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.
Directions to Smithfield Beach PA
From Interstate 80 westbound from New York City and New Jersey
Take PA Exit 310. Stay to the far right at the toll booth. Follow signs to Route 611 South down the circular ramp. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, continue straight across the intersection onto River Road. From this point it is 2.5 miles to the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware PA. Stay to the right in Shawnee and continue 3.2 miles farther on River Road to Smithfield Beach on the right.
From Interstate 80 eastbound from Harrsiburg and Route 476 (PA Turnpike Extension)
Take PA Exit 310. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, turn left onto River Road. From this point it is 2.5 miles to the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware PA. Stay to the right in Shawnee and continue 3.2 miles farther on River Road to Smithfield Beach on the right.
From Route 209 in Pennsylvania:
Turn east (left if southbound) onto River Road at the traffic light at Fernwood Resort in Bushkill PA. In 1.5 miles you will pass Park Headquarters, where (Monday to Friday) you can stop for a map and information. Continue 3.5 miles past Headquarters on River Road to Smithfield Beach on the left. Signal your turn, and turn with caution.
Did You Know?
... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...