• 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.

Fish & Hunt

Hunting and fishing are permitted in most areas of the park, during the appropriate state-specific seasons, and with the required licenses.

Because Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes land in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it is important for those who hunt or fish to observe be aware of state and park state boundaries and regulations, as well as local- and park-specific regulations.

 
Spotted trout

Brook trout

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Fishing
Licenses are rewquired in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for those 16 years of age or older. Either a New Jersey or Pennsylvania fishing license is valid when fishing in the Delaware River from either bank. Fishing in a lake or stream requires the appropriate license from that state. Additional regulations apply. See the park's Fishing & Boating bulletin for details or the park Compendium for park regulations.

Pennsylvania fishing licenses on line
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Gallery of Fishes on line

New Jersey fishing licenses on line
New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Commission

 
White-tailed buck

White-tailed buck

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Hunting
Hunting is permitted in most areas of the park, during the appropriate state-specific seasons, and with the required licenses.Park-specific and federal regulations also apply. See the park's Hunting bulletin for details or the park Compendium for park regulations.

Pennsylvania hunting licenses on line
Pennsylvania Game Commission

New Jersey hunting licenses on line
New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Commission

 

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Ranger Office (570) 828-2321.

Areas closed to hunting and fishing

Did You Know?

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... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...