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Contact: Kathleen Sandt, Public Affairs Specialist, (570) 426-2472; (570) 234-9144
Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that the 2016 winterization plan for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area includes keeping several visitor use sites open and closing others. “Plowing and treating the main roads through the park is a top priority when we have snow and ice. Secondary roads, administrative buildings, and visitor use sites will be plowed after the main roads have been cleared and are safe for travel,” said Donahue. The following locations will remain open through the winter but may not be cleared of snow and ice immediately following a storm: Blue Mountain Lakes, Smithfield Beach, Dingmans Access, Milford Beach, Point of Gap Overlook, and Millbrook Village. The McDade Recreational Trail is accessible from Smithfield Beach, Milford Beach and Dingmans Access.
Sites that are closed for winter include: Bushkill Access, Eshback Access, Hialeah Picnic Area, George W. Childs Recreation Site, Dingmans Falls Visitor Center, Poxono Boat Launch, Turtle Beach, Van Campen Inn, Watergate, Namanock, Resort Point Overlook, Raymondskill Falls, and the main parking lot and restrooms at Kittatinny Point. The sites that are closed through the winter were selected based on factors including water supply systems requiring winterization, reduced custodial staff, and other priorities for snow and ice removal.