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 Open daily for swimming. Closed on June 3,4,10, 11.
Bass River Open for swimming Friday - Tuesdays Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Belleplain Open daily for swimming. Closed on June 3,4,10, 11.
Cheesequake Open for swimming Wednesday - Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
High Point Open daily for swimming. Closed June 19, 20.
Hopatcong Open Daily for Swimming.
Island Beach Open weekends for swimming. June 15 open Daily.
Parvin Open Daily for swimming. Closed June 5 and June 6.
Ringwood Closed for swimming.
Round Valley Open Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesday.
Spruce Run Open Daily for Swimming.
Stokes Closed for swimming.
Swartswood Open Daily for Swimming.
Wawayanda Open daily for swimming. Closed June 11, 2019.