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.
Features: Old Mine Road NJ
Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletter, Spanning the Gap (STG)
• NEWS: Park Newspaper-Features from Back Issues, by year (STG features) or under:
OLD MINE ROAD
Karamac Hotel An example of the Water Gap resort industry on the New Jersey side.
The Dutch Mines: Fact or Myth The mines located at Coppermine Hiking Area.
Salamovka (Delaware View House) Overlooking Walpack Bend north of Millbrook.
The Village of Walpack Center Along NPS 615
Isaac Van Campen Inn The house and its restoration. By Historic Architect Tom Solon.
On the Frontier of New Jersey: An Introduction to Military Trail
Foster Armstrong House Brief history of the historic home.
FULL LENGTH PUBLICATION
Exploring Delaware Water Gap History: A Field Guide to the Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was published in 2000 by Eastern National, the park's cooperating association. This auto tour guide to the scenic countryside of the park was written by park historian Susan Kopczynski. The excerpts Parts 1 through IV below, covering the New Jersey side from Interstate 80 to the Dingmans Ferry Bridge, were published in the park newsletter, Spanning the Gap: Part V was added in 2012.
• Part I: Worthington State Forest to Watergate NJ
Related pages in this website & links to other websites
Railway Avenue and the Delaware Valley Railroad (DVRR) (STG Winter 2000 Vol. 22, No. 4) Railway Avenue, once a street in the village of Bushkill, is now a flat trail through the woods and along an old railroad bed.
River Road Rehab: An Update (under Places: Cultural Landscapes)
Did You Know?
... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...