• 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.

  • 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.

Join Our Friends

The Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Friends of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, an independent, non-profit volunteer organization, is to support the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of this national park which surrounds the Delaware River from the Delaware Water Gap to the New York State border.

We accomplish this by:
• Raising funds to support the park's education and stewardship programs for which park funds are not available
• Increasing awareness of our national park and the Delaware River
• Providing community connection, expertise, advocacy and inspiration for the park.

The Friends also sponsor the park's Lecture Series, and Family Fun Days, which run from spring into fall and are posted on the Schedule of Events.

 

To Join The Friends

Interested in joining or helping the Friends? Contact the Friends at:

Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
1978 River Rd
Bushkill, PA 18324-9999

or call (570) 426-2418.

 

The Friends operate under a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service and have received 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service

Did You Know?

Sketch of a shiny, silvery, oval shaped fish with smallish fins

... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...