List of New Jersey State Parks
Allaire State Park is probably best known for its historic 19th-century ironmaking town, Allaire Village, and its antique steam trains on the Pine Creek Railroad. Allaire State Park is located in Farmingdale, NJ
Allamuchy Mountain State Park features several miles of trails that crisscross through the forests and marshlands of the Allamuchy State Park located Hackettstown, NJ
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park sits on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points, for coastal vessels bound to and from New York along the New Jersey coastline. They depended on Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. A panoramic view of Island Beach, Barnegat Bay, and Long Beach Island awaits visitors at the top of Barnegat Lighthouse. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located in Barnegat Light, NJ
Cape May Point State Park is located on the southern tip of New Jersey. Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail. Cape May Lighthouse, a 157-foot-high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation and is a major attraction for many visitors to the area. The tip of Cape May is one of the most popular sites in North America for viewing the fall bird migration. Dragonflies and Monarch Butterflies migrate through the area as well.
Cheesequake State Park, open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park. Cheesequake State Park is located in Matawan, NJ
Corson's Inlet State Park offers outstanding scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species. Corsons Inlet is extremely popular for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing.
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is a 70-mile linear park, that is a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. At Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park nearly 36 miles of the main canal and 22 miles of the feeder canal still exist, with many historic structures along the canal. There are numerous multi-use trails and a historic towpath found along the feeder and main canal. Fishing is permitted the entire length of the canal.
Double Trouble State Park features high quality Pinelands watershed, and an extremely well preserved historic village. Originally a cranberry farm and packing plant, the former company town called Double Trouble is a window into past and current industries in the Pinelands. Double Trouble State Park is located in Bayville, NJ
Farny State Park features tall red, white and black oaks, that dominate the forest canopy, which also serves as habitat for the endangered red-shouldered hawk and threatened barred owl.
Fort Mott State Park visitors can wander through the old batteries following interpretive signs with detailed descriptions of the fort. Fort Mott State Park is located in Pennsville, NJ
Hacklebarney State Park is often described as the most beautiful park in New Jersey. Hacklebarney State Park is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers. Three rare and endangered plant species exist within the park: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort. Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park.
High Point State Park is 1,803 feet above sea level. The spring-fed waters of the 20-acre Lake Marcia are cool and refreshing for swimmers. High Point State Park is located in Sussex, NJ
Hopatcong State Park has a historical museum located in the old Morris Canal locktenders house, and offers exhibits on local American Indian history, the Morris Canal, and the history of the lake. Hopatcong State Park is located in Landing, NJ
Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Miles of sand dunes and white sandy beaches offer habitat to maritime plants, and diverse wildlife that is almost the same as it was thousands of years ago.
Kittatinny Valley State Park features Lake Aeroflex, a 117-acre, 110-foot deep glacial lake, and former railroads trails, two historically significant rail-trails. The Sussex Branch Trail constructed in 1851 is the former right-of-way of the Sussex Railroad, and The Paulinskill Valley Trail was once part of the right-of-way of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. Kittatinny Valley State Park is located near Andover, New Jersey
Liberty State Park is along the Hudson River with views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Liberty State Park has 1,212 acres, and takes up more than a mile of the Jersey City waterfront. In the northeast corner of the park is the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, a historic transportation building. The southeastern corner of the park contains the Statue of Liberty overlook. Despite all the scenery, the western portion is dominated by the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center, with floors of exhibits, the biggest Hoberman sphere in the world and the biggest Kodak Omni Theatre IMAX dome screen in the country. Ferry service from Liberty State Park to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is available throughout the year. Liberty State Park is located in Jersey City, NJ
Long Pond Ironworks State Park is known for its old stone walls, furnaces and other remnants of a once industrious ironworking community that now sits next to the swiftly flowing Wanaque River. A dam at "Long Pond" (Greenwood Lake) on the upper Wanaque River provided the hydropower. Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766. The remnants of the ironmaking structures at the park date from the 18th and 19th centuries. The "Old Country Store" has been renovated and now houses the Long Pond Ironworks Museum. Long Pond Ironworks State Park is located in West Milford, New Jersey,
Monmouth Battlefield State Park is a 1,810-acre park that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. There is a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse entitled, the Craig House. The battle of Monmouth in 1778 was the longest battle of the American Revolution, that battle is reenacted every year. Monmouth Battlefield State Park is located in Manalapan NJ.
Parvin State Park comprises over 1300 acres on the edge of the Pine Barrens. Several trails run through the pine forests and Atlantic white cedar swamps. There are three lakes popular for fishing and boating: Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run. Parvin State Park is home to the state-threatened barred owl and the endangered swamp pink. Parvin State Park is located in Pittsgrove NJ.
Princeton Battlefield State Park preserves the site of the Battle of Princeton in 1777 which was a victory for General Washington's revolutionary forces over British forces. The park's hiking trails lead to the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Additional highlights of Princeton Battlefield State Park is the Clarke House Museum and Mercer Oak, a tree which stood in the middle of the battlefield. Princeton Battlefield State Park is a 100-acre state park located in Princeton, New Jersey
Rancocas State Park has a network of hiking trails, Rancocas Creek and an extensive freshwater tidal marsh. The Audubon Society operates a nature center and sponsors wildlife programs. A portion of the park is leased to the Powhatan Indians. A replica of the Indian village of the 1600s has been constructed in Rancocas State Park located just east of Camden, NJ
Ringwood State Park has The State Botanical Garden: A 96-acre botanical garden that contains an extensive variety of plants, evergreens, trees and shrubs. Ringwood Manor: A country house, which was home for a succession of well-known ironmasters for nearly 200 years. Skylands Manor: Built in the 1920s, it is constructed of native stone, half-timbers and large windows, some of which contain 16th-century stained glass medallions. Shepherd Lake Recreation Area: A 74-acre lake with spring-fed waters. Numerous Trails: Multi use trails suitable for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Ringwood State Park is located in Ringwood NJ.
Stephens State Park has the remains of one of the Morris Canals twenty-three locks and a section of the old canals towpath. There are six miles of marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The Musconetcong River in the Stephens State Park provides excellent fishing for brown, rainbow and brook trout. There are 470 acres open to hunting. Stephens State Park is located in Hackettstown, NJ
Swartswood State Park is New Jersey's first state park. Swartswood State Park variety of recreational activities. Swartswood State Park contains Swartswood Lake in which you can swim, boat or fish and several multi-use trails: Duck Pond Multi-Use Trail, Spring Lake Trail, Bear Claw Trail, and Grist Mill Trail. Swartswood State Park is located near Newton, NJ
Voorhees State Park has multi-use trails, two footpaths, and an Observatory, The 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope is one of the largest privately owned telescopes in New Jersey. The public is invited to explore the night sky at skywatching programs. Voorhees State Park is located two miles north of High Bridge, NJ
Washington Crossing State Park provides historical significance and opportunities for several indoor and outdoor activities. Indoor activities include the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum, Swan Historical Foundation Collection, Johnson Ferry House, and an Observatory. Outdoor activities include an Open Air Theatre and there are 15 miles of moderate trails, and a natural area that supports the spring avens, a rare woodland herb of the rose family. Washington Crossing State Park is located in Titusville, NJ
Washington Rock State Park is situated on top of Watchung Mountain, which was a valuable lookout point for General George Washington in 1777, during the American Revolution. Washington Rock State Park commemorates these historical events. Washington Rock State Park is located in Green Brook Township, NJ
Wawayanda State Park encompasses several natural areas, Lake Wawayanda and over 40 miles of marked trails, and a twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park. Wawayanda State Park is located near Hewitt, NJ
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