Mahlon Dickerson Reservation - Lake Hopatcong, NJ - County / City Parks

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Welcome to Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
The largest park of the Morris County Park System, encompasses 3,200 acres of near wilderness and recreational areas, with more than 20 miles of multi-use trails. One of the reservation's outstanding features is Headley Overlook, one of the highest points in the park system. Pine Swamp trail is the highest point in the county at 1,395 feet. The reservation has four activity areas, beginning with two options for overnight stays. The first is a camping area with tent sites and Adirondack shelters, complete with platforms, picnic tables and fire rings. In addition a trailer area with paved sites has electric and seasonal water hook-ups, picnic tables and charcoal grills. Visitors to the Saffin Pond area have access to hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as fishing, ice skating and picnicking. Finally, the general picnic area has both group and family sites with tables and charcoal grills, a pavilion, ball field, exercise area and horseshoe pit. Park features include, athletic fields, bike trails (unpaved), equestrian trails, fitness stations, lake, picnic areas (non-reservable), picnic areas (reservable), picnic shelter (reservable), play areas, trails, pets welcome - leashed only, restrooms. Things to do include, biking, camping – platform, camping – tent, camping – trailer, commercial filming, commercial photography, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, picnicking, snowshoeing, Tented events for wedding ceremonies, wedding photography, cross-country skiing. Handicapped accessible. Call ahead for required permits and advanced scheduling.
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Within Facility
18 paved, wooded RV sites w/ picnic tables & charcoal grills
Electrical hookups (30 & 50 amp.)
Water hookups (May – Oct.), some sites may require extra hose to reach water hookup
4 Adirondack Shelters (9’x11’ lean-to) w/picnic tables & reflector fire ring
8 Tent sites (12’x12’) w/tent platforms, picnic tables, and fire rings
2 Port-a-Johns (1 handicapped accessible)
Water source (behind shelter #4, May - Oct.)
Information Directory
Campfire Council Ring w/log seats
Firewood for sale (5 p.m. Wed. - Sun.)
Heated restrooms & showers
Commercial Filming
Commercial Photography
Cross-Country Skiing
Exercise / Fitness
Photography Permits
Athletic Fields
Equestrian Trails
Group Picnic Areas (Reservable)
Group Picnic Shelter/Tents (Reservable)
Hiking Trails
Nature Trails
Pets On Leash
Picnic Areas (Non-Reservable)
Play Areas
Point of Interest
Trash Dumpster
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