• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.

Park Statistics (2005)

Park Size: 69, 269 acres

Annual Visitation: About 5 million recreation visits

Annual Budget: About $8.2 million

Staff: About 90 permanent employees, and about 75 seasonal employees

National Designations

Recreational Resources
Visitor Centers
Hiking Trails: 95 miles, plus 66 separate named trails
Campgrounds: Dingmans Campground PA, Worthington State Forest NJ
Picnic Sites: 216
Launches: Boat 6; Canoe 6
Lifeguarded Beaches: 3 (The third beach opened in 2010)
Group Campsites: 2

Natural Resources
National Designations
Delaware River: About 40 miles of river
Lakes and Ponds: About 150, including both natural and artificial lakes
Major Waterfalls: Raymondskill, Dingmans, and Hombecks Creeks PA; Buttermilk Falls NJ
Wetlands: About 600 areas
Threatened Species: 49 plant, 9 fish, 13 mammal, 7 reptile, 10 amphibian

Cultural Resources
National Designations
Archeological Sites:
487 sites covering more than 500 acres
Archeological Areas:
Minisink Archeological Site National Historic Landmark PA & NJ, containing 19 archeological properties and standing historic structures
Historic Districts: Millville Historic District NJ, Peters Valley Historic District NJ,
Walpack (Center) Historic District NJ, Old Mine Road Historic District NJ


Archeological: 469,773 archeological items
NAGPRA: 12,000 items subject to repatriation
Historical: 40,318 objects
Paleontological: 1,280 specimens
Biological: 24,960 specimens
Park Archives: 601,053 items
Museum Collection: More than 8,000 items of historic significance

About 260 miles
Bridges: 26
Buildings: Over 600
Dams: 60
Composting Restrooms: 12 units

(Current as of August 15, 2005)

Did You Know?

Sketch of a shiny, silvery, oval shaped fish with smallish fins

... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...