• 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.

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 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...