Wawayanda State Park
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- Free Admission to State Parks, Forests & Recreation AreasRide Free With the start of Memorial Day weekend this Saturday, entry to all of New Jersey’s state parks, forests and recreation areas this summer will be free of charge, Governor Murphy and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced. Park entrance fees will be waived for all visitors arriving by foot, bicycle,… Continue reading Free Admission to State Parks, Forests & Recreation Areas
- Wawayanda SP/Black Bear Cycling Chapter Update3/20/2021, Bill Romollino Not much new to report. Tackling trail maintenance in very small groups 1-2 people due to COVID-19. No new trail projects or re-routes in play. Working to finalize placement of repair kiosk near the park HQ and install. Continue to work with park staff on adopting and blazing social trails within the… Continue reading Wawayanda SP/Black Bear Cycling Chapter Update
The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to mountain bikers, hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.
Wawayanda State Park is a is a 34,350 acres (139.0 km) state park in Sussex County and Passaic County in northern New Jersey. The park is in Vernon Township on the Sussex County side, and West Milford on the Passaic County side. There are 60 miles (96 km) of hiking trails in the park, including a 20-mile (32 km) stretch of the Appalachian Trail. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Many of these trails are open to bikes, but not all of them, such as the aforementioned Appalachian Trail.