Swartswood State Park

Park Overview:

A multi-use park with multi-use trails and glacial lakes. Trails range from a flat paved surface to more rugged paths.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5.7 miles
Park Acreage:3640 acres
Web Map:NJ State Park Service map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

This 2,472-acre park was established in 1914 as New Jersey's first state park.  Glaciers formed its two lakes thousands of years ago.  The park offers camping, swimming, boating, and fishing in addition to hiking trails.

Trails Overview:

There are four marked trails, ranging from 0.6 to 2.8 miles.  They range from a flat paved surface to more rugged climbs. 

Fees: Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day


From Route 80, take exit 25, Route 206 north to Newton, about 12 miles. From Newton, make a left at the second traffic light [Route 206 and Spring Street] then make a left at the next light onto Route 519. Follow 519 for approximately 1/2 mile, then make a left onto Route 622 at Sussex County College sign. Follow Route 622 for about 4 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Route 619. The park entrance is about 1/2 mile south on Route 619.

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry
Fees:Some times and places; check with park