• 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.

  • 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 Recreation

River Guides
Canoe Day Trips by Livery (legal size 8.5 x 14")
List of liveries renting canoes and kayaks, equipment checklist, river mileage,and safety advice
River Map & Guide (legal size 8.5 x 14")
River safety, distances, camping regulations, river map showing locations of campsites

Biking
Biking Old Mine Road (letter size 8.5 X 11")
Road bike touring on historic roadways in New Jersey .
McDade Trail
Hiking/biking trail in Pennsylvania with stretches of up to 25 miles on crushed stone.

Camping
Campgrounds (letter size 8.5 x 11")
State and private campgrounds
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail (legal size 8.5 x 14")
Regulations and map of backpacking sites in the park
River Map & Guide (legal size 8.5 x 14")
River safety, distances, camping regulations, river map showing locations of campsites(letter size 8.5 x 11")

Fishing, Boating, and Hunting
Fishing and Boating (legal size 8.5 x 14")
State license and information sources, gallery of common species, fish consumption advisories
Hunting (legal size 8.5 x 14")
Additional regulations particular to the recreation area, areas closed to hunting, information sources

Crosscountry skiing
McDade Trail

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...