• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

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Park Headquarters, Bushkill PA

The staff at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area look forward to helping you plan your upcoming visit, so you can safely enjoy the park's unique resources.

The Plan Your Visit section of this website will help you plan that trip plan that trip in advance and will answer many of the questions you may have about activities, directions, and safety.. If you'd like to talk with someone in person, though, check the hours and seasons that staffed facilities are open.

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Cultural and Historic Sites

In emergencies, call Park Dispatch 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 800 543-4295

Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...