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.
Interns: Interpretation and Education
Interns in Interpretation & Education will have opportunities to use and improve oral and written communication skills in their daily interactions and through formal and informal visitor contacts, program presentation, and exhibit development.
A portion of the intern's time will be spent at visitor centers where duties include providing information, directions, and orientation to visitors and selling bookstore items and NPS passes. Interns also present formal interpretive programs including campfire programs, guided hikes, Junior Ranger programs, costumed living history demonstrations and tours, waterfall walks, and curriculum-based education programs. Each intern will be responsible for researching and developing at least one new interpretive program and an exhibit.
Interns have been hired in a voluntary capacity or as paid seasonal employees; the distinguishing feature of an intern's service is work that merits planned academic credit, rather than monetary compensation.
Candidates for interpretive work should be familiar with a variety of outdoor recreational activities; interns may be required to lead guided hikes of up to 5 miles over steep and rugged terrain in hot weather.
For more information on Interpretation & Education internships, please contact the Interpretation & Education Division (e-mail) at (570) 426-2413.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a current resume and college transcript to the attention of Interpretation & Education Internships at:
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Please be as specific as possible and include references. Graduate and undergraduate students from all majors may apply. Application packets must be received by March 15 to be considered for a spring/summer position. Applications received after that date will be considered for later positions.
The U.S. Government volunteer website lists current internship openings for this park (Search by the park's zip code: 18324), and accepts on line applications. The site also lists internship opportunites throughout the National Parks.
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...