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.
River Road to Close for Maintenance
Contact: Bill Tagye, 570 828-2001
River Road to Close for Annual Road Maintenance
BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaSuperintendent John J. Donahue announced today that River Road in Middle Smithfield Township will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.on June 18ththrough 20thfor annual road maintenance. It will re-open each afternoon at4:00. Work will consist of pavement patching, hazardous tree removal, and shoulder mowing and will begin at the south end of the road near Hialeah Picnic Area and progress northward toward Park Headquarters as it is completed. Smithfield Beach will not be accessible by vehicle until after4:00 p.m.on June 18,but it will be open onJune 19 and 20while maintenance work continues farther north along the roadway. Access to the McDade Trail from trailheads along River Road will be limited while work is completed. Hikers and cyclists may access the trail at Hialeah Picnic Area or Park Headquarters during this time. “Doing this type of preventative maintenance makes the road safer for everyone that uses it and safety is a top priority for the National Park Service,” stated Superintendent Donahue.
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...