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 »
Directions: Walpack/Van Campen Inn NJ
Walpack Center NJ GPS 41.158967 -74.880317
Van Campen Inn (Military Trail guide) GPS 41.164567 -74.892217
From the NORTH via Old Mine Road NJ through Peters Valley
Use Directions to Peters Valley via Old Mine Road from the north to reach Peters Valley NJ
For Walpack Center: At the stop sign at Peters Valley, continue straight across the intersection onto route NPS 615 south. Continue 3.5 miles to the village of Walpack Center on the left.
For Van Campen Inn: At the stop sign at Peters Valley, turn hard right onto Kuhn Road and continue 1/2 mile. The road (and paving) ends at a "T" intersection with an unpaved road. This is the original dirt roadbed of Old Mine Road. The road is passable to cars, but drive carefully and watch the road. Turn left (south) onto Old Mine Road and continue 2.5 miles to Van Campen Inn on the left.
From the SOUTH via Old Mine Road NJ from Interstate 80 through Millbrook Village) and
Use Directions to Millbrook Village to reach Millbrook Village.
At Millbrook Village, bear left from Old Mine Road, or turn right from Route 602, to continue north 2 miles to a bridge and a "T" intersection.
For Walpack Center: Turn right onto Route NPS 615 North. Continue on Route NPS 615 North 6.5 miles to the village on the right.
Did You Know?
... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...