• 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.

  • 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 »

Beaches

There are three beaches in the park that have lifeguards in the summer where visitors can safely enjoy a swim in the Delaware River.

The beaches also have picnic tables and restroom facilities. There are no grills at the picnic areas; if you plan to grill, you must bring your own grill. Beaches are open from dawn until dusk.

Visitors to the park's beaches must pay an entrance fee in season, This fee must be paid, even when park visitor use assistants are not on duty, by using the fee envelopes and our fee boxes. Cost per vehicle is $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays; the cost to pedestrians and bicyclists is $1 per person.

 

LIFEGUARD SERVICE HAS ENDED FOR THE 2013 SEASON.

 
A river shoreline with picnic benches

Turtle Beach in New Jersey is just upstream from Smithfiled Beach in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania

Milford Beach, Milford | Directions
Milford Beach is located at the north end of the park just south of Milford, PA, and offers a grassy beach complete with picnic areas, a pavilion, restrooms, a boat launch, a canoe launch, and access to the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail. Visitors who plan to grill must bring their own grills.

Smithfield Beach, River Road | Directions
Smithfield Beach is located on River Road about seven miles north of the town of Delaware Water Gap, PA, and offers a grassy beach complete with picnic areas, restrooms, a boat launch, a canoe launch, and access to the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail. Visitors who plan to grill must bring their own grills.

New Jersey

Turtle Beach, Old Mine Road | Directions
Turtle Beach offers a grassy beach complete with picnic areas and restrooms. Visitors who plan to grill must bring their own grills.

Water safety

Did You Know?

A series of arm patches

... 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...