New Jersey Parks, Forests, and Natural Areas: A Guide

New Jersey Parks, Forests, and Natural Areas: A Guide

by Michael Brown

ISBN-10: 0813524814

ISBN-13: 9780813524818

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Want to know where in New Jersey you can go fossil hunting? How about cranberry harvesting? Perhaps you'd like to find the most accessible Garden State fishing areas for people with disabilities? Or maybe you've just been wondering how Double Trouble State Park got its name?

Now in its third edition, this updated guide-the first of its kind for New Jersey-lists over


Want to know where in New Jersey you can go fossil hunting? How about cranberry harvesting? Perhaps you'd like to find the most accessible Garden State fishing areas for people with disabilities? Or maybe you've just been wondering how Double Trouble State Park got its name?

Now in its third edition, this updated guide-the first of its kind for New Jersey-lists over 250 parks, forests, and natural areas in the Garden State, from national, state, city, and county parks to nature preserves run by nonprofit groups, arboretums, and undeveloped wildlife management areas. Wherever you live in New Jersey, you can find a beautiful place nearby for picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and a host of other outdoor activities. All are open to the public, and most are free or charge only a small fee. Michael P. Brown divides the state into six regions along county lines and includes helpful maps, so outdoor enthusiasts can easily plan excursions.

For each park, the guide provides up-to-date, practical information about locations, phone numbers, fees, hours, seasons, acreage, regulations, handicap access, special facilities and activities, campsites, swimming and boat launching sites, restrooms, playgrounds and picnic sites, hunting and fishing, and hiking. This edition also includes broadened coverage of mountain biking and horseback riding.

Michael P. Brown is a school librarian who lives in Kendall Park, New Jersey. He and his family enjoy visiting many of the parks described in this book.

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Table of Contents

Region 1Sussex, Morris, & Warren Counties7
Allamuchy Mountain State Park10
Bear Swamp Wildlife Management Area11
Berkshire Valley Wildlife Management Area11
Black River Wildlife Management Area12
Columbia Lake Wildlife Management Area13
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area14
Flatbrook-Roy Wildlife Management Area16
Frelinghuysen Arboretum17
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge18
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center20
Hacklebarney State Park20
Hainesville Wildlife Management Area21
Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area22
Hedden Park23
High Point State Park23
Hopatcong State Park25
Jenny Jump State Forest26
Kittatinny Valley State Park28
Lewis Morris Park29
Loantaka Brook Reservation30
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation32
Merrill Creek Reservoir Environmental Preserve33
Morristown National Historic Park34
Musconetcong River Wildlife Management Area37
Old Troy Park38
Oxford Furnace Lake Park38
Passaic River Park39
Paulinskill River Wildlife Management Area39
Pequest Wildlife Management Area40
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area41
Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area41
Schooley's Mountain Park42
Silas Condict Park43
Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area43
Stephens State Park44
Stokes State Forest45
Swartswood State Park47
Tourne Park48
Trout Brook Wildlife Management Area49
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge49
Walpack Wildlife Management Area50
Wawayanda State Park51
Weldon Brook Wildlife Management Area52
White Lake Wildlife Management Area53
Whittingham Wildlife Management Area53
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area54
Worthington State Forest55
Region 2Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, & Union Counties57
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest60
Branch Brook Park60
Brookdale Park63
Campgaw Mountain Reservation63
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary64
Darlington County Park65
Eagle Rock Reservation65
Echo Lake Park66
Flat Rock Brook66
Garrett Mountain Reservation67
Goffle Brook Park68
James A. McFaul Wildlife Center69
James J. Braddock--North Hudson Park69
Liberty State Park70
Lincoln Park71
Long Pond Iron Works State Park72
Mills Reservation73
Newark Pequannock Watershed73
Norvin Green State Forest74
Palisades Interstate Park75
Pascack Brook County Park80
Passaic River Park80
Rahway River Park81
Ramapo Mountain State Forest82
Ramapo Valley County Reservation83
Richard W. Dekorte Park84
Rifle Camp Park85
Ringwood State Park86
Riverside County Park88
Saddle River County Park89
Samuel Nelkin County Park91
Sawmill Creek Wildlife Management Area91
South Mountain Reservation92
Stephen R. Gregg Park93
Tenafly Nature Center93
Van Saun County Park94
Verona Park95
Wanaque Wildlife Management Area96
Warinanco Park97
Watchung Reservation98
Weequahic County Park99
Weis Ecology Center100
West Essex County Park101
Wood Dale County Park101
Region 3Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, & Somerset Counties103
Amwell Lake Wildlife Management Area106
Baldwin Lake Wildlife Management Area107
Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area107
Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge (see Princeton Institute Woods)
Cheesequake State Park108
Clinton Wildlife Management Area110
Colonial Park110
Davidson's Mill Pond Park113
Deer Path Park114
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park116
Donaldson Park119
Duke Island Park120
Hamilton Veterans Park121
Herrontown Woods121
Hoffman Park122
Hunterdon County Arboretum123
John A. Roebling Park124
Johnson Park124
Joseph Medwick Park125
Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area126
Lord Stirling Park127
Mercer County Park128
Merrill Park129
Musconetcong River Reservation130
North Branch Park131
Plainsboro Preserve132
Princeton Battlefield State Park132
Princeton Institute Woods133
Roosevelt Park134
Rosedale Park135
Round Valley Recreation Area135
Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuaries137
Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve137
Sourland Mountain Preserve138
South Branch Reservation138
Spring Lake Park141
Spruce Run Recreation Area142
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Nature Preserve143
Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve144
Thompson Park145
Union Furnace Nature Preserve146
Voorhees State Park147
Warren Park148
Washington Crossing State Park148
Washington Valley Park151
Region 4Monmouth & Ocean Counties153
A. Paul King Park156
Allaire State Park156
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area159
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park161
Beaver Dam Creek County Park161
Berkeley Island County Park162
Butterfly Bogs Wildlife Management Area163
Cattus Island County Park164
Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area164
Dorbrook Recreation Area165
Double Trouble State Park166
Eno's Pond County Park167
Forked River Mountain Wildlife Management Area168
Gateway National Recreation Area--Sandy Hook Unit168
Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area169
Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area170
Hartshorne Woods Park171
Holmdel Park171
Huber Woods Park174
Imlaystown Lake Wildlife Management Area174
Island Beach State Park175
Lake Shenandoah County Park177
Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area178
Manasquan Reservoir179
Manasquan River Wildlife Management Area180
Manchester Wildlife Management Area181
Monmouth Battlefield State Park183
Ocean County Park184
Poricy Park184
Prospertown Lake Wildlife Management Area185
Sedge Islands Wildlife Management Area186
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park187
Shark River Park187
Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area188
Stanley "Tip" Seaman County Park189
Tatum Park189
Thompson Park190
Turkey Swamp Park191
Turkey Swamp Wildlife Management Area192
Upper Barnegat Bay Wildlife Management Area193
Wells Mills County Park193
Whiting Wildlife Management Area194
Region 5Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, & Salem Counties197
Abbotts Meadow Wildlife Management Area200
Bass River State Forest200
Berlin Park202
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest203
Cooper River Park204
D.O.D. Ponds Wildlife Management Area205
Elmer Lake Wildlife Management Area206
Fort Mott State Park206
Glassboro Wildlife Management Area209
Greenwich Lake Park209
Haddon Lake Park210
Harrisonville Lake Wildlife Management Area210
Hopkins Pond211
James G. Atkinson Memorial Park212
Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area212
Maria Barnaby Greenwald Memorial Park213
Maskells Mill Pond Wildlife Management Area213
Medford Wildlife Management Area214
New Brooklyn Park215
Newton Lake Park215
Parvin State Park216
Pemberton Lake Wildlife Management Area217
Penn State Forest218
Rancocas State Park219
Red Bank Battlefield Park220
Salem River Wildlife Management Area220
Scotland Run Park221
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge222
Swan Bay Wildlife Management Area222
Thundergust Pond Wildlife Management Area223
Wharton State Forest224
White Oak Branch Wildlife Management Area227
Winslow Wildlife Management Area228
Region 6Atlantic, Cape May, & Cumberland Counties231
Absecon Wildlife Management Area234
Beaver Swamp Wildlife Management Area234
Belleplain State Forest235
Birch Grove Park237
Bridgeton City Park238
Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area239
Cape May County Park239
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge240
Cape May Point State Park242
Cape May Wetlands Wildlife Management Area243
Cedarville Ponds Wildlife Management Area244
Clarks Pond Wildlife Management Area244
Corson's Inlet State Park246
Dennis Creek Wildlife Management Area246
Dix Wildlife Management Area247
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge--Brigantine Division247
Egg Island Wildlife Management Area248
Estell Manor Park248
Fortescue Wildlife Management Area250
Gaskill Park250
Gibson Creek Wildlife Management Area251
Gum Tree Corner Wildlife Management Area251
Hammonton Creek Wildlife Management Area252
Hammonton Lake Park253
Heislerville Wildlife Management Area253
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area254
Lenape Park255
Makepeace Lake Wildlife Management Area256
Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area257
Maurice River Wildlife Management Area258
Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area258
Millville Wildlife Management Area259
Nantuxent Wildlife Management Area260
New Sweden Wildlife Management Area260
Peaslee Wildlife Management Area261
Pork Island Wildlife Management Area261
Port Republic Wildlife Management Area262
River Bend262
Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area263
Union Lake Wildlife Management Area264
The Wetlands Institute265
Weymouth County Park265
Whirlpool Island County Park266

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