• 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 »

  • 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.

Lightscape: The Night Sky

Full moon in a cloudy sky, over a ridge

Moonrise over Walpack Ridge seen from Headquarters in Bushkill PA.

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Image of the week's night sky and Weekly Night Sky Information from McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas.

La observación de los cielos
Universo Online y Avisos semanales para mirar las estrellas (en español) de Universo Online/U.S. Naval Observatory.

Sunrise/sunset & Moonrise/moonset
from the U.S. Naval Observatory
(The zip code for the park is 18324)

 

Did You Know?

A series of arm patches

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...