• 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 will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.


Don't like uninvited guests? Pack in, pack out!
Don't like uninvited guests? Pack in, pack out!
Photo by Dan Mohr

There are numerous idyllic spots in the park for your grill and red-checkered blanket. Please observe the regulations listed below to help us in our mission to preserve our natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of this and future generations.

Grills are not provided anywhere in the park, but you are welcome to bring your own, except to Kittatinny Point. Ground fires are strictly prohibited throughout the park. Do not bring wood from outside the park for any purpose; it may contain invasive insects and other organisms which threaten the survival of local plant and animal life. Collecting wood in the park for fires is also expressly prohibited, as even the smallest twig may serve as a critical habitat or food source for protected plant and animal life.


Hialeah Picnic Area | Directions

Smithfield Beach | Directions
and Milford Beach | Directions
Fees charged. Alcohol and pets are not allowed at Smithfield or Milford Beach (pet owners traversing the McDade Recreational Trail or paddling downriver may pass through). A reservable group picnic area is available for a fee at Milford Beach.

Toms Creek | Directions

Bushkill Village | Directions

Hidden Lake | Directions

Loch Lomond | Directions

New Jersey

Kittatinny Point | Directions
Grills and alcohol are not permitted at Kittatinny Point.

Millbrook Village | Directions

Turtle Beach | Directions
Fees are charged. Alcohol and pets are not allowed at Turtle Beach.

Namanock | Directions

Watergate Recreation Site | Directions
Fees charged. Alcohol and pets are not allowed at Watergate.

Crater Lake | Directions

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...