It's summer, go on outside

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:08

    Milford - Milford Beach and Smithfield Beach on the Delaware River have reopened following June’s flooding. Better yet, until further notice, no fees are being collected at the two lifeguarded swimming beaches or the boat ramps at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The National Park Service reports that restrooms at both locations were damaged by flood waters and are still being rehabilitated. Those at Smithfield Beach will likely remain closed for the rest of the summer. Portable toilets will therefore be in place at both locations until repairs are made. Drinking water will not be available at either location, so visitors should plan on bringing water with them. The park will provide temporary hand-washing stations for cleanup purposes. Most of the boat ramps and all but a few of the 60 plus campsites along the river have been reopened.