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.
Season Passes for this Recreation Area ONLY
Season Passes for this park cost $45.00. A second Season Pass for this park, registered to the same name and address, will cost $25.00. A third Season Pass forthis park, registered to same name and address, will cost $12.50. America the Beautiful (Interagency) Senior and Access Pass holders may purchase Season Passes for this park at a 50% discount. A second Season Pass, registered to the same name and address, for these purchasers will cost $11.25. A third Season Pass, registered to the same name and address, for these purchasers will cost $5.75. A Season Walk-In Pass for this park will cost $10.00.
You can request your Season Pass in either of two forms. Owners of motorcycles and soft-top vehicles should consider selecting the bumper sticker pass. More commonly, though, people choose the hangtag, which should be displayed on the mount of the rearview mirror of your vehicle. Neither tag is transferable, as the sticker is permanently applied, and the hangtag will have your license plate number written on it.
Season Passes are available beginning around February each year.
You can buy one: in person at park headquarters; in person at visitor centers; in season, at staffed collection stations at Milford Beach, PA, Dingmans Access, PA, or Smithfield Beach, PA; at U.S. Route 209 Contact Stations in Bushkill, PA or Milford, PA; or through the mail.
To purchase a Season Pass by mail, download and complete the application form, and send it in with a check for the appropriate amount to the address on the form. Once the fee collection season has started, you can pay the full amount for a Season Pass at on-site fee collection machines, and then exchange the receipt at one of the locations listed here for an Season Pass for this park.
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 park's expanded amenity fees (for one day), and on the park's Season Pass.
Call (570) 426-2434 for more information about Recreation Area Seasonal Passes.
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...