• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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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.

Family Fun Day Highlights Butterflies

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Date: September 26, 2013
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426 2429

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announces that the Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the National Park Service will sponsor Butterflies of the World, a Family Fun Day program, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until noon. The program will be held at Bushkill Meeting Center off Route 209 in Bushkill, PA. It is free of charge and open to the public. The presentation will run from 10 to 11; crafts, activities and light refreshments will follow.

Rick Mikula, owner and operator of Hole-in-Hand Butterfly Farm in Hazelton, PA, returns to the park by popular demand. “Mr. Mikula offers a lively and entertaining presentation on butterflies that is sure to be a hit with the entire family,” said Donahue. “After attending his program, you will notice more butterflies out there than you ever did before.”

For more information, please call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.nps.gov/dewa.

Did You Know?


... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...