• 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.

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?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...