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 »
Lecture Series: Photographing History
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426-2429
BUSHKILL, PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that on Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m.,local photographer Allison Owczarczak will presentPhotographing Park Historyat the Bushkill Meeting Center on Route 209. Owczarczak, an avid photographer and natural historian, is the Director of Education at Pocono Environmental Education Center. The event is part of the annual Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is free and open to the public.
The presentation will include a slide show of works by the photographer and information on the history of some of the park’s historic buildings. According to Owczarczak, “It’s all about documenting our history before it is too late, before the signs of the past are all gone. And history is about much more than just brick and mortar structures and material remains. It is the stories, the moods, the settings, and the context that make it so rich. That’s what I try to capture in my photos.”
For more information about this and other park programs visit www.nps.gov/dewa or call Park Headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.. Bushkill Meeting Center is located on Route 209 in Bushkill, PA, approximately ¼-mile south of Bushkill Falls Road.
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...