• 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.

Archive of Back Issues 2003

2003 (Volume 25)

Cover Me! "Nights of Migrating Dangerously" end as the park closes River Road to protect amphibians (STG: Spring 2003 Vol. 25 No. 1) The closing of River Road during amphibian migration season. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Amphibians.


Archeology in the Minisink Today (STG Summer 2003 Vol. 25 No. 2) Over 100 years of archeological activity in what is now a national landmark area. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Archeologist Herbert Kraft, Native American Archeology, Colonial and historic archeology.

Pocono Mainline Rail Excursion: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (STG: Summer 2003 Vol. 25 No. 2) Historic rail link between Steamtown National Historic Site and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is revived for an excursion train. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Welcome Back, Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad and Excursion Maps (under Exhibits on Line), Delaware Valley Railroad.
Additional material
Photo Gallery: Water Gap Station Photographs from the station's Open House on July 12, 2003. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Life at the Kittatinny (under People: Recreating in the park), Resort era hotels.
Photo Gallery: Railroad Structures in the Stroudsburgs Photographs of structures related to the Pocono Mainline Excursion.
Milepost itinerary and Excursion Photos
History along Karamac Trail: New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad and the Karamac Hotel. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Karamac Trail,

History along McDade Trail III: Dingmans Campground to Milford Beach (STG Fall 2003 Vol. 25 No. 3, revised September 2012) The northern 10 miles of the 32-mile recreational trail. RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: History along McDade Trail i: Hialeah to Turn/Owens Trailheads, History along McDade Trail II: Hogback to Hornbecks, Archeology in the Minisink Today, Agriculture in the Park, Farming the Park, Viewing Model Airplanes in the park, bridges in the park.
Additional Material
History along McDade Trail II: Hogback to Hornbecks (added September 2012) History along the middle miles of McDade Recreational Trail from Bushkill to Dingmans Ferry PA.

Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...