• 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.

Updates: Susquehanna Roseland Power Line

View down a hill over mountains in fall color.

View west from Kittatinny Ridge down the power line cut toward Pennsylvania. (The Delaware River is in the middle of image.)

NPS Photo



Current construction activity within the park (links to the power company website)


Closures: Updated 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Closures have ended on the Delaware River corridor between Smithfield Beach and Bushkill Access, and at Bushkill, Smithfield, and Poxono river access points. McDade Trail has reopened between Smithfield Beach and Bushkill Access. The grounds at Watergate Recreation Site in NJ have reopened.

Freeman Tract Road off River Road, PA has reopened but may have some traffic control on Sat., Nov. 9. 2013. The road is owned by Middle Smithfield Township, but is located within the park.

No other road closures are anticipated, NO closures are anticipated for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. However, motorists may encounter some delays on River Road in PA and Old Mine Road and Route 602 (Millbrook- Blairstown Road), NJ during some phases of the work.

The park has activated a Visitor Information Hotline at (570) 426-2492 so that the public can call for updates. Information will also be posted on the park's Facebook page www.Facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS).

Press Release on Closure to Hunting through April 1, 2014 and
planned short closures from/including Bushkill to Smithfield.

Other closures in the park not related to the power line.


Links to the power line companies
New Jersey: PSEG | PSEG Susquehanna Roseland Power Line News
Pennsylvania: PPL | PPL Susquehanna Roseland Power Line News


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