Jenny Jump State
Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling
terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of
the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the
west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically
greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the
top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders
line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered
what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest.
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
Jenny Jump State Forest facilities are partially accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact the forest office for further information regarding disability access. Text telephone (TT) users, call the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899.
Open daily from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Glaciers receded from Jenny Jump Mountain
near the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age, about 21,000 years
ago. Exceeding a mile in thickness, the ice advanced southward
from Canada, gouging out valleys and rocks from mountain tops,
incorporating sediment, boulders and debris into its mass.
Much of this debris was carried by the glacier or transported
by meltwater to the edge of the ice where it was deposited
in huge ridges called moraines. The dramatic effects of this
can be seen in Jenny Jump State Forest.
Observatory - Jenny Jump
The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ (UACNJ)
leases property from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
and in 1995 completed the Greenwood Observatory. The UACNJ
provides public programs on Saturday evenings from April through
October, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, at which an astronomy presentation
is followed by an observing session, weather permitting.
Eleven miles of hiking trails and three miles of hiking /mountain bike trails offer magnificent views of the mountains and scenic Mountain Lake. The Summit Trail, at an elevation of 1,090 feet, offers a view of the Delaware Water Gap and the Pequest Valley.
The Department of Environmental Protection, State Park Service is pleased to announce through ReserveAmerica our new reservation system for all overnight facilities within the New Jersey State Parks and Forests. Reservations are now available online or through the ReserveAmerica call center.
Online reservations can be made 7 days per week/24 hours a day at ReserveAmerica. To make a reservation through the call center, please contact ReserveAmerica at 1-855-607-3075 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from April 1st through October 31st. Beginning November 1st through March 31st, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
We anticipate our visitors will be pleased with our new streamlined reservation system as it provides greater flexibility in searching and reserving available overnight facilities.
For forms and information
on booking a campsite visit our: reservations
Alcohol is prohibited. Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities.
Beginning January 1, 2014, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged for all walk-in overnight reservations.
Campsites: Twenty-two tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Showers and toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 through October 31. New Jersey Residents: $20 per night;
Non-Residents: $25 per night.
Campsite reservations can be made 11 months in advance, reserve early to secure the most popular sites. Call the office at (908) 459-4366.
When making a reservation please have your drivers license number, vehicle license plate number and credit card ready.
Group campsites: Two group
sites; capacity: 25 campers at one site, 40 at second site.
Fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets. Open April 1 through
October 31. New Jersey Residents: $3 per person, per night;
Non-Residents: $5 per person, per night. We highly recommend that group leaders carefully estimate their group size so not to over estimate as refunds cannot be made later.
Shelters: Eight shelters
near the top of Jenny Jump Mountain, with furnished living
room with woodburning stove, two rooms each with double-deck
bunks. Showers and flush toilets are located nearby. Outdoor
grill for cooking, picnic table. Each accommodates four people.
With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional
people may be accommodated. Open year round. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is Noon. New Jersey Residents:
$48 per night;
Non-Residents: $60 per night.
Campground Map (Low resolution for viewing purposes)
Campground Map (High resolution for printing purposes) File
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.
Boating and Canoeing
A car-top boat launch at Ghost Lake provides access to excellent largemouth bass, sunfish and catfish fishing and access to Mountain Lake is available for shore line fishing. The Division of Fish and Wildlife stock trout at Beaver Brook 4 times during the spring trout season.
State Park Service areas open to hunting for 2014-2015
Favorable habitat for deer, turkey and small
game offer excellent hunting opportunities for the sportsman. Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park and is subject to Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations.
The Park staff offer a variety of historical and natural interpretive programs throughout the year. Contact the park office for a schedule of programs and to register. Program fees may apply.
A small picnic area is available in a quiet, shaded area of
the park. Tables and grills are available for patrons. Alcoholic
beverages are prohibited.
This area has frequent sightings of black
bears. An educational brochure is available at the park office.
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