Jenny Jump State
Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling
terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of
the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the
west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically
greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the
top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders
line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered
what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest.
New Jersey's Black Bear Hunting Season
Following Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order No. 34 (pdf), DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe has issued Administrative Order No. 2018-24 closing all DEP owned, managed or otherwise controlled lands to bear hunting during the October and December 2018 season segments. The closure includes, but is not limited to, the following: state forests, parks, recreation areas and natural areas; and wildlife management areas.
Administrative Order 2018-24 (pdf)
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep your parks clean
and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. Bags are provided
throughout the site. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
|Access for Persons with Disabilities
Jenny Jump State Forest facilities are partially accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact the forest office for further information regarding disability access. Text telephone (TT) users, call the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899.
Open daily from Sunrise to Sunset
Office Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jenny Jump State Forest Map
Glaciers receded from Jenny Jump Mountain
near the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age, about 21,000 years
ago. Exceeding a mile in thickness, the ice advanced southward
from Canada, gouging out valleys and rocks from mountain tops,
incorporating sediment, boulders and debris into its mass.
Much of this debris was carried by the glacier or transported
by meltwater to the edge of the ice where it was deposited
in huge ridges called moraines. The dramatic effects of this
can be seen in Jenny Jump State Forest.
Observatory - Jenny Jump
The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ (UACNJ)
leases property from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
and in 1995 completed the Greenwood Observatory. The UACNJ
provides public programs on Saturday evenings from April through
October, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, at which an astronomy presentation
is followed by an observing session, weather permitting.
Eleven miles of hiking trails and three miles of hiking /mountain bike trails offer magnificent views of the mountains and scenic Mountain Lake. The Summit Trail, at an elevation of 1,090 feet, offers a view of the Delaware Water Gap and the Pequest Valley.
Alcohol is prohibited. Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities.
A non-refundable service fee of $5.00 will be charged to the customer for each reservation.
Changes to the reservation that occur prior to the Start/Check in date will incur a non refundable fee of $5.00.
Changes made after the start/check-in date will be chargerd a service fee according to the following:
- If the total fee is greater then or equal to $50.00 then a fee of $5.00 will be charged.
- If the total fee is less then $50.00 then the fee of $2.00 will be charged
Campsites: Twenty-two tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Showers and toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 to October 31. Fee: NJ Resident $20 per night; Non Resident $25 per night.
Campsite reservations can be made 11 months in advance, reserve early to secure the most popular sites. Call the office at (908) 459-4366.
When making a reservation please have your drivers license number, vehicle license plate number and credit card ready.
Group campsites: Two group
fire rings, picnic tables, and pit toilets. Campsite A accommodates up to 25 people. Open April 1 to October 31. Fee: NJ Resident $50 per night; Non Resident $100 per night. Campsite B accommodates up to 40 people. Fee: NJ Resident $80 per night; Non Resident $160 per night. Open April 1 to
Shelters: Eight shelters
near the top of Jenny Jump Mountain, with furnished living
room with woodburning stove, two rooms each with double-deck
bunks. Showers and flush toilets are located nearby. Outdoor
grill for cooking, picnic table. Each accommodates four people.
With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional
people may be accommodated. Open year round. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is Noon. Fee: NJ Resident
$48 per night;
Non Resident $60 per night.
Campground Map (Low resolution for viewing purposes)
Campground Map (High resolution for printing purposes) File
Special Use Permit Application
Special Use Permit Application Package
A Special Use Permit is utilized to accommodate a specific activity or event being conducted over a short duration. There are two types of special use permits: Non-Commercial and Commercial and fees are based on NJ residency and Non-residents. A completed application must be submitted to the park/forest area where the activity or event is being held at least 90 days prior to the event. If the special use or event is extremely large or complex, at least one-year’s prior notice is recommended.
Boating and Canoeing
A car-top boat launch at Ghost Lake provides access to excellent largemouth bass, sunfish and catfish fishing and access to Mountain Lake is available for shore line fishing. The Division of Fish and Wildlife stock trout at Beaver Brook 4 times during the spring trout season.
State Park Service areas open to hunting
Tree Stands and Blinds Policy
Favorable habitat for deer, turkey and small
game offer excellent hunting opportunities for the sportsman. Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park and is subject to Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations.
The Park staff offer a variety of historical and natural interpretive programs throughout the year. Contact the park office for a schedule of programs and to register. Program fees may apply.
A small picnic area is available in a quiet, shaded area of
the park. Tables and grills are available for patrons. Alcoholic
beverages are prohibited.
This area has frequent sightings of black
bears. An educational brochure is available at the park office.
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