• 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.

Park Newsletter: Spanning the Gap (STG)

Spanning the Gap (1983-2007)

Spanning the Gap was a multi-page park newsletter produced and distributed through the Division of Visitor Services, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The goal of Spanning the Gap was to educate visitors and neighbors about the recreation area's resources, events, and issues.

Spanning the Gap was published continuously from 1983 through 2007. From 1993 through 1995, it was printed in black-and-white folded newspaper format, with 4 to 8 pages and as many as a half-dozen features, some long and some very brief. From 1996 through 2007 it was printed in a two-color 8 1/2-by-11 newsletter format, with 8 to 12 pages, one in-depth feature article, and one to four briefer articles.

Spanning the Gap Features from 1983 to 2004 inclusive have been converted to pdf files and placed on line. During conversion, these features were updated and amplified with additional and color images that were not included with the original printed version of the text. Spanning the Gap Features from 2005 to the present appear on-line as pdf files created directly from the two-color print copy. Additional material for these features may contain color images.


Ways to find a feature story from past issues of Spanning the Gap

• Use the on-line search engine at the top right of the web page
• Search by topic under History & Culture or Nature & Science, or the Quick Index
• If you know the approximate date of a feature, you can browse the Quick Index, or
search by year under Features from Back Issues.

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...