Wawayanda State Park

Wawayanda State Park

View of Terrace Pond - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin View of Terrace Pond - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin
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The swimming area and boat launch are both popular. The trail system in Wawayanda State Park is composed primarily of woods roads and is largely level. Terrace Pond area and the Appalachian Trail offer a more rugged hiking experience.

Wawayanda State Park

Wawayanda State Park embraces over 35,000 acres of forests and waters in the rough, hilly country of the New Jersey Highlands.  The name, pronounced Wa-wa-yanda, is the phonetic rendition of the Lenape name, said to mean "winding, winding water," or "water on the mountain." 

Wawayanda Lake, one of the focal points of the park, is 1.5 miles long,...

Park Acreage:

35524.00 acres



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Contact Information

Web Link:

Wawayanda State Park


(973) 853-4462


Some times and places; check with park

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Trip Reports

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April 04, 2018
Wawayanda State Park
Great trails for hiking and biking, something for everyone. Plus a great lake for swimming
July 31, 2016
Parking area P7 on Clinton Rd - for Terrace Pond trails
Take Note:  There is new signage in place at Parking P7 used for Terrace Pond Trails.  Vehicles parked before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. will be towed by West Milford PD and NJ State Park Police.  There is continual problem with illegal swimmers, graffiti and mounds of trash left behind.  This affects the enjoyment of others who wish to hike to and around the Pond.  This requires State employees and NYNJTC volunteers to continually remove mounds of garbage as well as covering graffiti.  Not to mention the need for Search & Rescue on a frequent basis.   Therefore, parking is restricted at P7 to Park hours only.  The other parking lot will eventually be completely closed and parking along the road shoulder will be prohibited.  
July 10, 2013
Virtual Tour of Wawayanda Cedar Swamp NJUrbanForest.com!
Check out a virtual tour of Wawayanda's Atlantic White Cedar Swamp on NJUrbanForest.com! http://njurbanforest.com/2013/07/10/hiking-wawayanda-state-parks-cedar-s... Plenty of Pictures!!
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