Current Conditions


A no hiking sign depicting the silhouette of a person wearing a backpack with a line going thru the figure signifying NO!
Area closures are for the protection of both our visitors and of the resources. Please don't violate area closures

NPS Photo / Victoria Stauffenberg

Temporary Closure Areas in the Park

The following areas within the park are closed to visitors:

New Jersey Closure Areas

Pennsylvania Closure Areas

  • Bushkill Meeting Center
  • George W. Childs Park and associated trails
  • Dingmans Falls Road: Open to vehicles Mondays at noon, except federal holidays, to Fridays at dusk

  • Dingmans Falls Visitor Center

  • Park Headquarters (1978 River Road, Bushkill, PA 18324); Park information and passport stamps available outside main entrance
  • Valley View Group Camground

Additional Notes:

  • Some public restrooms at sites around the park remain closed
  • Please pay special attention to road and trail closure signs, and visit for the latest updates. Note: A Facebook account is not necessary to view posts on Facebook.

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

  • Face masks are required in all park buildings and on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
    Masks are required in all park buildings and facilities, including those that are operated by partners, volunteers, and concessioners, or are under lease. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, boardwalks, overlooks and observation platforms, pavilions, river access points, parking lots, and areas near restrooms, bulletin boards and informational panels, and in other areas of interest that attract large numbers of visitors.
  • 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: November 30, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill , PA 18324


570 426-2452

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