• 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 are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.



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. Campsites on the river and the Appalachian Trail cannot be reserved.

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.
Alcohol is prohibited. Up to two pets per campsite are allowed.

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 and pets are prohibited. 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?

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...