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    Delaware Water Gap

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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.

Work Slated for U.S. Route 209

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Date: May 22, 2013
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?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...