Passaic River County Park

River Road, Chatham Township

(For driving / GPS address)

Hours of Operation / History / No Smoking Policy

Located along the Passaic River in Long Hill and Chatham Townships, Passaic River County Park, a general purpose park, is part of an effort to protect the river from development and encroachment. A total of 825.49 acres, including more than 5,000 feet of riverbank, are available for leisurely hiking, picnicking, fishing, softball, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and canoe launching.



The first parcel of land was acquired from Frederick H. Rauh, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conrad. Chatham Township also donated land. Green Acres funding, totaling $20,000, assisted with the initial preservation effort. The Clover Hill additions were funded through the Green Trust, and federal land and water conservation grant dollars. The Clover Hill acreage, located in Long Hill Township, is separated from the Chatham Township section by several miles.


Hours of Operation:

Passaic River County Park is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.


No Smoking 

The Morris County Park Commission has recently announced a No Smoking Policy banning all smoking including burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter of substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device. CLICK HERE for more details. Thank you for your continued support!

things to Do:

Cross-Country Skiing
Softball Field


Hiking Trails
Pets On Leash
Picnic Areas (Non-Reservable)

* Requires permit/advanced scheduling |

(HC) Handicap Accessible

Click below for driving directions

GPS Address: River Road, Chatham Township