• 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: Preservation and Re-use

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


Preservation of Historic Structures
Isaac Van Campen Inn ( STG: Summer 1983 Vol. 6 No. 2) The house and its restoration.
Foster Armstrong House ( STG: Spring 1984 Vol. 7 No. 1) Brief history of the historic home.
Designed with Nature, the Zimmermann Estate (under Places: Architectural Styles)
Garris House a Preservation Investigation ( STG: Summer: 1995 Vol. 17, No. 2) Preliminaries of restoration of 1859 Garris (Garis) House at Millbrook Village NJ.
Restoration at Millbroook Village: Garis House (STG: Fall 1999 Vol. 21, No. 3) An appreciation of this 1800s house.
Additional material
Photo Gallery: Restoration at Garis House
Camp Staff Breathes New Life into Old Cabin CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Preserving and Interpreting Historic Houses: VIPS Show the Way CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Cliff Park Reopens (under People: Recreating)


Re-use of Historic structures
Barns: Survival of the Fittest (under Places: Architectural and Building Styles)
Preserving Walpack's Parsonage ( STG: Spring 1993 Vol. 15, No. 1) Renovation and re-use of a historic building in Walpack Center NJ as offices.
Walpack and its Church ( STG: Spring 1994 Vol. 16, No. 1) History of Walpack Center's 1872 church, used for meetings and theater events.
Separation of the church from the state of decay (Phoenix Antiques/Dutch Reformed Church) ( STG: Spring 1996 Vol. 18, No. 1) A successful historic leasing venture.
View...tiful ( STG: Summer 1997 Vol. 19, No. 2) Salamovka/Delaware View House on Old Mine Road near Flatbrookville NJ, now a country store.
Welcome to Grey Towers ( STG: Fall 2001 Vol. 23, No. 3) The home of Gifford Pinchot, a few miles north of the recreation area, reopens after restoration. The mansion is used for conservation conferences.
The Many Faces of Eaves: Dutch Reformed Church Dingmans Ferry PA CRM Magazine: Saved from the Dam (Vol. 25 No.3 2002) Photo feature (on page 32) of the building in various guises.


A Map of Millbrook's Past (STG: Spring 1997 Vol. 19, No. 1) Preservation of an 1852 map of Warren County for Millbrook Village.


More structures are described under Places: Historic Structures | Places; Architectural Styles
More artifacts are described under Collections: Artifacts and Preservation

Did You Know?


... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...