Hedden County Park

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124 Reservoir Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869

T: (973) 326 - 7600

Hours:
M-F: Daily, sunrise to sunset.
Sat-Sun: Daily, sunrise to sunset.

Directions

Amenities

A sweet spot right in the middle of Morris County for active recreation, good fishing, or nature hikes.

This is a multi-use, 420-acre park located in Dover, Mine Hill and Randolph that is perfect for both active fun and a bit of reflection. The lake section, accessible from Ford Street and Reservoir Avenue, features picturesque Hedden Pond along with a fishing deck and a picnic shelter. The Concord Road area offers hiking along Jackson Brook, picnic areas and a reservable shelter. Both sections have access to athletic fields, open green space, meandering hiking trails, and restroom facilities.

Plan Your Visit

There are non-reservable picnic areas and 2 reservable shelters that include tables, benches, and grills located throughout the park for your enjoyment. Plan a fun picnic for family and friends.

Clubs, organizations, businesses and groups of 25 or more persons utilizing any Morris County Park System area are required to make a reservation and obtain a permit.

Please Keep Jackson & Wallace Brook Natural

Damming waterways damages the stream ecology by:

  • Disturbing the stream bed; trapping sediment and stirring up silt and mud
  • Blocking the movement of fish and invertebrates
  • Warming the water and reducing the oxygen levels needed for aquatic life
  • Altering stream flow and increasing bank erosion.

Please enjoy this natural area without altering it or leaving trash behind.

If you are looking for a short hike or walk, the paved recreation trail traverses Wallace Brook and crosses Jackson Brook. Both Wallace and Jackson Brook are trout-production streams. Enjoy a stroll to Indian Falls, a scenic point of interest along the Green Trail, and take in the natural beauty of the park. For additional trail resources like trail safety and how to be courteous on the trails, click here.

Maps

Large – 11″x17 (1 page)

Letter – 8.5″x11″ (2 pages, split)

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Programs & Activities
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross County Skiing
History

Hedden County Park is named after the Hedden family of Dover, who donated the original 40 acres in 1963. The county park was dedicated on October 4, 1970. Through its land acquisition program, the Park Commission increased the size of this general-purpose park to 420 acres, which includes a 2.8-acre easement along Jackson Brook, above Randolph Avenue.