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.
Map of the Middle Delaware River within the recreation area
The park's River and Canoe Camping Guide (8 1/2 x 14 inches) contains a color map shows access points and main roads, the location and GPS coordinates of river campsites, and which state each river island is located in (important for hunting on the river.) A section of the map is shown above.
Maps of the entire Delaware River from Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)
DRBC's Delaware River Recreation Maps show stream flow, channel locations and depths, mileage and reference points, updated with field data from 2004 and 2005. The set includes 10 color waterproof maps covering the area from the East and West Branches of the Delaware River upstream of Hancock NY to Philadelphia PA/Camden NJ. An order form for the set of maps is available on the DRBC's website.
Various other maps are also available for free.
Did You Know?
... 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...