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 »
Internships at the Park
A National Park Service internship offers students valuable work experience in an agency committed to the conservation and enjoyment of our nation's natural and cultural resources. Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in their chosen field and will gain hands-on experience in resource management and interpretation.
Internships at this park last approximately 12 to 15 weeks, depending on the requirements of the academic institution. Most schedules and course requirements can be accommodated and starting dates are flexible. Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week, including weekends and holidays.
Training and uniforms (where needed) will be provided. The intern must provide transportation to and from work each day. Housing is generally not available. A driver's license is required in order to operate government vehicles within the park during the work day.
To apply, link to the page (above) in your area of interest.
Also, 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 in the 1750s, the northwest border of New Jersey (now Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area) was a frontier of the English colonies. In the French & Indian (Seven Years) War, a string of forts protected these settlements. The sites of seven of these outposts are in the park. More...