WAYNE & PIKE - During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. This includes the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, according to statements released by the two park units on Monday, January 22.

Superintendent Kristina Heister, said that Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance, including plowing parking lots and accesses or shoveling walkways.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.
All park programs have been canceled, including programs offered by The Eagle Institute at Lackawaxen, Pa.

The Roebling Bridge vehicle thoroughfare will be maintained, while the walkways will not.

Delaware Water Gap NRA

Kathleen Sandt, Public Affairs Specialist, stated that as long as conditions permit, park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air areas at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs have been canceled.

Pocono Environmental Education Center, Peters Valley School of Craft, Mohican Outdoor Center and Bushkill Outreach will remain in operation during the shutdown.  Primary roads will be plowed in the event of a snowstorm.
As always, in the event of an emergency, please call 911.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.