• 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 2005

2005 (Volume 27)

Living Treasure Interview: A Life in this Valley
Nancy Shukaitis (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1) The founder of the Delaware Valley Conservation Association, a local activist group against the Tocks Island Dam project.
RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Tocks Island Dam, Zion Church (Zions Church) on McDade Trail, pictures of the 1955 Flood, Major Floods since 1955.
Additional Material
Photo Gallery: In her own words ... Nancy Shukaitis. Landscapes from her life and her part in the struggle against the Tocks Island Dam.
Photo Gallery: The Flood of 1955 Snapshots from the park's collection.

River Road Rehab: An Update (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1)
RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: History along McDade Trail (River Road), Cultural Landscapes.
Additional material
A Historical Narrative of River Road (with additional material on Freeman Tract Road.)
A Chronology of River Road (with additional material on river ferries.)

More Terrible than Ivan: The Spring Flood of 2005 (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1) RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: (old) Kittatinny Point Visitor Center building, (new) Kittatinny Point Visitor Center, Major Floods since 1955, Hurricane Ivan (2004), Photo Gallery: Hurricane Ivan (2004).
Additional material:
Photo Gallery: The Spring Flood of 2005

Dingmans Campground: Welcome (back) ! (STG: Summer/Fall 2005 Vol. 27 No. 1) The concession campground within the recreation area reopens after a three-year hiatus. By Ranger Activities Assistant Michele Kuna.
RELATED PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE: Campgrounds,

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...