• 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.

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 ranger testing water quality in a stream.

... that the Middle Delaware River exceeds ordinary federal standards for clean water. Because of this, special higher standards have been set for the river, so it does not "deteriorate" to being just "clean enough." The river in this park is, and will remain, truly "cleaner than clean." More...