• 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 »

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 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...