Current Conditions

Old Mine Road Closure

A one-mile section of Old Mine Road between Millbrook and Flatbookville, NJ (mile-markers 13 to 14) will be closed to traffic Monday through Friday through early winter in order to repair this heavily damaged section of roadway. Blue Mountain Lakes Road, Blue Mountain Lakes, Crater Lake, and Rivers Bend Group Campground will be closed weekdays while work is completed. The road will reopen each Friday evening by 7:00 pm.

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Area Closures

The following areas are closed to all public entry:

  • Conashaugh View Horse Trail in PA
  • George W. Childs Park Trail in PA
  • Adams Creek in PA

Pay attention to road and trail closure signage, and visit www.facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS for the latest updates. Note: a Facebook account is not necessary to view posts on Facebook.

 
 

Seasonal Road Closures

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

  • Skyline Drive (in New Jersey) – closed January 1 until mid-April

  • Hialeah Picnic Area – closed at first significant snowfall until mid-April

  • George W. Childs Park – CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE

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
  • 15 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: October 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone:

(570) 426-2452

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