Wawayanda State Park At A Glance...
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- New Jersey Gateway Region Passaic County Skylands Region Sussex County
About Wawayanda State Park
Wawayanda State Park is located in Northern NJ, along the NJ/NY border. This natural area features an Atlantic white cedar swamp, mixed oak-hardwood forest and a glacially formed spring-fed lake and is habitat for the red-shouldered hawk, barred owl and great blue heron. Visitors have many activities/amenities available to them within the park. Stop by the visitors center on the way in for detailed maps and information about the park.
- Equestrian / Horseback
Lots of great hiking
Jogging / Running
Trail running at it's best
- Mountain Bike
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Large lake - Rentals are available.
- Playing in the playground
- Skiing / Snowboarding
There is a nice beach with lifeguards on duty during the summer
- Boat launch
- Picnic / Sitting Area
- Grills / Firering
- Picnic shelter(s)
- Picnic tables
0-0 All Campgrounds and RV parks
- Group Camping
Hike-to / Remote camping
When camping along the AT
Tent Camping Available
When camping along the AT
- Rentals Available
Kayak / Canoe / Rowboat Rentals
On site only
A few here and there. Mainly as bridges
Rugged / Rocky
Rocks, hills, woods, oh my
- State Parks
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
Amazing views on the west side of the park into the Vernon Valley
Contact / Location
- Primary Address:
- Get Directions Sussex, Passaic and Morris Counties
- (973) 853-4462
- Maps & Brochures:
- Wawayanda State Park Area Map
- Wawayanda State Park Trail Map
- Wawayanda State Park Trail Map East
- Wawayanda State Park Trail Map West
- Wawayanda State Park on Facebook
Things to See & Do
You will find an extensive well marked trail network (over 60 miles) used for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and hunting. Part of the Appalachian Trail passes through the northern section of the park, heading you from the Warwick Turnpike, past glacial erratics, over Pinwheel's Vista, and eventually down to Rt 94 in Vernon.
Wawayanda Lake offers a beach area for swimming and picnicking. As well as a boat ramp for row boats, kayaks, canoes, and more, as well as boat rentals. You can paddle for hours across this large glacial lake as you explore a jagged coastline, as well as multiple islands. Don't have a boat? Well why not rent one?
CampingThere is also group camping within the park.
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Related Groups / Organizations
Below are a few groups that we have connected to Wawayanda State Park. If we are missing any, please let us know
- Wawayanda State Park (~0 miles)
- Heaven Hill Farm (and garden center) (~3 miles)
- Mountain Creek Resort (~4 miles)
- Abram S. Hewitt State Forest (~4 miles)
- Drop Zone Tubing Park (~4 miles)
- Warwick Drive In (~5 miles)
- Ochs Orchard (~5 miles)
- Wallisch Homestead (~5 miles)
- Paintball Depot (~6 miles)
- Toye Recreation (~6 miles)
- Greenwood Lake Airport-4n1 (~6 miles)
- Tall Timbers Property Owners (~6 miles)
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