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2016 Swim Schedule

New Jersey's state parks, forests and recreation areas open their lakes and beaches for swimming,
offering a refreshing way to cool off this summer.

Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 6 pm.

Plan Ahead for "Filled To Capacity" Park Closures

The NJ State Park system serves a very high volume of visitors during summer weekends and holidays. To ensure the safety of our visitors and protection of the park’s natural resources and facilities, our park areas have a limited capacity.

During periods of high visitation, when a parks’ capacity is reached, the park will be closed and traffic will be turned away from the park entrance. When that occurs, no additional vehicles / visitors will be allowed to enter the park, including those with members of their party who may already be in the park. If you are not traveling in the same vehicle with others in your party, we suggest that you all arrive at the same time.

When the park is closed due to being full to capacity, only individuals and groups with shelter and/or camping reservations will be admitted, as parking is reserved for those purposes.

Based on recent experience and visitation trends, and depending on good weather, most of our State park swimming areas will likely fill to capacity and close on Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends, and other weekends during the course of the summer. Please take this into consideration when planning your trip.

Atsion Recreation Area Closed for the season.

Bass River Closed for the season.

Belleplain Closed for the season.

Cheesequake Closed for the season.

High Point Closed for the season.

Hopatcong Closed for the season.

Island Beach Bathing Area 1 open Friday - Monday for the month of September.

Parvin Closed for the season.

Ringwood Closed for the season.

Round Valley Closed for the season.

Spruce Run Closed for the season.

Stokes Closed for the season..

Swartswood Closed for the season.

Wawayanda - Closed for the season.

 

 

Questions regarding our parks and forests can be directed to
Michele Buckley of the State Park Service.

 

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