• 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.

Ice & Rock Climb

Climber on ropes descending a rocky cliff
Descending Ricks Rocks.
NPS Photo
 

Traditional climbing is permitted on the Mt. Tammany and Mt. Minsi cliff faces, and at Ricks Rocks along Rt. 602 in New Jersey there are opportunities for top roping.

Many waterfalls in the park, including Buttermilk Falls, and the cascades near Dingmans Ferry and Slateford Farm, are sometimes suitable in winter for ice climbing.

All forms of climbing are inherently dangerous, irrespective of your experience or conditions. Please take every reasonable precaution before setting out, including notifying someone of your intended activities and whereabouts.

Guidebooks for local climbing opportunities may be found at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area visitor centers, in the bookstores maintained by Eastern National.

Did You Know?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...