New Jersey State Parks

Park NameImageLocationYear EstablishedSizeRemarksLinks
Allaire State ParkPineCreekRailroadwithLicence.jpgHowell and Wall townships in Monmouth County19403,205 acresFeatures restored nineteenth-century ironworks, Allaire Village; ecosystem and geography of New Jersey’s coastal plains region and Manasquan River floodplain—habitat for over 200 species of wildflowers, trees and plants, and birds; includes high-iron and acidic podzolic soils and bog iron deposits. Hosts the Pine Creek Railroad, an excursion rail line operated by the New Jersey Museum of Transportation.
Allamuchy Mountain State ParkAllamuchy Township, NJ - view of Allamuchy Mountain and Allamuchy Pond.jpgGreen and Byram townships in Sussex County;
Allamuchy Township in Warren County
Mount Olive Township in Morris County
19669,092 acres (36.79 km2)Located along Allamuchy Mountain and Musconetcong River, features 2,440-acre (9.9 km2) Allamuchy Natural Area of mature mixed oak-hardwood forests, natural fields; 14 miles (23 km) of marked and 20 miles (32 km) of unmarked trails including Sussex Branch Trail and Highlands Trail. 
Barnegat Lighthouse State ParkNJ LBI Lighthouse 08a (June 2004).JPGAt the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County195132 acres (0.13 km2)The site of Barnegat Lighthouse (1859); offers marine birdwatching and saltwater fishing, located along on New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. 
Cape May Point State ParkCape May Light NJ.jpgLower Township in Cape May County1972244 acres (0.99 km2)The site of Cape May Lighthouse (1859); premier location in North America for observing fall bird migration to the south. 
Capital State Park2009-08-17 View of downtown Trenton in New Jersey and the mouth of the Assunpink Creek from across the Delaware River in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.jpgTrenton in Mercer County2006Park currently being developed, includes buildings and areas of Trenton’s capitol complex, waterfront areas along Delaware River and Assunpink Creek; celebrate Trenton’s Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary War, ethnic, and industrial heritage 
Cheesequake State ParkCheesequake sp marsh.JPGOld Bridge Township in Middlesex County19401,610 acres (6.5 km2)Transitional zone between two different ecosystems featuring open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, Pine Barrens white cedar swamp, and northeastern hardwood forest. 
Corson’s Inlet State ParkCorson’s Inlet State Park.jpgCorson’s Inlet between Ocean City and Strathmere in Cape May County1963341 acres (1.38 km2)One of the last undeveloped tracts along the state’s oceanfront; features primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline overwash, marine estuaries; migratory and residential wildlife species; hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing. 
Delaware and Raritan Canal State ParkD&R Canal.jpgOver 60 miles (97 km) through Central New Jersey in Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, and Hunterdon counties.

19746,595 acres (26.69 km2)Delaware and Raritan Canal mileage including the 36-mile (58 km) main canal between New Brunswick and Trenton and 22-mile (35 km) feeder canal between Trenton and Frenchtown; many historic structures including buildings, locks, spillways, and towpath; described as “the longest (and narrowest) recreation area in the state. A greenway that snakes through one of the most heavily populated regions in the world.”
Double Trouble State ParkDouble Trouble cranberry bog.jpgLacey and Berkeley townships in Ocean County19648,495 acres (34.38 km2)Provides “a window into the Pine Barrens history” and region’s ecosystem; preserved historic village associated with New Jersey cranberry agriculture and Atlantic White Cedar logging and milling industries. 
Farny State ParkSwamp in Farny State Park - panoramio.jpgRockaway Township in Morris County19434,866 acres (19.69 km2)Adjacent to Splitrock Reservoir; features mature mixed oak hardwood forest, swamps, and streams characteristic of the Highlands physiographic province; provides habitat for the endangered red-shouldered hawk and threatened barred owl. 
Fort Mott State ParkFort Mott State Park, NJ - gun fire control tower.jpgPennsville Township in Salem County1951124 acres (0.50 km2)Coastal defense battery built 1872–1902 to protect the Delaware River and Philadelphia after the American Civil War. Troops were stationed at site from 1897 to 1922. 
Hacklebarney State ParkThe Black River, Hacklebarney State Park.jpgLocated between Long Valley and Chester in Morris County

19241,186 acres (4.80 km2)The glacial valley and gorge of the Black River; features the rock strewn landscape of the glacial moraine from the Wisconsinan glaciation; features three endangered species: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort 
High Point State ParkHigh Point Monument and Lake Marcia framed.jpgMontague Township, Sussex County192316,091 acres (65.12 km2)Donated by Colonel Anthony R. Kuser and wife Susie Dryden Kuser; landscaping designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York City’s Central Park. Features the highest elevation in New Jersey, High Point, a 1,803-foot (550 m) prominence of Kittatinny Mountain marked by a 220-foot (67 m) granite obelisk erected as veterans memorial. 
Hopatcong State ParkLake Hopatcong State Park NJ woman on grass.jpgLanding, Roxbury Township in Morris County; Hopatcong Borough in Sussex County1922163 acres (0.66 km2)Two separate parcels of land, one on the southwestern shore of state’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Hopatcong, another on Lake Musconetcong; the park features remnants of the Morris Canal and Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum. 
Island Beach State Park2013-08-21 12 34 24 Wetlands along Barnegat Bay near the southern end of Island Beach State Park, New Jersey.jpgFormer borough of Island Beach and Berkeley Township in Ocean County

19533,003 acres (12.15 km2)Island Beach is a narrow 10-mile (16 km) barrier island between Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay featuring untouched primary dunes, thicket, freshwater wetlands, maritime forest and tidal marshes; also New Jersey’s largest osprey colony, peregrine falcons, wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and migrating songbirds. 
Kittatinny Valley State ParkKittatinny Valley state park new Jersey September 2015.jpgAndover Borough and Andover Township, Sussex County19945,656 acres (22.89 km2)Features glacial lakes and limestone outcroppings at the headwaters of the Pequest River; part of the Sussex Branch Trail passes through park; site of the Aeroflex–Andover Airport, a New Jersey Forest Fire Service airbase for aerial wildfire suppression. 
Liberty State ParkLsp flag display.jpgJersey City in Hudson County

19761,212 acres (4.90 km2)Created to commemorate country’s bicentennial celebration, features Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ); sweeping view of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline; Liberty Science Center; “Empty Sky” Memorial for the September 11 terrorist attacks; ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. 
Long Pond Ironworks State ParkLPIWFurnace.jpgHewitt, West Milford Township in Passaic County

19746,911 acres (27.97 km2)Features Monksville Reservoir and ruins of Long Pond Ironworks, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ironworking community (1766–1882) along the Wanaque River. 
Monmouth Battlefield State ParkCornfield Monmouth.JPGManalapan and Freehold, in Monmouth County19611,818 acres (7.36 km2)Site of the June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution. George Washington and Continental Army attacked the rear of a British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton; features interpretative center, annual reenactment battle held in June, the Craig House (1746), the Rhea-Applegate house (1745), and a pick-your-own fruit orchard. 
Parvin State ParkOctober sunset over the lake 2014-01-16 01-43.jpgPittsgrove Township in Salem County19312,092 acres (8.47 km2)Features Pine Barrens swamp hardwood and pine forest ecosystem along Muddy Run (Maurice River tributary). Features over 200 flowering plant species including blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea. Historically, the home of a CCC camp (1933–1941), summer displacement camp for Japanese-American children during World War II; prisoner-of-war camp for German soldiers, and housing for Kalmyk refugees who escaped Eastern Europe and the USSR in 1952. 
Pigeon Swamp State ParkPigeonSwamp1.JPGSouth Brunswick Township in Middlesex County19651,078 acres (4.36 km2)Located in the watershed of Lawrence Brook, an undeveloped park featuring open ponds and hardwood forests that were a major nesting site for the now-extinct passenger pigeon.
Princeton Battlefield State ParkPrinceton Battlefield State Park (Princeton, NJ).JPGPrinceton Borough in Mercer County1777681 acres (2.76 km2)Site of the Battle of Princeton fought between British and American on January 3, 1777 — a victory that proved decisive in restoring American morale during American Revolution. Includes the Clarke House where General Hugh Mercer died from his wounds nine days later despite the efforts of Dr. Benjamin Rush. 
Rancocas State ParkRancocas State Park.jpgWestampton Township in Burlington County

19651,252 acres (5.07 km2)Located along the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek and an extensive freshwater tidal marsh. 
Ringwood State ParkSheperdLake.jpgRingwood in Passaic County

19374,444 acres (17.98 km2)Located on Ramapo Mountain, features historic Ringwood Manor, New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands Manor, and Shepherd Lake Recreation Area. 
Stephens State ParkMusconetcong River at Stephens State Park.jpgnear Hackettstown in Warren County; Mount Olive Township in Morris County1937805 acres (3.26 km2)Located along Musconetcong River, features remnants of one of 23 locks and section of towpath of the Morris Canal. Highlands Trail runs through the park. 
Swartswood State ParkSwartswood Lake from the state park beach.jpgStillwater Township, Sussex County19143,460 acres (14.0 km2)New Jersey’s first state park. The focus of the park was a place for recreation at the state’s third-largest freshwater lake, Swartswood Lake (a glacial lake). 
Voorhees State Parklakeside pavilion at Voorhees State Park in New Jersey in autumn foliageGlen Gardner Borough, Hunterdon County

19271,336 acres (5.41 km2)Former New Jersey governor Foster M. Voorhees created the park with donation of his 325-acre (1.32 km2) farm; scenic views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir; an observatory and astronomy education center, operated by the New Jersey Astronomical Association, offers the largest working telescope accessible to the public in the state—a 26-inch Cassegrain reflector. 
Washington Crossing State ParkWashington Crossing Park.jpgWashington Crossing and Titusville sections of Hopewell Township in Mercer County

19123,575 acres (14.47 km2)Commemorates site where General George Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, before the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolution. 
Washington Rock State ParkWinter view from Washington Rock State ParkGreen Brook Township, Somerset County

193252 acres (0.21 km2)Site of a lookout used by George Washington in 1777 monitor British troop movements around New York City and northern New Jersey when the Continental Army was stationed at the Middlebrook encampment. 
Wawayanda State ParkWawayanda.jpgVernon Township in Sussex County;
West Milford in Passaic County

196035,524 acres (143.76 km2)Wawayanda offers 60 miles (97 km) of trails including a 20-mile (32 km) segment of the Appalachian Trail. Features 1,325-acre (5.36 km2) Bearfort Mountain Natural Area, 399-acre (1.61 km2) Wawayanda Hemlock Ravine Natural Area (399 acres (1.61 km2)), and 2,167-acre (8.77 km2) Wawayanda Swamp Natural Area