• 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 are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.

Features: Recreating in the Park

Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletters, Spanning the Gap (STG, 1985 to 2007) or Guide to the Gap (GTG, 2011 - ), or appeared in the National Park Service's CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine (CRM). For related page in this website for each feature, look up the feature under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>Archive of Back Issues, by year (STG or GTG), or under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>CRM Magazine, by topic


Historical Recreation in the Park
From Resort Era to Recreation Area (STG Summer 1984 Vol. 7 No. 2) History of Kittatinny Hotel and Resort Point Overlook PA.
Life at the Kittatinny (STG Winter 2001 Vol. 23, No. 4) The hotel that once stood at Resort Point at the Water Gap.
History along Karamac Trail: New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad and the Karamac Hotel (Additional material to STG Summer 2003 Vol. 25, No. 2) A brief history of the rail bed and the hotel grounds that form most of the trail.
Childs Park - Renewing a Woodland Paradise (GTG Summer 2011 Vol.1 No.1) Rehabilitation of this long-standing facility.


People Recreating in the Park Today
Climbing the Gap (STG: Spring 1983 Vol. 6 No. 1) Locations and cautions.
The "AT" Experience (STG: Spring/Summer 2004 Vol. 26, No. 1) A brief background of the Appalachian Trail and its path through the recreation area.
Using Cell Phones Means Needing Cell Towers (STG Winter 2004/2005 Vol. 26, No. 2) A report on cell-tower applications to the recreation area.
Cliff Park Reopens (STG Winter 2004/2005 Vol. 26, No. 2) The historic property that is now part of the recreation area.
Dingmans Campground: Welcome (back) ! (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1) The concession campground within the recreation area reopens after a three-year hiatus.
Childs Park - Renewing a Woodland Paradise (GTG Summer 2011 Vol.1 No.1) Rehabilitation of this long-standing facility.

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...