• 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.

Pages on Natural Features / Ecosystems


Most of these features were first published in the park's newsletter, Spanning the Gap, (STG). For related pages in this website, look up the feature by year under:
NEWS: Park Newspaper-Archive of Back Issues of STG, by year


Natural Features and Ecosystems
Biological Diversity(STG: Summer 1989 Vol. 11 No. 2) Its importance worldwide.
Features on Non-Native Species

Major Floods (under Stories)

Geological Formations
How the Gap Formed (general explanation)

Scenic River Protection Continues (STG: Spring 1993 Vol. 15, No. 1) and Scenic River Protection: An Update (STG: Summer 1993 Vol. 15, No. 2) The new water quality standards for the Delaware River, among the nation's highest.
A Drop to Drink (STG: Summer 2001 Vol. 23, No. 2) Delaware River water quality.

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... 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...