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 »
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 quantity of Junior Naturalist Activity Sheets or Junior Park Ranger Activity Booklets, contact the park. The Appalachian Trail Adventure Guide for Teens can be downloaded from this website
Students can also become Webrangers with the National Park Service's on line junior ranger program.
The park's bookstores are operated by Eastern National. Eastern National has also published several works specifically on this park.
Did You Know?
... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...