• 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.

Climate Friendly Planning

Climate Friendly Parks

The Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP) is a collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which aims to provide national parks with comprehensive suppport and with management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
The program will:
• Measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
• Develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
• Educate the public about these efforts.

How to be Climate-friendly at a park | Climate-friendly at home

Climate change page of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Climate Friendliness at this park
This park is the 6th national park to join the CFP program. The park's Environmental Management Plan (signed January 23, 2008) contains important actions to reduce fuel use and emissions, increase energy conservation, and improve waste management procedures. Ultimately, the objective is to have the park model climate friendly behavior for visitors. However, it is believed that the greatest impact that the park will have on climate change is the effectiveness and extent of education available to the public at the park.

Delaware Water Gap Climate Action Plan

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...