• 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.

Wildlife Safety

Part of the experience of visiting an area such as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is the opportunity to view various types of wildlife in their natural habitat. It is important, however, to remember that the park is their home, and humans are just visitors.

For their safety and yours, please follow these basic guidelines:

  • Never approach the wildlife. Respect their space and keep a safe distance between you and the wildlife.
  • Never feed the wildlife. By feeding animals they become dependent on human food, which can lead to dangerous situations between humans and animals.
  • Report sick or injured wildlife to Park Dispatch at (570) 426-2457; don't try to help them on your own.
  • Sick or injured animals may attack out of fear.
  • Never remove any wildlife from the park.
  • Remember to keep your pets on a 6 foot leash to protect both them and the local wildlife.

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...