• 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.


Pets are NOT permitted at the following sites:


  • Smithfield and Milford Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Raymondskill Falls and Dingmans Falls
  • George W. Childs Recreation Site
  • Valley View Group Campsites
  • Hidden Lake
  • Hialeah Picnic Area
  • McDade Trail from milepost 1.0 to milepost 2.5 (from June 1 to September 8)

New Jersey

  • Turtle Beach
  • Rivers Bend Group Campsites
  • Watergate Recreation Site
  • Kittatinny Point (picnic areas and visitor center area)

Service Animals
National Park Service regulations exempt service animals such as guide dogs for the blind and signal dogs for the hearing-impaired from prohibitions on pets.

Hunting Dogs
Certain regulations apply to the training and use of hunting dogs.
Hunting in the park

Other Pet Regulations

  • Pets must be on a 6-foot leash and attended at all times.
  • You may not leave a pet tied up or in a vehicle.
  • Please clean up after your pet.
  • You shouldn't lose your pet, but if you do, contact Park Dispatch at (570) 426-2435.

Did You Know?


... 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...