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.
Work Slated for U.S. Route 209
Contact: Chiara Palazzolo, (570) 296-6952, ext. 16
BUSHKILL, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that work will begin next week on U. S. Route 209 through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Work will consist of pavement patching, crack sealing, and a slurry seal application between mile markers 17 and 21, at the north end of the park. A slurry seal is a pavement preservation treatment consisting of fine aggregates and asphalt that seals and extends the life of the pavement. The project also includes improved lane markings with reflective centerline markers and centerline rumble strips. Motorists should expect lane closures and some traffic delays during the project which should be completed within 2 weeks.
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Did You Know?
... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...