• 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.


Motorboating | Fishing Licenses & Tackle

Expanded Amenity Fees for parking at boat ramps

Swim Safe!/Su chaleco salvavida | Surviving the Sun | Eating the Fish (also see below)


Fishing and Licensing

The Delaware River and its tributaries provide a variety of fishing. The "shad run" up the Delaware passes through this park in May and June.

A state fishing license is required from New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer on line licensing, or licenses may be obtained from many local agents.



Alcoholic beverages are permitted only on some stretches of the river. Please review the park's alcohol policy.


Fish Consumption Advisories

Eating the Fish Advisories (safety page on this website)
Fish Advisories from PA Dept of Environmental Protection
Fish Advisories from NJ Dept of Environmental Protection


Did You Know?


... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...