• 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 Access Points

Two men looking downstream from Smithfield Beach Launch
Sizing 'er up: looking downstream from Smithfield Beach Launch
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The beautiful Delaware River is a defining feature and main attraction of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There are river access points about every 8 miles within the recreation area where you can put your motorboat or canoe on the water, Please note, pets and alcohol are not permitted at Milford or Smithfield Beach. Below, learn more about safe enjoyment of activities on the Delaware.

Boat Launches & Canoe Access Points | Current river conditions

Paddle the River
Lifejackets (PFDs), and river safety

Did You Know?

Sketch of a shiny, silvery, oval shaped fish with smallish fins

... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...