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 »
Body of Missing NJ Man Is Recovered
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 416-2429
BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue sadly announced that the body of twenty-year-old Amjed Hasan of Clifton, New Jersey, was recovered from the Delaware River by National Park Service (NPS) rangers at5:15 p.m. His body was spotted by two fishermen near the old railroad bridge abutments just north of the Interstate 80 toll bridge.Rangers arrived on scene by boat and made the recovery a few hundred yards downstream concluding a multi-day, multi-agency search.
Hasan was reported missingon Tuesdayafternoon and was last seen swimming in the Delaware River. He had been picnicking and swimming with friends and family at Worthington State Forest on Old Mine Road in Hardwick Township, NJ. He was not wearing a lifejacket.
NPS park rangers, including boat operators and divers, and New Jersey State Police, including Marine and Air Support units, assisted New Jersey State Park Police in the search and recovery effort. Hasan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morris County Medical Examiner.
Did You Know?
... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...