rafters in raft drifting down river
rock ledge on the banks of the Delaware River

©David B. Soete

Fisherman holding a Rainbow Trout

©Cindy Odell

River Sojourn with dozens of rafters and kaykers

©Cindy Odell

Winter in Narrowsburg overlooking the Delaware River

©David B. Soete

Upper Delaware Council

The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) was established in 1988 as a formal partnership of local, state, and federal governments and agencies which have joined together to manage the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a true national treasure.

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UDC Photo by Laurie Ramie

UDC Welcomes Public on August 1st Raft Trip

Photo: The last time the UDC Raft Trip paddled the six-mile stretch of the Delaware River from Staircase Access to Matamoras was in 2017, when the happy foursome of Linda Crews and David Williams from Marshalls Creek, PA, and Eunice…

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Majestic grove of Hemlock trees on the Damascus Forest Trail.

Take A Hike! on the Damascus Forest Trail

Damascus Township, PA – Do you enjoy hiking?  Hiking is a wonderful recreational activity for individuals, small groups, and families.  Have you heard of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River’s Take a Hike! program?  As a way to get people to enjoy…


Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Corridor

Upper Delaware Council
211 Bridge Street • P.O. Box 192
Narrowsburg, NY 12764-0192


The Nichols family on the UDC River Trip
5k starting line
Shannon's vulture

©Shannon Cilento

front of UDC office with summer flowers
river trip in the rain. Everyone wears rain ponchos
George Fluer reviewing the interpretive panels

Grant Program

Enables local governments to develop projects that support the River Management Plan.

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2021 Board

2020 UDC Board

UDC Meeting

The Council and its three committees gather monthly. View the meeting schedule.

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blue UDC T-shirt with a map of the UDSRR on it for sale

UDC T-shirts for $15 Donation

Available now for all river and daily activities, royal blue t-shirts with featuring a white UDC Land-Water-People partnership logo on the front and a map of the New York-Pennsylvania river valley on the backside.

These 50/50 Jerzee heavyweight cotton blend t-shirts are available in all adult sizes for a $15 donation to support the non-profit UDC's mission to conserve the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

Order Now: Call 845-252-3022, email ashley@upperdelawarecouncil.org, or stop by the office. Payment must be by either check or exact cash; credit cards are not accepted. If requesting shipping, please add $2.50 per shirt to cover postage. Read more details >>