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.
Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed
Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.
River Road to Close for Repairs Beginning August 18
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, Public Affairs Specialist, (570) 426-2472 (O); (570) 234-9144 (C)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 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. "River Road is going to receive some much-needed repairs that will provide everyone who travels on the road with a safer and more enjoyable experience," said Donahue of the project.
Starting on Monday, August 18, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete patch repairs to the pavement. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible from the south. Once that section is completed, River Road will be closed from the park boundary at the south end to Smithfield Beach;Smithfield Beach will be accessible from the north during this period.
This part of the project will last about 2 weeks. Then there will be a 1-2 week lull before the entire road will be chip sealed and striped following a similar pattern of closures as above. The closure will extend through the evening during the week. The road will be open on weekends, beginning Friday evening and extending through Monday morning.
Work on River Road is expected to be completed by mid-September.
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...