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 »
America the Beautiful Passes for ALL Parks
America the Beautiful (Interagency) Passes, valid for one year, grant entry to federally-operated recreation sites throughout the country. Senior and Access Passes are still available under the America the Beautiful Program. Additionally, passes are now available to park volunteers giving 500 hours of service, and to active members of the military and their dependents.
The following passes have been discontinued in favor of the new America the Beautiful (Interagency) Passes: Golden Eagle Passports, Golden Eagle Holograms, and National Parks Foundation (NPF) Parks Passes.Golden Age Passports; Golden Access Passport; National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle Passports, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access Passports and Golden Age Passports will still be honored, according to the provisions of the pass.
More about America the Beautiful Passes
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 National Parks Golden Age and Golden Access Passes) are eligible for a 50% discount on the park's expanded amenity fees (for one day), and on purchases of the recreation area's Season Pass.
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...