• 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 »

  • 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.

Nearby History

A large stone mansion with a turret
Grey Towers in Milford PA, home of Gifford Pinchot.

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark Milford PA (USDA Forest Service)
and Pinchot Institute (on Rt. 6, 1/2 mile north of junction with Rt. 209 in Milford PA)
The chateau-like home of Gifford Pinchot, Pennsylvania Governor and father of American forestry.
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (40 miles south of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Steamtown National Historic Site (50 miles west of Milford PA)
Morristown National Historic Park (55 miles east of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (90 miles southwest of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Independence National Historical Park (100 miles south of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island National Monument (75 miles to the ferry landings at Liberty State Park NJ)
Gettysburg National Military Park (165 miles southwest of Delaware Water Gap PA)
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Washington Crossing Historic Park Washington Crossing (Bucks County) PA
(65 miles southeast of Delaware Water Gap PA)
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum & Scranton Iron Furnaces Scranton PA (50 miles west of Milford PA)
Eckley Miners' Village Eckley PA (50 miles west of Delaware Water Gap PA)
All Pennsylvania state historic sites


Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park Somerset NJ
(80 miles southwest of Delaware Water Gap PA; near New Brunswick NJ)
High Point State Park (High Point Monument) Sussex NJ (northeast border of the
recreation area; about 15 miles east of Milford PA at Interstate 84 NY Exit 1)
Washington Crossing State Park Titusville NJ (70 miles south of Delaware Water Gap PA; near Lambertville NJ and New Hope PA): Johnson Ferry House, Washington Crossing, and information on Trenton Battle Monument Trenton NJ
Allamuchy Mountain State Park Stanhope NJ (20 miles east of Delaware Water Gap PA at Interstate 80 NJ Exit 21)
Ringwood State Park Ringwood NJ (40 miles east of Milford PA near Sloatsburg NY): Skylands Manor & State Botanical Garden, Ringwood Manor, and Long Pond Ironworks Historic District
All New Jersey state historic sites

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...