WAWAYANDA STATE PARK

State Park Service Overnight Facilities Update

Beginning Monday, April 26, reservations will be accepted for select State Park Service cabins, shelters and lean-tos:  Allaire State Park – Shelters – Open June 1, Bass River State Forest – Cabins – Open June 1, Bass River State Forest – Lean-tos – Open June 1, Brendan T Byrne State Forest – Shelters – April 30 , Belleplain State Forest – Shelters – Open May 28, Belleplain State Forest – Lean-tos – Open May 28, High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans' Memorial – Family Cabins – Open June 1, Jenny Jump State Forest – Shelters – Open May 1, Parvin State Park – Cabins – Open April 30, Spruce Run Recreation Area – Shelters – Open June 1, Stokes State Forest – Lake Ocquittunk Cabins – Open June 15, Stokes State Forest – Shotwell Lean-tos – Open June 1, Swartswood State Park – Shelters – Open May 14.  Please note that the Atsion Cabins (Wharton State Forest) and the Brendan T Byrne State Forest cabins remain closed due to capital improvement projects.

For the 2021 season, these facilities will be open Friday and Saturday nights only, ensuring thorough cleaning between guests. Reservations will be extended to three days over holiday weekends; Sunday May 30, July 4 and September 5.

Other additional campsites available for reservation Monday, April 26: Allaire State Park – Group Campsites – Open May 1, Bass River State Forest – Additional group campsites – Open May 1, Belleplain State Forest – additional North Shore campsites – Open May 28, Spruce Run Recreation Area – additional family campsites – Open May 1

Reservations continue to be accepted for all previously reopened site types through December 15. Please note that regularly scheduled seasonal closures will remain in place. For specific details, please contact the park or forest you are interested in visiting.

We look forward to the continued phased reopening of additional overnight facilities.

 

 

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT

Please be aware that the State Park Service has many primitive restrooms that do not have running water. Remember to bring your own hand sanitizer and other supplies to disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

For additional tips from the CDC when visiting parks and recreational facilities, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html

Wawayanda State Park was purchased with Green Acres funds beginning with the 1961 bond act. The park opened to the public in 1963. Wawayanda State Park is rich in history. The remains of the iron-smelting town of Double Pond lie along the northern shore of Wawayanda Lake. Operated during the 19th century, the charcoal blast furnace is the only remnant of a once-thriving village. Visitors are invited to observe the raceways and foundations that were once part of this industrial town. The focal point of Wawayanda State Park is the pristine 255-acre Wawayanda Lake and the numerous water related recreational activities. Almost one-third of the park has been preserved as designated natural areas.

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Area: Wawayanda Park
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Shade: Partial
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Cost: Resident $30.00 - Non-Resident $60.00 (Per Day)
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Area: Wawayanda Park
Site Access: Drive-In
Maximum People: 35
Shade: Partial
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Cost: Resident $70.00 - Non-Resident $140.00 (Per Day)
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Area: Wawayanda Park
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Cost: Resident $50.00 - Non-Resident $100.00 (Per Day)
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Area: Wawayanda Park
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Contact Information

Mailling Address: WAWAYANDA STATE PARK
885 Warwick Turnpike
HEWITT, New Jersey 07462

Direct Line: (973) 853-4462

Emergency Number: (877) 927-6337

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Important Information

  • All 4 sites are Pet friendly. Two pets per site, a copy of Rabies Vaccination is due upon arrival
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all New Jersey State Park areas.
  • Check in is at NOON. Check out is at NOON.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 6:00am.
  • Firewood is available for purchase at the park office from 9am-4pm daily.
  • Minimum age- campsites are to be reserved by at least one person, age 18 or older, who shall occupy and remain responsible for the site during the rental period.
  • Visitors are permitted from 8am-8pm. Applicable parking fees shall be paid upon entry.
  • Group Campsites can be reserved for a minimum of one night up to 14 consecutive nights.
  • Black Bears are present in New Jersey. You are required to keep a clean campsite. Dispose of trash in a prompt manner in appropriate receptacles. Bear Boxes have been provided at each campsite for your use, these are not trash receptacles, however, you may secure food/coolers inside. Do not leave food or food-related items unattended at your campsite.

Facility Details

Swimming beach, food concession (seasonal), Boat launch ramp, Boat rentals, playground, picnic tables, grills, ball fields, volleyball court, group campsites, hiking trails, biking trails, geocaching opportunities.

Attraction Details

Wawayanda State Park is just one of many State Parks located in the Northern Region. High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, Ringwood State Park and Swartswood State Park are all within an hour drive. Mountain Creek Waterpark is about fifteen minutes away. The Delaware River and Delaware Water Gap are also close enough for visiting families to enjoy. Our location also provides easy access to New York and Pennsylvania attractions.

  • Swimming- we offer a refreshing lake with a lifeguarded beach from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Group camping- Campsites are available from April 1- October 31, with a minimum requirement of 7 people per site.
  • Boating- boat launch available for personal watercraft, as well as a boat rental which offers: rowboats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and electric motor boats. Gas motors are not permitted in the lake.
  • Picnicking- several areas available, both shaded and open. We offer tables and grills. You may also bring your own grill if desired.
  • Trails- over 60 miles of hiking trails throughout the park. There is a 19.6 mile section of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the park as well.
  • Fishing- many species of game fish can be found in Wawayanda Lake. Landlocked salmon have been introduced to the lake beginning in 2006. Only a handful of deep lakes in New Jersey offer suitable year-round habitat for cold-water fish such as trout and salmon. A valid New Jersey fishing license is required.
  • Hunting- over 95% of the park is open for hunting. A valid New Jersey hunting license is required.
  • Winter activities- we offer snowmobiling trails, cross-country skiing trails, snowshoeing trails, ice fishing.

Orientation

Rock outcrops, dense woods and wetlands characterize the 40,000 acres of Wawayanda State Park. Located in Sussex and Passaic counties atop the Wawayanda Plateau along the New York border, the park is a refreshing oasis for nature and recreation.

Directions

ROUTE 3 West to ROUTE 46 West to ROUTE 23 North. Take ROUTE 23 North to Union Valley Road exit. Take Union Valley Road for about 6 miles to Stop sign. Go straight at Stop Sign to the 2nd Traffic Light (Shop-Rite Shopping Center on the Northwest Corner) and turn Left, keeping on Union Valley Road. Go another ¾ mile to a fork in the road and bear Left onto White Road (West Milford Florist is on Left). Go another ½ mile to a Stop sign and make Left, onto Warwick Tpk. Take for 4 miles and park entrance is on Left.

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