• 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.

Park Bulletins on Nature & Science

About the Delaware Water Gap
How the Gap Formed
What is a "water gap"? Theories of its origins, and descriptions of other gaps in the area.

Advanced Mt. Tammany Geology
Notable geological features on the way to the top of Mt. Tammany, including a map of the Red Dot and Blue Blazed Trails. For advanced students of geology.

 
Invasive Species
Firewood pests
Reasons for the quarantine on firewood from outside the park: asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash-borer.

Did You Know?

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... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...