SWARTSWOOD STATE PARK

Important notice - Restroom by shelters

Restroom by shelters closed annually, October 15 through April 15.  Main campground restroom open year-round with flush toilets, heat and hot showers. Call the park office for more information at 973-383-5230.

 

State Park Service Overnight Facilities Update

Effective February 1, the State Park Service will begin to accept reservations for select family tent and trailer campsites, RV sites, and wilderness campsites for the period of April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos, group lean-tos, group campsites, group wilderness campsites, primitive campsites, and primitive group campsites remain closed at this time.

We look forward to continue phased reopening of additional overnight facilities, and will update as we are able.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through such unprecedented circumstances.

 

 

Come visit New Jersey’s first state park and historic landmark destination for outdoor recreation and leisure activities. Swartswood Lake is the park’s main attraction, welcoming visitors from all around to its calm waters for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming or simply relaxing along the shores. 

This remote and rural area is off the beaten path and away from all major highways, but worth finding. During your visit, you won’t see jet skis or gas-powered motor boats racing across the 519-acre natural glacial lake ~ only electric motors are permitted. Instead, expect views of colorful sailboats, canoes, and kayaks on the still waters of Swartswood Lake.

As a bonus, Little Swartswood Lake offers all of the same on a smaller scale, just minutes away by car or a short hike. Bring binoculars for a view of the eagle’s nest across the lake from the boat launch and the many resident bald eagles frequently seen around the area. So, pack your gear for the day or weekend and take advantage of all the activities the natural landscape has to offer.

Whether you prefer land or water, winter or summer, the park is open year-round with something to do every season.  

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Group Campsite, Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: A
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 20
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Pit
Cost: Resident $40.00 - Non-Resident $80.00 (Per Day)
Group Campsite, Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: B
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 15
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Pit
Cost: Resident $30.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Group Campsite, Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: C
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 20
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Pit
Cost: Resident $40.00 - Non-Resident $80.00 (Per Day)
Pet Friendly, Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS42
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Pet Friendly, Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS43
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Pet Friendly, Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS44
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Pet Friendly, Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS45
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S1
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S2
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S3
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S4
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S5
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Shelter
Closed for Off-Season
Site: S6
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 4
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $48.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS01
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS02
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS03
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS04
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS05
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS06
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS07
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS08
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS09
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS10
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS11
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS12
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS13
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS14
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS15
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS16
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS17
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS18
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS19
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS20
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS21
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS22
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS23
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS24
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS25
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS26
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS27
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS28
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS29
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS30
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS31
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS32
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS33
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS34
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS35
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS36
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS37
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS38
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS39
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS40
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS41
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS46
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS47
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS48
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS49
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS50
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS51
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS52
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS53
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS54
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS55
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS56
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS57
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS58
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS59
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS60
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS61
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS62
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS63
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS64
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
Tent, Trailer
Closed for Off-Season
Site: CS65
Area: Swartswood Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 6
Shade: Partial
Toilets: Flush
Cost: Resident $20.00 - Non-Resident $25.00 (Per Day)
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Contact Information

Mailling Address: SWARTSWOOD STATE PARK
PO Box 123
Swartswood, New Jersey 07877

Direct Line: (973) 383-5230

Emergency Number: (877) 927-6337

Amenity Details

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Hiking Moderate
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Important Information

Changes to or cancellations of reservations need to be done 24 hours prior to your arrival date. Standard fees apply.

Check-In - Check-in is mandatory and required upon your arrival at the Park. Check-in is available during office hours. Should you arrive when the office is closed you may proceed to your facility and check in the following morning when the office re-opens. Please refer to your confirmation email, as check-in times vary by facility.

No pets are allowed except in designated areas.

Alcohol beverages are not permitted in any New Jersey State Park Service area.

No Smoking or vaping

Black bears inhabit the area.All food and coolers must be stored in vehicles at all times.

Firewood is not provided but it can be purchased at the park office.

Vehicle Limit — No more than two vehicles (including trailers) may be parked at a camping facility. For a $5.00 fee, additional vehicles may be parked in our campers' visitor parking area.

Visitors are allowed at camping facilities between 8 am and 8 pm.

All visitors must pay day-use parking fees. The number of visitors may be restricted.

Quiet hours are observed between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.

Water, electric and sewer hook-ups are not provided at campsites.

Generators are not permitted as a courtesy for all campers. Campsites were designed primarily for tent camping.

Shelters are locked. Entry is by a key pad combination code which you should receive in your confirmation letter (or call the office to receive your key code) . Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is Noon. 

Check-in and check-out time for campsites and groupsites is Noon.

Facility Details

For your convenience, restroom facilities, showers, changing areas and first aid station are located near the beach. The food concession stand is also located within our beach area complex. From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, the concession sells food, refreshments and basic supplies.

Secluded picnic areas overlooking the lake can be found throughout the park with picnic tables and grills available at each site. Charcoal fires must be contained in the metal grills provided at the site. Visitors are free to bring their own grills. Wood fires are not permitted.

A group picnic pavilion that can accommodate a maximum of 80 people may be reserved for a fee year round. A sand volleyball pit, basketball court, playgrounds and open playing fields are located near the picnic areas and are available on a first come first serve basis. Boat rentals are available in the park on a seasonal basis from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.

Campsites: We offer the choice of wooded or grassy campsites in a natural setting within walking distance of Swartswood Lake and all park amenities. All sites vary in size and shape. Large sites are approximately 55 X 45"; medium 50" X 35"; small 35" X 25". This is just a guide to help choose a campsite. Each site includes a fire ring, picnic table and lantern holder. Maximum occupancy is six. Facilities include a boat launch, drinking water, restrooms and showers. Campsites 1-21 are open year round. Campsites 22-65 are open April 1 through October 31.

Group Campsites: Three group sites are located across the road from the park office in a secluded area by Duck Pond. Each site has a large picnic table, fire ring, lantern holder and raised grill to accommodate groups. Minimum occupancy is seven and maximum is twenty. Potable sanitary facilities are available near the sites. Water, flush toilets and showers are located in the main campground within walking distance (2100 ft. across county route 619). Open April 1 through October 31. 

Shelters: six shelters are located on top of a shady ridge. They are Cabin-like structures with wood stove for heat and two double deck bunks and a picnic style table. The Shelters sleep up to a maximum four people including children.  Each site includes a fire ring, picnic table and lantern holder. Flush toilets are nearby and shower facilities are located in the main campground bathhouse. Additional tents are not permitted on shelter sites. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is Noon.  Accessible to persons with disabilities. Open April 1 to December 15.

Note: No electrical outlets available for cooking, charging or inflating in the park so please plan accordingly

Attraction Details

Swartswood State Park is just one of many New Jersey State Parks in Sussex County. High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, Kittatiny Valley State Park and Worthington State Forest are all within an hour drive. The nearby Delaware River and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offer many recreational activities for visiting families to enjoy.

Swartswood State Park provides opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation including camping, swimming, fishing, boating (electric motors only), picnicking, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hunting, ice fishing and horseback riding (near-by). For some, just relaxing and enjoying the scenery is enough. Our lakes are an important ecological and recreational resource. Visitors come from all around for an opportunity to go swimming, boating or fishing in our lakes. Many just come to relax along the shores. The lakes are also home to a healthy bald eagle population. Daily sightings of a mature or immature bald eagle are common. Swartswood Lake is 519-acres and Little Swartswood Lake is 75-acres. Boat launches are available on both lakes. Only electric motors are permitted.

The beach is located in a cove near the northern end of the lake. The swimming area is staffed with lifeguards from 10 am to 6 pm Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, for your convenience, restroom facilities, showers, changing areas and first-aid station are located near the beach. Inner tubes, rafts and other flotation devices are not permitted in the swimming area. Only Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices are permitted. Pets are prohibited on the beach and in the water

Orientation

Swartswood State Park is located in Northwest New Jersey in the Ridge and Valley region of Sussex County, five miles west of the town of Newton. 

Directions

From Rt. 80, (West from NY or East from PA) take exit 25, Rt. 206 North to Newton, about 12 miles. From Newton, Make a left at the 2nd traffic light (Rt. 206 and Spring St.) then make a left at the next light on Rt. 519 North. Follow Rt. 519 North for approximately ½ mile to the next light and make a left on Rt. 622 at Sussex County College sign. Follow Rt. 622 for 4 ½ miles. Turn Left on Rt. 619. The park entrance is 1 mile south on Rt. 619. GPS Address: Swartswood State Park 1091 East Side Rd. Newton NJ DMS 41 04" 25.7" N 74 49" 07.62" W

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