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.
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 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...