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Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

  • For Camping/RV Reservation and Fee Information, read our brochure or call (973) 697-3140. Camping is open March 1 - November 30.
  • Submit a campground availability request form online.
  • For information on using the other facilities at Mahlon Dickerson, call (973) 326-7631.

Canoeing at Mahlon Dickerson ReservationMahlon Dickerson Reservation, the largest park of the Morris County Park System, encompasses 3,200 acres of near wilderness and recreational areas, with over 20 miles of multi-use trails. One of the Reservation s outstanding features is Headley Overlook, one of the highest points in the Morris County Park System. Along the Pine Swamp trail, the highest point in Morris County, at 1395 feet, can also be found.

Mahlon Dickerson 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, the Mahlon Dickerson trailer area, with paved sites, features 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, ballfield, exercise area and horseshoe pit.

For reservation and fee information for the camping and trailer areas, call (973) 697-3140; for information on using the other facilities at Mahlon Dickerson, call (973) 326-7631.

Park Features
  • Athletic Fields
  • Bike Trails (unpaved)
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fitness Stations Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Lake
  • Picnic Areas (non-reservable)
  • Picnic Areas (reservable) Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Picnic Shelter (reservable) Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Play Areas
  • Trails Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Pets Welcome - Leashed only
  • Restrooms
Things To Do
  • Biking
  • Camping - Adirondack / Tent
  • Camping - Trailer
  • Commercial Filming*
  • Commercial Photography*
  • Fishing Handicapped Accessible Accommodations
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnicking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tented Events*
  • Wedding Ceremonies*
  • Wedding Photography*
  • X-Country Skiing

*Requires permit/advanced scheduling



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