River, with some of the best trout fishing in the state, winds
through Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Several miles of trails
crisscross through the forests and marshlands of the park.
New Jersey's Black Bear Hunting Season
Following Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order No. 34 (pdf), DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe has issued Administrative Order No. 2018-24 closing all DEP owned, managed or otherwise controlled lands to bear hunting during the October and December 2018 season segments. The closure includes, but is not limited to, the following: state forests, parks, recreation areas and natural areas; and wildlife management areas.
Administrative Order 2018-24 (pdf)
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep your parks clean
and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. Bags are provided
throughout the site. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
|Access for Persons with Disabilities
Allamuchy Mountain State Park has very limited access for people with disabilities. There is a boat launch and dock at Cranberry Lake that can accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact the park office for further information regarding disability access needs. Text telephone (TT) users, call the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899.
Open daily sunrise to sunset.
State Park Map * PDF File (21,467 KB)
Please call the Stephens State Park Office (908) 852-3790 for a list of Park events at Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Allamuchy Natural Area (2,440 acres)
The mature mixed oak and hardwood forests and numerous maintained old fields of this natural area display various stages of succession and forest development. Many trails traverse the natural area and provide access to scenic Deer Park Pond, which is centrally located within the area.
There are more than 14 miles of marked trails
available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding
in the Allamuchy Natural Area.
There also are more than 20 miles of unmarked
trails available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback
riding in the Northern Section of Allamuchy Mountain State
A 3 mile section of the Sussex Branch Trail
starts at Waterloo Road and goes northwest to Cranberry Lake.
Using an old railroad bed, this trail provides the hikers,
mountain bikers and horseback riders easy access from Waterloo
Road through Kittatinny Valley State Park to Branchville,
A 10 mile section of the Highlands Trail
goes from the northern boundary of Allamuchy Mt. State Park
off Route 206 through Stephens State Park. The difficulty
of the trails range from moderate to rugged.
A 3 mile water trail on the Musconetcong
River is available for canoes, kayaks and rowboats. The trail
is between Waterloo Road at Route 80 and the Saxton Falls
Special Use Permit Application
Special Use Permit Application Package
A Special Use Permit is utilized to accommodate a specific activity or event being conducted over a short duration. There are two types of special use permits: Non-Commercial and Commercial and fees are based on NJ residency and Non-residents. A completed application must be submitted to the park/forest area where the activity or event is being held at least 90 days prior to the event. If the special use or event is extremely large or complex, at least one-year’s prior notice is recommended.
Allamuchy Mountain State Park provides excellent
fishing opportunities year round. During the spring the Division
of Fish and Wildlife stock the Musconetcong with brown, rainbow
and brook trout. Cranberry Lake, Jefferson Lake, Allamuchy
Pond and Deer Park Pond contain warm water species such as
large mouth bass, sunfish, perch and pickerel.
In May 17, 2014, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife began stocking landlocked salmon in Tilcon Lake to provide anglers with an opportunity to fish for this unique coldwater sport fish close to home. Only a handful of deep lakes in New Jersey have suitable year round habitat for coldwater fish like trout and salmon. Lake Wawayanda in Wawayanda State Park and Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park are also stocked with salmon.
Tilcon lake can be accessed by parking at the entrance on Kinney Road (named Kennedy Rd. in Google Maps, and which intersects Rt. 604 south of I-80). From the entrance it is a short walk (300 yards over level ground) to the lake.
State Park Service areas open to hunting
Tree Stands and Blinds Policy
Parts of Allamuchy Mountain State Park are
open for hunting. The Allamuchy Natural Area is available for deer and small game hunting. Hunting is subject to New Jersey Division
of Fish and Wildlife regulations.
The Rock Climbing area is located near Waterloo Village on Waterloo Road A waiver is Required. Contact park office for specific information.
All picnic facilities are available at nearby
Stephens State Park including: picnic tables, group picnic
facilities, a group picnic shelter, and playgrounds.
A public boat launch is available at Cranberry
Lake. All types of boats: electric motors, gas motors and
canoes can launch between sunrise and sunset year round. Each
person must have on a wearable Coast Guard approved Personal
Floatation Device (PFD). Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
• Stephens State Park
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I camp at Allamuchy Mountain State Park?
There are family
campsites available at nearby Stephens State Park from
April 1st through October 31st.
Can I use an ATV
or off road motorcycle at Allamuchy Mountain State Park?
Use of ATV and off road motorcycles
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