• 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.

  • 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 »

Canoe/Kayak Liveries

Van with canoes on a trailer on a river beach
Taking out at Kittatinny Beach

Liveries bring a canoe for you to the put-in location and pick it up from you take-out location. Liveries provide paddles and lifevests. Most liveries rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes. These liveries operate within the recreation area:

South end of park near Interstate 80
Adventure Sports Inc, Marshalls Creek, PA
Chamberlain's Canoes Minisink Hills, PA
Edge of the Woods Outfitters Delaware Water Gap, Pa
Shawnee River Trips, Minisink Hills PA
Water Gap Adventures, Delaware Water Gap PA 570 269-5584
Delaware River Rafting & Canoeing, Delaware, NJ

Within the park
Delaware River Country, Bushkill, PA (On Facebook)
Dingmans Campground, Dingmans Ferry PA
Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry PA

North end of park near Interstate 84
Indian Head Canoes Barryville, NY
Jerry's 3-River Campground & Canoes Pond Eddy, NY
Silver Canoe Rentals Port Jervis, NY
Additional liveries at Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (whitewater)

Other Services
Kayaks East Guided kayak trips. East Stroudsburg PA
Outdoor Adventures (True North Farms) Guided day and overnight trips with meals. East Stroudsburg PA
Scott Huber (stand-up paddle boards) Minisink Hills 570 422-1993

More Information
Bulletin of liveries for canoe/kayak/rarft /tube rental, web addresses, safety & river mileage
Bulletin on river campsites for overnight paddling trips
Lifejackets (PFDs), and swimming and paddling safety
Current river conditions

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...