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.
Directions to PEEC (Pennsylvania)
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) GPS 41.170826 -74.913303
PEEC is located within the recreation area, just west of Route 209 at milepost 8.5 within the park.
From directly north of the park (Milford PA)
Connect to Route 209 south (PA Exit 53 off Interstate 84 near Matamoras PA) and follow detour signs for Route 209 south to the traffic light at Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry PA within the park. Continue south on Route 209 4.5 miles farther to Brisco Mt. Road on the right. Follow uphill 0.9 mile, and at the turn, bear right onto Thurner Road. PEEC is immediately ahead on the right.
From directly northeast of the park (Lake Wallenpaupack PA)
Connect to Route 739 east (PA Exit 34 off Interstate 84 at Lords Valley PA) and follow Rt. 739 approximately 18 miles southeast to its intersection with Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry PA within the park. Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 209 south. Continue south on Route 209 4.5 miles farther to Brisco Mt. Road on the right. Follow uphill 0.9 mile, and at the turn, bear right onto Thurner Road. PEEC is immediately ahead on the right.
From south of the park (New York City, parts of New Jersey)
Connect to PA Route 209. (PA Exit 309 off Interstate 80 in East Stoudsburg PA)
Continue on Route 209 north 12 miles to the traffic light in Bushkill PA at the Fernwood Resort. Continue north on Route 209 8.5 miles farther to Brisco Mt. Road on the left. Follow uphill 1 mile, and at the turn, bear right onto Thurner Road. PEEC is immediately ahead on the right.
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