• 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 »

Stories: The Arts


Water Gap by James Fuller Queen

Detail of the Water Gap in 1856 by James F. Queen

Painting the Gap

Copper bowl by Marie Zimmermann

Copper bowl with green patina, model 89

Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972).

The pre-eminent figure in Fine Arts in this area, Zimmermann moved away from the New York art scene in 1944 to her family's vacation home near Milford, Pennsylvania. She was in her 60's, a nationally acclaimed metal crafts artist with a half-dozen employees, coverage in national arts magazines, and exhibitions from coast to coast. For the next 20 years, she would alternate her residence from her house and farm in Milford in the warm months to Florida in winter. Her home, the Marie Zimmermann house, is under restoration by the park and the Friends of Marie Zimmermann.

The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

The Water Gap in 2005 by Karl Merchant

Profession and Recreation

Stroudsburg artist Penny Ross has offered her reflections on al fresco painting in the park, and professinal photographer Clyde Butcher documents his visit to the park.


A World of Music

Did You Know?


... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...