TRANSACTION FEE FOR 2014:
Beginning January 1, 2014, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged for all walk-in overnight reservations.

WAWAYANDA STATE PARK, NJ

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...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 23 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

Pets are not permitted in camping areas.


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.
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Photo: Swiming at Lake Wawayanda
Overview

Description

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.

Geography:

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 24 2014 - Thu Jul 23 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • BATHHOUSE
  • BICYCLING
  • Ball Field
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing River
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Information/Contact station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Lake
  • Lifeguards (seasonal)
  • Mobile Food Service
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
  • RETAIL, SEASONAL CONCESSIONS
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Rent Paddle Boat
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Restrooms
  • River
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Lake
  • TRAILS , BICYCLE
  • TRAILS, HIKING, MODERATE
  • Telephone
  • Town
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • VOLLEYBALL NET
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Historic Structure/Feature
  • Interpretive Waysides
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Churches
  • Convenience Store
  • Fruit/Produce Picking
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park
  • Winery Tours
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fees, Changes & Cancellations

FEE INFORMATION
If you make an advanced reservation, a non-refundable reservation fee of $9.25 will be charged.

Your credit card will be charged at the time that the reservation is made. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your confirmation email.

Beginning January 1, 2014, if you make a walk-in registration at a park office, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged.

CHANGES
There is a $7.00 non-refundable reservation change fee required to make a change to any reservation.

Changes must be made prior to your check in date. Changes can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

Any changes made on the check in date are handled at the park office.

It is recommended that you change rather than cancel and rebook a site, because the fees are less.

Note: Reservations made 11 months in advance of the check in date must wait 16 days from the day the reservation was made before it can be changed.

CANCELLATIONS
The $9.25 reservation fee is non-refundable.

All cancellations/changes to a reservation will incur a $7.00 cancellation transaction fee.

Cancellations can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

The cancellation policy for campsites is: $40NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

The cancellation policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) depends on when the cancellation is made.

  • If you cancel seven days or less prior to your check in date, a one night use fee in addition to the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee, will be deducted from any refund due.
  • If you cancel eight days or more prior to your check in date, only the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee will be deducted.

EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY
The early departure policy for campsites is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to $40 NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

The early departure policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to a one night use fee will be deducted from any refund due.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Group Camping $3.00-$5.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Group Camping $3.00-$5.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.18333, -74.44944
41°11'0"N, 74°26'58"W

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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WAWAYANDA STATE PARK
885 WARWICK TURNPIKE
HEWITT  NJ  07462

Phone Number:

Information:  (973)853-4462
Additional Information