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New Jersey State Park Service

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Farny State Park Overview

Tall red, white and black oaks provide the ideal habitat for endangered species.

The forested wilderness of Farny State Park connects watershed lands and is crossed by an old logging road. Streams, mixed oak hardwood forest and swamps comprise the park. Trail entry is through the Farny Natural Area. Split Rock Reservoir is adjacent to the park.

The numerous trails of varying difficulty that cross the natural area ideal for hiking. Trail entry is through Farny Natural Area. 

There is a car-top launch with access to Split Rock Reservoir located within Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, adjacent to the park. Boat motors are limited to electric only.

A valid New Jersey fishing license is required for anglers 16 years of age or older.

Visitors may fish from boats only. Shoreline fishing is not permitted inside the park.

Sections of Farny State Park are open for hunting, please see our hunting map for additional details.

The Farny Natural Area’s forest canopy serves as a habitat for the endangered red-shouldered hawk and threatened barred owl, and offers one of the park’s prime birdwatching areas.

The natural 589-acre area lies adjacent to Splitrock Reservoir and supports a mature mixed oak hardwood forest characteristic of the Highlands physiographic province. Tall red, white and black oaks dominate the forest canopy, which also serves as habitat for the endangered red-shouldered hawk and threatened barred owl. Numerous trails cross the natural area.

A NJ State Park Service Special Use Permit is required for various types of short-duration, organized activities and/or events within a state park, forest and/or historic site. Examples of organized activities and/or special events include, but are not limited to press events, commercial photography and/or filming, corporate events, fundraisers, festivals, demonstrations, walkathons and races, concerts, Televised events and/or commercial use of or on State Park Service lands and/or waters. 

To learn more about Special use Permits click here.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TTY) users, call the NJ Relay & CapTel Service at 711 or 1-800-852-7897 for English or 1-866-658-7714 for Spanish.

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Recreational use of ATVs is not permitted on NJ State Park Service property. This includes state parks, forests, recreation areas, golf courses, marinas, natural areas, historic sites, and preserves. Thank you for your help in protecting New Jersey’s natural and historic resources. [N.J.A.C. 7:2-3.4(d)]

State law prohibits the smoking of tobacco and use of electronic smoking (vaping) devices in all state parks, forests, historic sites, recreation areas, golf courses and marinas. [N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)]

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in state parks, forests, recreation areas, golf courses, marinas, natural areas, historic sites, and preserves. [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6 ]

Ice Skating
There is no ice skating permitted anywhere in the park.

Keep Your Park Clean and Green
Protect plants and animals and care for your parks by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the park, plan on carrying it out too. It’s like crowdsourcing trash management! Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles in this park. Thank you!

No swimming.

Pets must always be on a leash no longer than six feet in length and under the control of the owner. Please clean up after your pets.

Tick Protection
Use insect repellent, wear light-colored clothing, tuck pants into socks, stay on trails, check yourself when you get home, shower and wash clothes immediately.

Be Bear Aware
Black bears are found throughout New Jersey. Do not approach or attract bears by making food available. Feeding bears is dangerous and illegal. Never run from a bear! To report an aggressive bear, call 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337) immediately. Please report any damage or nuisance behavior to the park office. Visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife at for additional information on bear safety.

Related Links

Ringwood State Park

Park Map

Trail Map


Phone Number

Physical Address
420 Split Rock Rd
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Mailing Address
1304 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Email Address

Park Hours

Gate Open Sunrise to Sunset
Park Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Park Fees

Entrance Fee None

Other Related Fees

Map / Directions

GPS Coordinates
40.965377, -74.464249