• 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.

Road Closures

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  • Road, Trail, Area and Facility Closures
  • Anticipated Seasonal Closures
  • Emergency Closures due to floods or weather or a link to this information
 
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CLOSURES DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE

As of July 16, 2013, the following roads, areas, and trails remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Irene in August of 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012.

Pennsylvania:
Zimmermann Road and Conashaugh Road are closed.
Johnny Bee Road and access road to Dingmans Falls Visitor Center is closed until October 2014.

New Jersey

Millbrook VIilage
: The dirt roadway from Millbrook Village to Watergate is closed from a point north of the village school (at the Garis Barn) south to Watergate.


As repairs are made, various roads and areas may open. For updates to the information below, call the Information Desk at Park Headquarters 570 426-2452 (Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30).

 

TEMPORARY and CURRENT CLOSURES and CONSTRUCTION

  • The bridge at DIngmans Ferry is closed through 4:00 PM on Friday Sept. 20 for yearly inspection and maintenance.
  • For public safety, the park may close River Road within the park (between Shawnee-on-Delaware and Bushkill PA) for maintenance and in times of dangerous driving conditions such as snow, ice, flooding, or high winds.

AREA, RIVER ACCESS and FACILITY CLOSURES

  • The boat launch at Kittatinny Point NJ is CLOSED. (The canoe access is open.)
  • Thunder Mt. Access NJ is CLOSED.

TRAIL CLOSURES

All Caves in Park Closed to Public to Protect Bats as of April 24, 2009 until further notice.

 

USUAL SEASONAL CLOSURES

SPRING:
Annual Amphibian Migration Closures along River Road PA. These closures occcur typically in early Spring, even if there is still some snow on the ground. Posted under News Releases when applicable. More on amphibian migration closures
SUMMER:
The cliff face of Mt. Minsi PA from Arrow Island to Point of Gap Overlooks may close in spring until early August due to the nesting of peregrine falcons. The Appalachian Trail remains open during this time, but spur trails on Mt. Minsi will be closed. | Bird and Eagle watching
FALL:
Dingmans Ferry Bridge usually closes for annual inspection and repairs for a week in early or late summer. | More about this historic bridge
WINTER:
Johnny Bee Road to Dingmans Falls is closed with the onset of icy conditions in winter. Due to the shortened periods of sunlight in the ravine this may occur when conditions along Route 209 do not seem icy
Following heavy snowfall, River Road PA, and Old Mine Road from Worthington State Forest NJ to Millbrook Village NJ may be closed. (Directions to Millbrook through Blairstown)
Blue Mt. Lakes Road beyond the Blue Mt. Lakes parking lot is closed with the first snowfall of winter. Crosscountry skiers may thus use the road from that point, as well as the Blue Mt. Lakes trails, for skiing.

 

PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURES

  • The former parking area for Hackers Falls on Route 2001 is closed permanently. Trailheads and parking for Hackers Falls are now from Raymondskill Falls lower lot on Raymondskill Road, or from Cliff Park.
  • Big Egypt Road PA is CLOSED permanently.
  • Johnny Bee Road west of the turn-off to Dingmans Falls is closed permanently.
  • Flatbrook-Stillwater Road (Routes 617/627) east of the park no longer connects to Skyline Drive and Blue Mountain Lakes Road within the park. Cars can only reach Crater Lake by approaching from the west via Old Mine Road, Blue Mountain Lakes Road, and Skyline Drive within the recreation area. This is a permanent closure.
 

Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...