• 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.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

  • 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.

Places to Dine & To Get Food


Walpack Inn
A rustic private inholding in New Jersey's scenic Walpack Valley. | Historic Walpack Center

Many additional restaurants offer both fine and casual dining in towns neighboring the park, such as Blairstown NJ, Milford PA, and Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg PA. Several are in historic buildings and settings.

For additonal listings, please link to nearby tourist agencies.


Sandwiches and picnic foods

Several General Stores in and near the park sell a variety of food and sandwiches.


Serious grocery shopping

Major chain grocery stores and/or smaller local food marts are located in Milford PA, Stroudsburg PA, Marshalls Creek PA, East Stroudsburg PA, and Blairstown NJ.

For shopping areas with package stores and fast food establishments, please link to Goods & Services.

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...