Round Valley State Recreation Area
Open: April 1 through October 31
Number of Sites: 93
The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. The Round Valley Reservoir swimming area was created by the construction of an earth dam across a narrow waterway on the west side of the reservoir, separating it from the main part of the reservoir. The reservoir covers over 2,000 acres and is approximately 180 feet deep, the deepest lake in New Jersey. It has a water capacity of 55 billion gallons. The reservoir is stocked with lake trout.
Round Valley is one of the few parks that offers wilderness camping. The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are accessible only by hiking or boating. The campers' parking lot is three miles away from the nearest site, reachable by a steep and rugged trail. Cross-country skiers and sledding enthusiasts congregate at Round Valley in the winter months.
Wilderness: Wilderness family campsites 85 wilderness tent sites with fire rings (no trailers and no vehicle access), drinking water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Access to campsites by boat, canoe, or backpacking. Three-to six-mile hike from parking lot and from most facilities including swimming area. Each family site accommodates up to 6 people. Open April 1 through October 31.
Group wilderness campsites: Eight group wilderness sites with fire rings. Running water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Each group site accommodates up to 25 people. Open April 1 through October 31.
Take I-78 west to exit 20 A to Route 22 west, follow signs to the park.
Take I-78 east to
exit 18 (Route 22 east), follow signs to the park.
Facilities & Activities:
Hunting (waterfowl only)
Picnicking: picnic tables, picnic shelters, playground, food concession
electric motors, gas
motors (10 hp limit) trailer launch, cartop launch, no rentals available
Swimming (reservoir), bathhouse
Scuba and Skin Diving
cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sledding
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