• 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.



Camping is only permitted in designated campgrounds or campsites. Backpacking along the Appalachian Trail is only permitted for through-hikers.River campsites are available for those on overnight river trips.

There are two campgrounds within the park
Dingmans Campground GPS 41.210694 -74.873154
1006 Rt. 209, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328 (570) 828-1551 or (877) 828-1551
Open April through November
This concessionaire campground with 133 sites is located along the Delaware River on Route 209, just south of the Dingmans Ferry Bridge in Dingmans Ferry PA. The campground also rents canoes to its campers for trips from Milford Beach PA back to the campground.
New Jersey
Worthington State Forest Campground GPS 40.995815 -75.120289
HC 2 Box 2, Old Mine Road, Columbia NJ 07823 (908) 841-9575
Open April 1 to December 31 yearly
This state forest is located on the Delaware River along Old Mine Road on within the recreation area. Its entrance is 3 1/2 miles north of Interstate 80 NJ Exit 1 at the Delaware Water Gap. The state forest has a boat launch and fishing access. Spur trails lead directly up Kittatinny Ridge to the Appalachian Trail. Weekend ranger programs are given in summer. Alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. Write for reservation forms.

More Information
Bulletin listing campgrounds in and near the park ,with web addresses | Links to campgrounds
Bulletin on hiking/backpacking the Appalachian Trail (AT)
Bulletin on river camping on the Delaware River

Groups of five or more may reserve park-operated group campsites.
Available by advance permit; no alcohol; fee

Safe Drinking Water | Campfires | Alcohol Policy

Did You Know?


... 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...