• 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 »

Bird & Eagle-Watch

Bald eagle in flight
Bald eagle in flight
Photo by Dan Mohr

NJ Audubon Birding & Wildlife Tour for Warren County NJ
All stops are within the park along Old Mine Road from Interstate 80 north to Millbrook Village, and then along Route 602 (Millbrook-Blairstown Road). Notes on other wildlife and on flora are included.

More information about Audubon Birding and Wildlife tour for Sussex County
Most stops are within the park or adjacent wildlife management areas and state parks. Some roads are unpaved. Notes on other wildlife and on flora are included.

Peregrine Falcons
On several occasions over the past 15 years, peregrine falcons have nested briefly on the cliff face of Mt. Minsi. These raptors are designated as an endangered species in the state of Pennsylvania. When a nesting is confirmed by park ecologists, the cliff face is closed to hiking and climbing. Those interested in spotting the falcons can best do so from Arrow Island Overlook on Route 611, although views of the birds are often brief and at a distance

Features about birds in the park fromSpanning the Gap:
Wintering Eagles | Hawk Migration | Turkey Vultures | Wild Turkeys | Warblers

Research Centers
Pocono Avian Research Center in Cresco, PA
Delaware Valley Raptor Center in Milford, PA
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Hamburg, PA

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...