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 »
US Route 209 to Close through Park
Contact: Deb Nordeen
Superintendent John J. Donahue announced several weather-related road closures within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Heavy rain, runoff, and flooding have caused hazardous driving conditions on a number of park roads. Motorists are strongly advised to heed the barricades and closures.
Many park roads and areas still remain closed following Hurricane Irene. For updated information on the status of park facilities, roads, and trails, call park headquarters at 570-426-2452 (weekdays). Updated information is also available on the park's website, and the park's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Did You Know?
... 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...