• 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.

Other Resources


A variety of in-depth information about the park is available on the
History & Culture and Nature & Science pages.

Many of these features were first published in the park's interpretive newletter, Spanning the Gap. Use the Quick Index for Spanning the Gap or index or the search engine at the top left to find material.


This park's junior ranger program can be used by school groups. For a Junior Park Ranger Activity Booklet, contact the park. Students can also become Webrangers with the National Park Service's on line junior ranger program.

Park Bookstore

The park's bookstores are operated by Eastern National. Eastern National has also published several works specifically on this park.

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...