• 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.

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?


... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...