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Stephens State Park
- Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located three miles north of Hackettstown between Willow Grove/ Waterloo Road [Route 604] on the east, Route 517 on the west, and Cranberry Lake [Route 206] on the north
- Stephens State Park is located on Willow Grove Street [Route 604], 2 miles east of Hackettstown or 7.5 miles west of Route 206 on Waterloo Road [Route 604]
- Parking, Sussex Branch Trail -- GPS Coordinates: 40.921226, -74.738553
- Waterloo Village -- GPS Coordinates: 40.916818, -74.756429
Two parks close together, one largely undeveloped, the other with camping and picnicking facilities. Marked loop trails, a segment of the Highland Trail and woods roads.
Each of the three sections of these state parks has networks of hiking trails.
- The Allamuchy Natural Area around Deer Park Pond, south of I-80 has several marked trails that can be combined to form a variety of loop hikes.
- The developed area of Stephens State Park, east of Waterloo Road, offers several marked loop trails that begin from the park office, as well as a section of the Highlands Trail.
- The portion of Allamuchy Mountain State Park north of I-80 has a section of the Sussex Branch [rail] Trail, a 4.4-mile section of the Highlands Trail, and an extensive network of unmarked woods roads.
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map of the parks. Click to view a photos taken in the park (Nov 2011).
Stephens State Park & Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Embracing most of the Allamuchy Mountain upland between County 517 and the Musconetcong River, and bisected by I-80 near Exit 19, Allamuchy Mountain and Stephens State Parks together comprise 9,200 acres. Stephens State Park has camping, fishing, and picnic facilities; Allamuchy Mountain State Park is more undeveloped and offers hunting and fishing opportunities. Waterloo Village, a restoration of Andover Forge and once a busy port along the Morris Canal, is situated in Allamuchy Mountain S.P.