Park users, campers, hunters and all visitors to the D&R Canal State Park are asked to call 1-877-WARNDEP; 1-877-927-6337 if they require the assistance of our State Park Police. Please do not hesitate to call AT ANY TIME if assistance is needed. In the event of a life-threatening emergency we ask that you please call 911. And as always, we ask that the public contact our office to report any fallen trees or other obstructions encountered along the length of the path. Enjoy the park and be safe!
BE AWARE: As per NJ State Park Service Rules and Regulations swimming may take place ONLY IN A DESIGNATED SWIM AREA. In recent years, illegal swimming activity has increased in the Prallsville Mills area of Stockton in both the canal and historic lock. This area is fenced and posted. This is considered a RECKLESS ACTIVITY and in violation of the New Jersey Administrative Code (see below).
Swimming in the Delaware and Raritan Canal is a PROHIBITED ACTIVITY (N.J.A.C. 7:11-1.25). As per NJ State Park Service Rules and Regulations swimming may take place only in a designated swim area (N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.20). There are no designated swim areas in the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Bulls Island Recreation Area. Increased park police patrols have been instituted and violators may receive a summons.