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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.

River Road to Close for Maintenance

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Date: June 12, 2013
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?


... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...