006. [1]

The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River stretches along approximately 73 miles (117 km) of the Delaware river from Hancock, NY to Sparrowbush, NY. Most of the land in this unit of the National Park Service is privately owned, the federal government owns only approximately 30 acres (12 ha). Within the park are the remains of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This canal operated from 1828 to 1898 carrying anthracite coal and other regional products to the Hudson River where the products were shipped to various markets including New York City. The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company is considered the first private million dollar company in the United States. Some of the remains of the canal are a National Historic Landmark.

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