Wawayanda State Park is located in Northern NJ, along the NJ/NY border. This natural area features an Atlantic white cedar swamp, mixed oak-hardwood forest and a glacially formed spring-fed lake and is habitat for the red-shouldered hawk, barred owl and great blue heron. Visitors have many activities/amenities available to them within the park. Stop by the visitors center on the way in for detailed maps and information about the park.

Things to See & Do


You will find an extensive well marked trail network (over 60 miles) used for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and hunting. Part of the Appalachian Trail passes through the northern section of the park, heading you from the Warwick Turnpike, past glacial erratics, over Pinwheel's Vista, and eventually down to Rt 94 in Vernon.

The Lake

Wawayanda Lake offers a beach area for swimming and picnicking. As well as a boat ramp for row boats, kayaks, canoes, and more, as well as boat rentals. You can paddle for hours across this large glacial lake as you explore a jagged coastline, as well as multiple islands. Don't have a boat? Well why not rent one?


There is also group camping within the park.

Trip Ideas

There are many things to do within the park... hiking, biking, boating, exploring the AT... the list goes on and on. But one fun thing outside the park you can do is head just a few miles north into NY for a movie or two at the Warwick Drive In!

Amenities / Features of Wawayanda State Park:

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Campgrounds and RV parks
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Shopping / Service - Outdoors
Kayak / Canoe / Rowboat Rentals !On site only
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All Activities
All Campgrounds and RV parks !Group Camping
Trails / Trail Information
BMX !On the trails
Hybrid Bike !On some of the flat trails and the road
Mountain Bike
Road Bike !Along the road in the park of course
Bird watching
Boating (general) !The lake is great for boating
Equestrian / Horseback
Hiking !Lots of great hiking
Jogging / Running !Trail running at it's best
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat !Large lake - Rentals are available.
Playing in the playground
Skiing / Snowboarding
Cross Country
Swimming !There is a nice beach with lifeguards on duty during the summer
Boat launch
Camping !Group Camping / Camping along AT
Changing Rooms
Fishing Pond
Food / Vending
Park Ranger on duty
Picnic / Sitting Area
Grills / Firering
Picnic shelter(s)
Picnic tables
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls) !Amazing views on the west side of the park into the Vernon Valley
Trails !Miles and Miles of trails. The AT crosses in one section of the park
Garbage / Trash
Dumpster on property - you dispose
Lot Amenities
Fire ring
Picnic table
Rock ring for fires / cooking
Lot Features (natural)
Rocky ground !Rocks throughout area
Wooded / Shaded !Many in the shade
Lot Types
Group Camping
Group Camping Only
Hike-to / Remote camping !When camping along the AT
Tent Camping Available !When camping along the AT
Rentals Available
Lean-to / Camping shelter !When camping along the AT - PERMIT REQUIRED
Internal Data
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Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 41.1837
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.4328
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Wawayanda State Park
Trails / Trail Information
Boardwalks !A few here and there. Mainly as bridges
Rugged / Rocky !Rocks, hills, woods, oh my

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