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|Park Overview:|| |
The clear lakes, streams and ponds, the mountains with their dramatic rock outcroppings, the forests all combine to make the Pequannock Watershed one of the most scenic areas in New Jersey. FEE and PERMIT REQUIRED
|Trail Miles:||24.1 miles|
|Park Acreage:||15000 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||North Jersey Trails Map|
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
The City of Newark's Pequannock Watershed property adjoins the southern boundary of Wawayanda State park. The area encompasses 15,000 acres and includes five major reservoirs totaling almost 2,000 acres. The clear lakes, streams and ponds, the mountains with their dramatic rock outcroppings, the forests, and the varied vegetation of the watershed all combine to make it one of the most scenic areas in New Jersey.
|Trails Overview:|| |
In addition to the Jersey Highlands Trail Map, the North Jersey Trails Map [link above] covers the northern portion of the watershed.
Nine trails range from 0.7 to 4.6 miles. The Bearfort Waters/Clinton Trail [4.6 miles; yellow] is a major north-south trail that connects the main section of Wawayanda State Park with the Pequannock Watershed [see "Comment" posted below on June 23, 2010 for update]. It runs parallel to and west of Clinton Road. The Echo Lake East Trail [2.1 miles; white] off Echo Lake Road follows a relatively level route along the east shore of Echo Lake. Several trails lead to a fire tower northeast of Clinton Reservoir.
Advisory: Parking/hiking in the Newark-owned watershed is by permit only and requires payment of a fee. It can be obtained in person (on weekdays) from its Echo Lake Office, on Echo Lake Rd, West Milford, or by mail at PO Box 319 Newfoundland NJ 07435 (phone 973-697-1724). Alternatively, permits are issued at 920 Broad St, Room 211, Newark, N.J. 07102 (phone 973-733-8008). Note: The Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation which previously issued permits on behalf of the City was dissolved in July 2013.
|Contact Information:||City of Newark |
|Region:||Bearfort Ridge and Wawayanda|
|Fees:||Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information|