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 »
With 297 recognized species, North America supports the world's greatest diversity of freshwater mussels (bivalves in the superfamily Unionacea). However, freshwater mussels are among the most imperiled animals in North America. Approximately 70% of these freshwater mussel species are considered endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Habitat destruction from dams, stream channel modification, erosion and siltation, and the introduction of alien species threaten continued decline and loss of freshwater mussels.
Did You Know?
... 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...