Plan Ahead for "Filled To Capacity" Park Closures
The NJ State Park system serves a very high volume of visitors during summer weekends and holidays. To ensure the safety of our visitors and protection of the park’s natural resources and facilities, our park areas have a limited capacity.
During periods of high visitation, when a parks’ capacity is reached, the park will be closed and traffic will be turned away from the park entrance. When that occurs, no additional vehicles / visitors will be allowed to enter the park, including those with members of their party who may already be in the park. If you are not traveling in the same vehicle with others in your party, we suggest that you all arrive at the same time.
When the park is closed due to being full to capacity, only individuals and groups with shelter and/or camping reservations will be admitted, as parking is reserved for those purposes.
Based on recent experience and visitation trends, and depending on good weather, most of our State park swimming areas will likely fill to capacity and close on Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends, and other weekends during the course of the summer. Please take this into consideration when planning your trip.
Atsion Recreation Area No Swimming August 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Bass River No Swimming August 23, 24, 30 and 31.
Belleplain Open Daily.
Cheesequake Open Daily.
High Point Open Daily.
Hopatcong Open Daily.
Island Beach Open Daily.
Parvin Open Daily.
Ringwood No Swimming on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Round Valley Open Daily.
Spruce Run Open Daily.
Stokes No Swimming until further notice.
Swartswood Swartswood swim area will be closed until further notice due to water quality issues. An algae bloom has been observed and we are currently testing to determine it is not harmful.
Wawayanda Open Daily.