Lewis Morris Park – Picnic Shelters/Tents

Lewis Morris Park – Picnic Shelters/Tents

270 Mendham Road
Morris Township, NJ 07960

The Deer Run Picnic Shelter offers a beautiful secluded area that makes it considerable and cozy for any outdoor event.

Deer Run Shelter

The Deer Run Picnic Shelter offers a beautiful, secluded area that makes it considerable and cozy for any outdoor event.

Capacity: 50
Tables: 4
Grills: 1
Square Footage: 600
Seasonal Restroom Nearby: No
Portable Restroom Nearby: Yes
Electric: No
Fee Tier: 3

Sugarloaf Shelter A

Sugarloaf Shelter A in Lewis Morris Park offers beautiful park views and an open field in close proximity for family fun activities.

Capacity: 50
Tables: 12
Grills: 1
Square Footage: 600
Seasonal Restroom Nearby: Yes
Portable Restroom Nearby: Yes
Electric: No
Fee Tier: 3

Sugarloaf Shelter D

You will find Sugarloaf Shelter D in Lewis Morris Park to be great for any social event with covering overhead from the elements, hiking trails, charcoal grills, and a recreational softball field close by.

Capacity: 50
Tables: 7
Grills: 1
Square Footage: 720
Seasonal Restroom Nearby: Yes
Portable Restroom Nearby: Yes
Electric: No
Fee Tier: 3

Sunrise Lake Shelter C

Come picnic at the spacious Sunrise Lake Shelter C which includes plenty of tables, grills, hiking trails nearby, and a beautiful view of the Sunrise Lake.

Capacity: 75
Tables: 8
Grills: 1
Square Footage: 864
Seasonal Restroom Nearby: No
Portable Restroom Nearby: No
Electric: No
Fee Tier: 3

Sunrise Lake Beach Tent

Set within Lewis Morris Park, Sunrise Lake Beach Club is a great spot for the whole family to spend a fun-filled day at the beach right here in Morris County.

Sunrise Lake Beach Club is the perfect spot to spend a summer day with family and friends. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, there is something for everyone to enjoy when visiting. Find a spot on the beach to sun bathe, take a trip down the inflatable Zoom Flume slides, test your skills on the inflatable obstacle course, rent a peddle boat, or splash around in the lake. There are several first come, first served picnic tables and a reservable beach tent area that make Sunrise Lake Beach Club a popular choice for family picnics. Don’t forget our specialty programs and packages designed for families with toddlers, birthday parties, and camp/group visits.

General Information

Hours of Operation

Sunrise Lake Beach Club is open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Weather permitting, hours are subject to change due to Lifeguard availability. Areas of the water (deep end and Wibit) may open and close throughout the day depending on staff availability. For schedule updates or closures please call ahead – 973-267-4351.

  • May 27 – June 18
    • Monday – Friday: CLOSED
    • Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • June 19 – August 25
    • Monday – Tuesday: CLOSED
    • Wednesday – Friday: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • August 26 – September 4
    • Monday – Friday: CLOSED
    • Saturday – Sunday: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Holiday Hours
    • Memorial Day: 10:30am – 6:00pm
    • July 4th: 10:30am – 6:00pm
    • Labor Day: 10:30am – 6:00pm

Follow us! @SunriseLakeBeachClub for more information, promotions, and closure notifications.

Reservations/Rentals

Daily Admission Passes

Daily admission can be purchased on-site or online: Click here

Beach Tent Rentals

The 20’ x 30’ Beach Tent can accommodate groups up to 50 people, making it the perfect choice for your next family picnic, birthday party, or corporate outing.

  • Available:
    • Wednesdays – Fridays (June 21 – August 25): 12:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Saturdays – Sundays: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    • Not available on Holidays
  • Reservations: Contact recreation@morrisparks.net for availability and pricing.

Birthday Parties

Enjoy two (2) hours of beach access with your family and friends to celebrate someone specials birthday. This package includes beach access and swimming (shallow and deep water) for 20 children and 20 adults.

  • Available:
    • Wednesdays – Fridays (June 21 – August 25); 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    • Saturdays – Sundays (June 3 – August 20); 9:00am – 11:00am
    • Not available on Holidays
  • Pricing:
    • $275
    • Available Add-Ons:
      • Additional Guests
      • Extra Time
      • Wibit Use
      • Boat Rentals
  • Reservations: Contact recreation@morrisparks.net.

Camp/Group Visits

Groups over 25, organizations, and/or camps wishing to visit Sunrise Lake Beach Club are required to secure beach access prior to their visit. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information.

  • Available:
    • Timeslots vary based on headcount
  • Pricing varies
  • Reservations: Contact recreation@morrisparks.net for availability and pricing.

Exclusive Wibit Rentals

  • Exclusive Wibit Rentals allow for you to secure private access on the Wibit for you and your friends and family. Exclusive Wibit Rentals are also great for sports teams, corporate groups, clubs, and organizations.
  • Reservations: Contact recreation@morrisparks.net.

Rules & Regulations

Bathing Rules and Regulations – Sunrise Lake

  1. Swim suits are required to go in the water. Gym shorts, jeans, spandex, etc. will not be permitted.
  2. Running, rough play, spitting, use of abusive language, and offensive conduct are prohibited.
  3. Patrons must swim only in designated areas and only when lifeguards are on duty.
  4. Rafts, masks, or any other aquatic equipment are prohibited.
  5. Playing ball is prohibited.
  6. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted on the premises.
  7. Refreshments shall be permitted only in areas specifically designated by the Park Commission.
  8. Membership, registration, and admission fees are established and revised from time to time by the Park Commission.
  9. Each patron of the swimming facilities shall be required to possess and produce verification of admission to an authorized representative of the Commission upon request.
  10. Each patron shall conform with the directions of the facility manager, lifeguard, or authorized representative of the Commission in the performance of their duties.
  11. Children under 14 years of age shall use the bathing facilities only when accompanied by an adult.
  12. Children shall be constantly supervised by a parent or other responsible and competent adult.
  13. No animals or pets of any kind are allowed in the bathing area.
  14. The Commission will not be responsible for loss of property caused by theft, damage, or other casualty, nor for personal injuries.
  15. Groups of 25 or more persons and any group arriving by bus are required to make reservations in advance.

Boating Rules and Regulations

  1. All patrons are required to wear life preservers.
  2. Patrons shall refrain from rocking, tipping, or otherwise operating the boat in an unsafe manner.
  3. Boats shall dock at designated areas only. Landing boats at any area other than the designated boat dock is strictly prohibited.
  4. Patrons utilizing boats shall maintain a safe distance from the dam or other hazardous areas.
  5. Patrons are required to remain seated in the boats at all times. Bathing or jumping in the water from the boats is prohibited.
  6. Patrons will be required to return the boats to the dock when the lake is deemed unsafe by the boat attendant or ParkCommission representative.
  7. Patrons are required to conform to limits on the number of occupants and weight load per boat, as designated by the capacity/weight specifications listed on the boat.
  8. Food or drink is prohibited on any boat.
  9. Any patron destroying Park Commission property will be directed to leave and be further liable for damages.
  10. Each patron shall conform with the directions of the Facility Manager, Boat Attendant, Park Police Officer, or any other authorized representative of the Park Commission in the performance of their duties.
  11. Pets are prohibited on any boat.
  12. Children under the age of 14 in boats must be accompanied by an adult.

Rates

Purchase daily admission online – Click here to buy now

Public Access Fees

Daily Beach AccessWeekdayWeekend
Adult (18-64)$11.00$15.00
Senior (64 and older)$9.00$13.00
Child (5-17)$9.00$13.00
Child (4 and under)FreeFree
Online Presale (All ages)$9$13
$2.00 discount with proof of Morris County Residency (onsite)
Add Ons
Wibit (20 min session)$3
4 Person Paddle Boat (30 min)$8
2 Person Paddle Boat (30 min)$5
  • No Refunds
    • Credits/Transfers will only be offered if a pass is purchases and the lake does not open.
    • For schedule updates or closures, please call 973-267-4351 or check our Facebook or Instagram (@SunriseLakeBeachClub)
  • Available: At least 14 days in advance
  • Purchase Passes:
    • Morning Session Passes: purchase ONLINE at least 24 hours in advance
    • Daily Passes: ONLINE 24 Hours in advance or ONSITE day-of

Tiny Tot Program

  • Pricing:
    • Adults: $8.00
    • Infants/Toddlers (4 and under): FREE
    • Pre-registration is highly encouraged
  • Purchase passes online CLICK HERE or on-site

Plan Your Visit

Beach passes can be purchased online or on-site. We recommend purchasing passes online ahead of time to secure yourspot and skip the line! CLICK HERE to reserve passes online.

Outside food and beverage is permitted (no alcohol, no glass). Snacks are available to purchase on-site as well.

Make sure to bring all of your own beach gear. Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, sunblock, etc. are not available to purchase or rent.

To learn about hiking trails and other information about Lewis Morris Park CLICK HERE

Programs & Activities

  • Tiny Tots
    • Sunrise Lake provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to bring their toddler to enjoy the beach and the water. Your little ones will love exploring new surrounding while playing with others their own age!
    • Available: Mondays, June 19 – August 21
  • Wibit (inflatable obstacle course)
    • Sessions available daily when the facility is open to the public; to inquire about public sessions, call 973-267-4351
    • Must be 7 years old or older and pass our facility swim test
    • Tickets must be purchased on-site (beach admission not included)
    • Sessions are 20 minutes and typically begin at the top of each hour
  • Campout on the Beach
  • Beach
  • Beach Tent
  • Peddle Boats
  • Picnic Tables
  • Swimming (shallow and deep water)