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.
Dingmans Falls Area and Road Closed
Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, the boardwalk trail to the falls, and the access road are closed through while repairs to the road are made. We anticipate the area reopening in mid-November.
Interns: Cultural Resources
Within the recreation area are also a variety of Cultural Resources: a 19th-century historic village, an array of historic structures, and more than 400 archeological sites that record 10,000 years of continuous human habitation in the Delaware Valley.
Architectural projects currently include documenting historic structures through measured drawings and photographs and researching and writing a draft nomination for the National Register.
Curatorial projects include cataloging museum objects, conducting inventory, organizing storage, re-housing archival photographs and museum objects, archival research on historic furnishings, and developing temporary exhibits.
Archeological projects involve assisting with archeological investigations, testing, lab and curatorial work.
For more information on Cultural Resource internships, please contact the park archeological technician at (570) 588-6021. (e-mail)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a current resume and college transcript to the attention of Cultural Resource 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 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...