• 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 will be closed through September as repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in October.

Things To Do

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Are you curious about nature? Would you like to see artisans at work, or visit historical sites? How about a scenic hike or a bike ride? The national recreation area is a great place to explore and discover new wonders. Ask at visitor centers about ranger-led activities and junior ranger programs.

Events and Programs

Hike

Bike

Paddle (canoe, kayak, raft, or tube)

Swim

Picnic

Camp

Take a Scenic Drive

Explore History

Fish and Hunt

Boat

More to do Outdoors

Did You Know?

A ranger in the uniform of the French and Indian War.

... 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...