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    Delaware Water Gap

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    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.

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Parking at Hidden Lake Dam To Close

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Date: August 29, 2013
Contact: William Tagye, (570) 828-8001, ext. 1

BUSHKILL, PA: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that the parking area at the Hidden Lake dam on Hidden Lake Road in Middle Smithfield Township will be closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4 for safety inspections and routine maintenance.  It will re-open at4 p.m.barring any unforeseen circumstances. Work will consist of inspecting the outflow pipe and clearing any obstructions. “Doing this type of inspection and preventative maintenance makes the dam safer for everyone that uses the lake and safety is a top priority for the National Park Service,” stated Superintendent Donahue.

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A ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... 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...