• 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.

  • Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed

    Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.

Group Campsites (Park operated)

A broad bend in a river with forested shorelines, seen from river level
The River in Walpack Bend, at Rivers Bend Group Campsites, NJ.

Groups of five or more campers may reserve group campsites in either of the park's two group campsites: Valley View Group Campsites in Pennsylvania on US 209 and Rivers Bend Group Campsites in New Jersey on Old Mine Road north of Millbrook Village. Both sites are on the river, allowing for overnight canoe camping of an entire group together. Pets and alcohol are not permitted.

The cost for a group campsite permit is a flat rate of $30.00, per site, per night.

For reservations, call (570) 426-2452.

Please include the following information in your communication:

  • the name of your group (if an organized group)
  • the name and phone number of the person in charge
  • the number of campers
  • you choice of Rivers Bend Group Campsites NJ or Valley View Group Campsites PA
  • your desired dates for camping.

You will receive an application form and an envelope with a reservation number marked on it. Return the completed application, along with a money order or cashier's check payable to National Park Service, to:

Group Campsite Reservations
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Did You Know?

A series of arm patches

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...