• 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 »

  • 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.

River Access (Boat & Canoe)

Canoes at Dingmans Ferry Access
Boat Ramp and Canoe Access at Dingmans Access and the Dingmans Ferry Bridge.
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The Middle Scenic and Recreational Delaware River is the main attraction of the recreation area. There are river access points about every 5 miles within the park.

Please note, pets and alcohol are not permitted at Milford or Smithfield Beach.

Pennsylvania
Milford Beach | Directions | Boat and canoe launch. Fee charged.
Dingmans Access | Directions | Boat and canoe launch. Fee charged.
Eshback Access | Directions | Canoe launch only. No fee.
Bushkill Access | Directions | Boat and canoe launch. Fee charged.
Smithfield Beach | Directions | Boat and canoe launch. Fee charged.

New Jersey
Caddoo Access | Directions | Canoe launch only. No fee.
Namanock | Directions | Boat and canoe launch. No fee.
Poxono Access | Directions Boat and canoe launch. No fee.
Kittatinny Point | Directions | Canoe launch only . No fee.

Bulletin of liveries for canoe/kayak/rarft /tube rental, safety & river mileage
Links to Liveries
Bulletin on river campsites for overnight paddling trips
Lifejackets (PFDs), and swimming and paddling safety
Current river conditions

Did You Know?

2012_dykHEMLOCK

... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...