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.
Parking at Hidden Lake Dam To Close
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.
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...