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 are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.
Snakes and Your Safety
Many people fear snakes, especially venomous snakes. Any animal may bite if it is startled, cornered, or threatened. Never approach or handle a snake, and take a moment here to learn where venomous snakes are most likely to be in the park.
Copperheads are another species of venomous snake found in the park. They are prefer to make their dens on a rocky outcrop near a stream, pond, or bog.
Precautions in snake country
Did You Know?
... that in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...