Current Conditions


A sign that states "Area Closed" along a fence with trees in the background.
Area closures are for the protection of both our visitors and of the resources.

NPS Photo / Victoria Stauffenberg

Temporary Area Closures in the Park

The following areas within the park are closed to visitors due to construction or seasonal operations.

New Jersey Closures

Construction Closures
  • Watergate Recreation Site - More info available here.
Seasonal Closures
  • Cadoo Boat Launch is closed from Friday at dusk through Monday at noon from May 21 through Oct 2.
  • Skyline Drive (access to Crater Lake) is closed to motor vehicles from Friday at dusk through Monday at noon from May 21 through Oct 2.
Road Closures
  • Route 615 from Pompey Ridge Road to the Flatbrook Bridge is closed due to storm damage.
  • Mountain Road from Buttermilk Falls south to Hainey Mills is closed due to storm damage.

Pennsylvania Closures

Construction Closures
  • George W. Childs Park and associated trails
  • National Park Drive (including Slateford Bridge)
Seasonal Closures
  • Hialeah Picnic Area is closed from Friday at 8 pm through Monday at noon from May 21 through Oct 2.
  • Freeman Tract Road is closed to motor vehicles from Friday at 8 pm through Monday at noon from May 21 through Oct 2.

Additional Notes:
  • Restrooms are available at Kittatinny Point, Poxono Access, Blue Mountain Lakes, Crater Lake, Upper Glenn, Turtle Beach and Millbrook Village in NJ and at Hialeah, Smithfield Beach, Park Headquarters, Hidden Lake, Bushkill Meeting Center, Bushkill Access, Toms Creek, Dingmans Falls, Dingmans Access, Raymondskill, Cliff Park and Milford Beach in PA.
  • Milford Beach has lifeguards on duty Thursday through Monday from 10 am - 6 pm from June 19, 2022 to August 27, 2022.
  • Check out information on the free weekend shuttles at

Infographic with guidelines on safe recreation
Hiking safely means planning before you go. Don't forget to let someone know your hiking plans.

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Limited Services Available: Visit Responsibly

Most park trails are open, but some bathrooms are closed and services are limited. Law enforcement is on duty. All park regulations apply.

  • Avoid crowded trailheads
    If the parking lot is full, find a different trail. There are many available to you.
  • Park only in designated areas
    Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed.
  • Maintain social distance
    Even when outside, stay at least 6 feet from other people.
  • Pack out your trash
    Please help us keep you, wildlife, and employees safe.
  • Hike Safely
    Protect search and rescue personnel. Stay out of closed areas, mark the location of your car, and know your limits.

Last updated: August 15, 2022

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill , PA 18324


570 426-2452

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