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.
Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426-2429
BUSHKILL PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that park rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be undertaking a targeted enforcement operation to reduce the number of impaired drivers on park roads over the upcoming weekend. "The use of sobriety checkpoints is an effective method for removing impaired drivers from our roads and make them safer for park visitors, employees, local residents, and commuters," said Donahue.
While vehicles are stopped at checkpoints, rangers will make every effort to ensure stops will be brief to minimize any inconvenience. If alcohol or drug use is detected, rangers can arrest the driver on a charge of operating under the influence.
Did You Know?
... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...