• 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.

Weddings in the Park

Interior of the Millbrook Village Church
Interior of the Millbrook Village Church
Photo by James L. Bauer

Both indoor and outdoor weddings take place in the park. Permits are required. Please check the Schedule of Events, and call (570) 426-2440 for assistance selecting a date. An application processing fee of $50.00 is required to apply for a wedding permit. Additional fees may be required. Outdoor weddings must not interfere with normal visitor use of the park. Several indoor locations may also be available for your special event.

Millbrook Village Church in New Jersey Directions
The most popular indoor setting for weddings in the park is the church at Millbrook Village in New Jersey. This church is a re-creation of a nineteenth century Methodist Episcopal Church, rebuilt in 1973. The church does not have a congregation or clergy. It seats about 100 persons. The church has electricity, but no plumbing, nor reception or changing rooms.

Walpack Center Church in New Jersey Directions
Another church in the park which has been used for weddings is the church at Walpack Center NJ, an original historic structure currently under restoration. The seating capacity will be about 250 persons when the pews are re-installed. The church does not have a congregation or clergy.


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

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

Did You Know?

A series of arm patches

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes lands which once belonged to 5 New Jersey boy scout camps. Private and religious camps also flourished along the riverbanks that are now part of the park at sites such as Turn Farm PA, Coppermine Inn NJ, and Coppermine Hiking Area NJ. More...