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.
Expanded Amenity Fees
Expanded Amenity Fees are collected in season at: Milford Beach, Dingmans Access, Bushkill Access, and Smithfield Beach in Pennsylvania, and at Watergate Recreation Site (picnic area) and Turtle Beach in New Jersey.
Fees for day use
Fees for one day's use are paid directly at the fee site, either to a staff member in a collection booth, by using an automated machine, or via a cash envelope system, depending on the site.
Waivers and Exceptions
This recreation area collects Expanded Amenity Fees, but not Entrance Fees or Standard Amenity Fees. These Expanded Amenity Fees are not covered by America the Beautiful Annual Passes. However, holders of the America the Beautiful (Interagency) Senior and Access Passes, and of the discontinued National Parks Golden Age and Golden Access Passes, are eligible for a 50% discount on the recreation area's expanded amenity fees (for one day), and on the recreation area's Season Pass.
Please direct further inquiries to the Fee Collection Manager at (570) 426-2434
Did You Know?
... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...