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Seasonal Road Closures

  • Blue Mountain Lakes Road (in New Jersey) above the Blue Mountain Lakes trailhead parking area – closed January 1 until snow has melted in the spring (usually mid-April)

  • Skyline Drive (in New Jersey) – closed January 1 until snow has melted in the spring (usually mid-April)

  • Access road to Dingmans Falls (in Pennsylvania) parking area – closed at first significant snowfall until snow has melted in the spring (usually mid-April)

  • Hialeah Picnic Area – closed at first significant snowfall until snow has melted in the spring (usually mid-April)
  • George W. Childs Park – closed at first significant snowfall until snow has melted in the spring (usually mid-April)

National Weather Service

Upper Delaware River

Middle Delaware River

Lower Delaware River

USGS Current Water Data

Three gauges monitor the river and two major tributaries within the park. Ideal canoeing and kayaking conditions are generally considered at river levels under seven feet (as measured at the Montague gauge).

High Water Events

A High Water Event is declared when the predicted water levels may necessitate the closing of buildings, facilities, roads, and/or the river corridor itself. The park takes specific actions when the river levels are predicted to reach specific heights as indicated at the Montague gage.
  • 8 feet and higher – wearing lifejacket is mandatory; no swimming is permitted at river beaches
  • 13 feet and higher – Bushkill Access is closed
  • 18 feet and higher – river is considered dangerous; all river access closed; no boating permitted
  • 23 feet and higher – parts of US 209, Old Mine Rd, and River Rd closed due to water on roadway

Last updated: September 11, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452

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