To provide support to other nearby parks that are experiencing increased visitation, the State Park Service has announced that Stephens State Park will close to the public until further notice beginning Monday, August 10. The official Stephens State Park webpage should be checked for further infrmation and updates as they occur.
This park is closed for ALL USE including passive recreation until further notice.
Please visit Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Hopatcong State Park (swimming open) or Waterloo Village Historic Site.
Highlands Trail Hikers: The primary intent of the closure at Stephens State Park is to reduce staffing by closing facilities such as offices, parking areas, restrooms, etc. While passive recreation is technically on pause during this closure, there is no indication that the long-distance Highlands Trail will be blocked or barricaded as it passes through Stephens.