• 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 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.

Visitor Centers and other places for information


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?


... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...