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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The staff at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area look forward to helping you plan your upcoming visit, so you can safely enjoy the park's unique resources.
The Plan Your Visit section of this website will help you plan that trip plan that trip in advance and will answer many of the questions you may have about activities, directions, and safety.. If you'd like to talk with someone in person, though, check the hours and seasons that staffed facilities are open.
Visitor Centers and other places for information
In emergencies, call Park Dispatch 24 hours a day and seven days a week at 800 543-4295
Did You Know?
... 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...