• 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.


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?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...