Areas closed or newly opened
Childs Park opens May 25. Dingmans Falls, Blue Mt Lakes/Skyline and unpaved Old Mine roads are open. STILL CLOSED PA: Mt. Minsi spur trails closed due to falcon nesting; Hornbecks & Adams Trails closed; McDade Trail closed trail miles 24.5 to 27.5 More »
The major north-south artery for the Pennsylvania side of the park is Route 209, speed limit of 35-45 mph. The route can be congested from Interstate 80 until it enters the park at Bushkill PA 14 miles north.
Historic Old Mine Road runs the length of the park on the New Jersey side (speed limit 15-35 mph.) This is a small paved country road with a relaxed pace and much scenery.
There are only three places to cross the Delaware River within the 35 miles of the park. The Interstate 80 bridge at Delaware Water Gap (toll $1.00 in 2012 or EZPass for cars westbound) at the south end of the park; the privately-owned bridge in Dingmans Ferry PA linking PA Route 739 and NJ Route 560 ($1.00 each way in 2009), 28 miles north of Interstate 80, and the Route 206 (Milford-Montague) bridge (toll $1.00 in 2012 or EZPass for cars westbound)) near Milford PA at the north end of the park, 6 miles south of Interstate 84.
Did You Know?
... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...