• 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.

  • 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.

US Route 209 to Close through Park

water ponding on road
During high water, the Delaware River spills its banks and crosses the road near Eshback (above) and other areas along US 209.
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News Release Date: September 8, 2011
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.


  • At 6:00 p.m., U.S. Route 209 will be closed from Bushkill Falls Road to PA Route 739. Standing water in low-lying sections of the road has caused hazardous driving conditions. Local feeder roads between SR 2001 and Route 209 will also be closed. Route 209 will remain closed until the water recedes to a safe level.
  • River Road is closed from Shawnee-on-Delaware to Park Headquarters near Fernwood Resort.

New Jersey

  • Old Mine Road is closed from Worthington State Forest to Millbrook Village. In addition, the road is closed from Route 560, north of the Dingmans Ferry Bridge, to U.S. Route 206.
  • NPS Route 615 is closed from Walpack Center to Flatbrookville.

Delaware River

  • The Delaware River and all river access points from Milford to Delaware Water Gap remain closed to all recreational activities until the river recedes to a safe level.

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?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...