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 Open Memorial Day Weekend. Closed May 30, 31 June 5, 6 June 12, 13.
Bass River Open Memorial Day Weekend.
Belleplain Open Memorial Day Weekend. Closed May 30, 31 June 5, 6 June 12, 13.
Cheesequake Open Memorial Day Weekend
High Point Open Memorial Day Weekend.
Hopatcong Open on Weekends only.
Island Beach Open Memorial Day Weekend.
Parvin Open Saturday May 27 Closed Wednesday and Thursdays
Ringwood Closed until Further Notice
Round Valley Open Memorial Day Weekend.
Spruce Run Open Memorial Day Weekend.
Stokes Closed until further notice.
Swartswood Starting Saturday May 27 Open Wed-Sunday Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Wawayanda -Open Memorial Day Weekend.