Kittatinny Valley State Park

Kittatinny Valley State Park

View along the Glacial Trail in Kittatinny Valley State Park - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View along the Glacial Trail in Kittatinny Valley State Park - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View of Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View of Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar
41.016335, -74.743487

An oasis along the spine of the Kittatinny mountains with glacial lakes and meadows filled with seasonal wild flowers.

Within the Kittatinny Valley State Park there are four lakes, extensive wetlands, and limestone ridges.  The Aeroflex-Andover Airport, operated by the NJ Forest Fire Service, is also within its boundaries but not open to the public.

Scattered throughout are numerous wetlands that are of considerable biological interest.  They are open marshes, typically with a few scattered shrubs [...

Park Acreage:

5656.00 acres

Municipality:

Andover

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Contact Information

Web Link:

NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry

Phone:

Not available

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Not available

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Trip Reports

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September 24, 2012
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One of the "Hidden Gems...."

The NJ DEP has issued a press release identifying this park as one of the Hidden Gems of New Jersey's Park System

The release suggests that in the park "you are quickly immersed in a world of tall grasses, meadows filled with wild flowers, a haven for the likes of wild turkeys, beavers, muskrats, foxes and black bear. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds of silence that are sometimes so hard to find in an increasingly frenetic and wired world. Nature here buffers out most of the noise of highways and civilization, replacing it with whispers of light breeze, natural harmonies of songbirds, croaking of frogs, and the hums and clicks of bugs that call this place home. Butterflies gently roam the gardens and meadows. Egrets stand stoically in shallow waters. Bees buzz matter-of-factly through flowers, oblivious to the intrusion of humans."

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Phil McLewin
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