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.
Eastern National is a cooperating association which operates bookstores in the visitor centers at Dingmans Falls and Kittatinny Point. Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to America's national parks and public trusts.
Eastern National The bookstores are open when the visitor centers are open (hours). Sales items include not only books, but toys and souvenirs of an educational nature. Items are also available through mail order and an on line bookstore. For more information, call (570) 828-7055, or write:
Eastern National also publishes and sells a number of materials that are specifically about this park, including:
• Exploring Delaware Water Gap History: a Field Guide to the Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes of Delaware Wate Gap National Recreation Area by park historian Susan Kopczynski. (108 pp., 8.5 x 5.5" spiral bound, black and white) ISBN 1-888213-49-3
• Down the Delaware: A River User's Guide by park staff. (64 pp., 8.5 x 5.5", 2-color) ISBN 1-59091-017-6
• There were Camps Along the Delaware: Memories of boy scouting on the Delaware River by park seasonal interpreter and former camper Albert Zusman. (14 pp., 8.5 x 7" black and white) ISBN 9 1-888213-62-0
On-line ordering information or call Eastern National in the park at (570) 828-7055.
Did You Know?
... that hemlock groves in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are threatened by a non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Hemlocks provide shade for spectacular rhodondenron, for trout streams, and for native wildflowers. As hemlocks weaken and die, they are cut down for your safety. More...