• 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.

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September 10, 2014
Rev3 Triathlon Slated for Park Roads on September 14
The cycling and running legs of the Rev3 Triathlon will take place in the park on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

August 26, 2014
Park Receives “Ticket to Ride” Grant from National Park Foundation
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

August 25, 2014
River Road Opens Sooner than Expected
River Road reopened sooner than expected. The first phase of patching and paving work on River Road in Middle Smithfield Township has been completed well in advance of the predicted completion date.

August 21, 2014
Rangers to Present Free Public Programs in Honor of Founders Day
Celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service with several free special programs planned for August 23.

August 15, 2014
River Road to Close for Repairs Beginning August 18
Superintendent John J. Donahue reminds motorists that River Road within the park will be closed for repairs beginning August 18 as part of a Pavement Improvement Project that started in the park in May.

August 12, 2014
Park Road Repair Projects to Start August 18
The long awaited “emergency relief for federally owned roads” (ERFO) project will start on August 18, 2014.

July 28, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Proposals for Campground Operation
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus for proposals to provide a concession operated campground within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The proposed Concession Contract will be for a term of ten (10) years. The current Concession Contract between the National Park Service and the existing concessioner expires on December 31, 2014. Proposals must be received by September 25, 2014, to be considered.


Did You Know?


... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...