• 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.

Rangers to Issue Violations on Community Drive

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Date: April 30, 2012
Contact: Eric Provencher, Deputy Chief Ranger, 570 426-2430

Bushkill, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that beginning May
1, 2013, park rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will begin issuing
violation notices to drivers who turn onto Community Drive from either the northbound or
southbound lanes of U.S. Route 209. A traffic safety study published in 2009 recommended
several countermeasures to reduce serious motor vehicle crashes throughout the park. One recommendation was to reduce conflict points by installing warning signs and prohibiting turns from major roads onto secondary roads at several locations, including the intersection of U.S. 209 and Community Drive. Signs prohibiting turns from U.S. Route 209 onto Community Drive were installed near that intersection in late February. Since that time, rangers have been conducting a two month period of education during which violators received verbal warnings. Starting tomorrow, tickets will be issued to drivers who violate the new traffic regulations.

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...