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How to use your Passport

New Jersey’s state parks, forests and historic sites are a fantastic way to explore the Garden State. The Passport to Adventure highlights a sampling of New Jersey’s natural and cultural wonders. Use you passport to discover more about the parks and historic sites near your home and throughout the state. Record your experiences along the way. You don’t have to be a kid to participate. (We won’t tell.)

1) Ask for a passport when you visit a state park, forest or historic site. There is no charge for the Passport. *

2) When you visit a state park, forest or historic site listed in the Passport, be sure to ask for your official passport sticker to place in your book. Each sticker is unique and represents a significant feature of the area.

Depending upon the facilities available at each site, the sticker will be available at a variety of locations. Stickers are only available during regular park hours. Historic sites are typically closed on Monday and Tuesday. Since hours may vary from area to area, it’s always a good idea to call prior to your visit.

3) Visit often and take your Passport with you!

*Note: The Passport does not provide free entrance into New Jersey’s state parks, forests or historic sites, nor does it guarantee entry when facilities are filled to capacity, closed or for special events. Daily entrance fees and annual passes are sold at each individual area.

Note: The Steuben House historic site is currently closed. Stickers are available at Ringwood State Park or you can request one through the State Park Service headquarters at (800) 843-6420 or (609) 984-0370.

Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Visit as many parks, forests and historic sites as you can and collect stickers for your Passport. Collect a minimum of 10 different stickers to receive a prize.** To claim a reward, simply bring your Passport to one of the reward redemption sites listed below and present your Passport for verification.

Difficult Challenge: Collect a minimum of 10 different stickers
Extreme Challenge: Collect a total of 20 different stickers
Ultimate Challenge: Collect stickers from all 36 passport sites

**Note: Prizes may vary based on availability, while supplies last

Reward Redemption Sites:

Allaire State Park
Barnegat Lighthouse
Bass River State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Cape May Point State Park
Cheesequake State Park
D&R Canal State Park
Fort Mott State Park
High Point State Park
Island Beach State Park
Jenny Jump State Forest
Kittatinny Valley State Park

Liberty State Park
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Parvin State Park
Ringwood State Park
Round Valley Recreation Area
Stokes State Forest
Swartswood State Park
Voorhees State Park
Washington Crossing State Park
Wawayanda State Park
Wharton State Forest
Worthington State Forest

Questions?

Call (800) 843-6420 or (609) 984-0370. Text telephone users call NJ Relay Service at (800) 852-7899

Share Your Adventures

Tell us about all of the cool things you’ve seen and learned while visiting New Jersey’s state parks, forests and historic sites. Send us an e-mail at passport@dep.state.nj.us

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