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.
Updates: Susquehanna Roseland Power Line
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).
Other closures in the park not related to the power line.
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