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 will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.
PHOTO: Bill Agne
Plants from far away find a new home. Many times they’re purchased at a local nursery and planted because they’re pretty; but they don’t just move in and settle among their neighbors, they take over the neighborhood and kick everyone else out! Invasive exotic plants can outcompete native species and form vast monocultures, changing entire ecosystems in the process. Some can change soil pH, produce toxins, outcompete native plants, and destroy critical habitat for many birds and animals. They threaten cultural landscape vistas, the health and safety of park visitors, vegetative riparian buffers along rivers like the Delaware and its tributaries, and State Natural Heritage Program Rare Plant Communities of Special Concern.
Did You Know?
... 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...