The Musconetcong River, an excellent freshwater fishing spot, flows over and around boulders through Stephens State Park. An easy walking, but rocky path follows the river with places for picnicking in shaded areas.

A Brief History

The land for Stephens State Park was given to the State of New Jersey for park purposes in 1937 by Marsena P. and Augustus W. Stephens. This rugged, picturesque area includes nearly a mile of the Musconetcong River.

Trail & Path Info

There are six miles of marked trails at Stephens State Park for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The trail surfaces range from flat to steep and rocky.

A 2-mile section of the Highlands Trail runs the length of Stephens State Park.

Trip Ideas

Camping in this area is a great experience, and highly recommended. Especially since the park itself has a family campground.

Hours / Season of Operation

Open daily sunrise to sunset

Amenities / Features of Stephens State Park:

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General Amenities
Mountain Bike
Bird watching
Rock Climbing
Special Permit Required
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Parking Lot(s)
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
General Location
New Jersey
General Areas within NJ
Northern NJ
Regions (based on tourism)
Skylands (Hunt, Mor, Som, Sus, War)
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 40.8919
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.7723
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Stephens State Park
Rules and Regulations
Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
Special Connections
New Jersey State Parks
Trails / Trail Information
Flat / Easy
Rugged / Rocky
Single Track
Some are challenging
Other Destinations found within / connected to Stephens State Park are: Stephens State Park Campground

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