• 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 will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol can bring on poor judgment, disorientation, and an overestimation of one's ability to swim. An adult swimming out into the river can drown in minutes. There is usually little that friends on the shore can do in time. Too often, when rangers arrive, they can only search for the body. Don't invite tragedy for yourself and your family.

NEVER DRINK-THEN-SWIM!

 

PARK ALCOHOL POLICY

Pennsylvania

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at:

• Virtually all sites in Pennsylvania, including Hialeah Picnic Area and Smithfield Beach
• Dingmans Campground PA
• Valley View Group Campsites PA

New Jersey

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at:

• Rivers Bend Group Campsites NJ
• Turtle Beach NJ
• Van Campens Glen NJ
Worthington State Forest Campground NJ
• River islands off the riverbank of Worthington State Forest NJ

 

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... 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...