Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens May 25. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads are open. STILL CLOSED PA: Mt. Minsi spur trails closed due to falcon nesting; Hornbecks & Adams Trails closed; McDade Trail closed trail miles 24.5 to 27.5 More »
Junior Park Ranger
After becoming a junior naturalist, kids can move up to being a Junior Park Ranger by working through a Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. The full-page booklet is 20 pages long and has activities about plants, animals, fossils, geology, water resources, sounds, and stargazing, as well as ranger duties, cartography, and a map exercise for Millbrook Village.
Kids who finish the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet get an iron-on cloth patch (above left), a pencil, and an Junior Park Ranger badge.
To become a Junior Park Ranger
Did You Know?
... 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...