• 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 are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.

Large Competitive and Sports Events

A local father and son take on the Pocono Challenge.
NPS Photo by Michele Kuna

A variety of athletic events and competitions may possibly take place in the park. Permits are required. Please check the park's Schedule of Events, and call (570) 426-2440, for assistance selecting a date. Events generally must not interfere with normal visitor use of the park.


A fee of $50.00 is required to apply for an event permit in the park.This is an application processing fee. Additional fees may be payable depending on the place where the event will take place and the use of staff time involved in the event.

To get started on arrangements for a sports event in the park, download and complete this application.
Application for General Use (long form)

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...