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.
NPS Rangers Assist Search for Missing Person
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426-2429
BUSHKILL, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that park rangers from Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are assisting New Jersey State Park Police with a search for a missing person. Amjed Hasan, 21, of Clifton, New Jersey, was last seen swimming in the Delaware River near the Douglas Trail parking area in Worthington State Forest on Old Mine Road in New Jersey just before 5:00 p.m.on Tuesday, August 13. He had been picnicking and swimming with family and friends. Search and Rescue teams searched until dark on Monday evening. The search resumed this morning and continued throughout the afternoon.
Hasan is 5’6” and weighs between 120 and 140 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing white shorts with red trim. He was not wearing a lifejacket.
The search team includes the NPS dive team and park rangers; New Jersey State Police, including the Marine and Air Support units; and New Jersey State Park Police. Knowlton Fire Department, Portland Hook and Ladder, and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Emergency Medical Services also responded.
Anyone with information on Hasan’s whereabouts should call the park’s 24-hour communications center at (800) 543-4295
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...