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Schooley’s Mountain County Park

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91 East Springtown Road
Washington Township, NJ 07853

T: (973) 326 - 7600

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

Directions

Amenities

Enjoy nature in the beautiful hills of western Morris County with trails, picnic areas, an athletic field, a lake, and reservable indoor facilities with spectacular views.

Situated on 823 beautiful acres in Washington Township, this park offers visitors a host of indoor and outdoor possibilities. Nature lovers can enjoy over 7 miles of hiking, biking, or equestrian trails through the North Jersey Highlands. Multiple picnic areas, athletic fields, and fishing also make this a popular destination. It’s a perfect location for weddings and special events at The Lodge, with its breathtaking scenery, or the recently renovated Boathouse, which overlooks George Lake.

Plan Your Visit

There are non-reservable picnic sites as well as a reservable picnic site and one reservable shelter that include tables, benches, and grills located throughout the park for your enjoyment.

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

The softball field is available for recreational softball or kickball games.

Plan your next special event at the Boathouse, a newly renovated space with an expansive deck overlooking George Lake that features a 470-foot floating bridge that provides access to The Lodge, an Adirondack-style venue that is perfect for any occasion with its breathtaking views and historic charm.

This park offers 4.4 miles of trails for your enjoyment. Whether you are a hiker, biker, or an equestrian rider there is something for everyone. Click here for trail resources and information on trail courtesy and safety. In the summer, enjoy fishing at beautiful George Lake.

Maps

Large – 11″ x 17″ (1 page)

Letter – 8.5″ x 11″ (2 pages, split)

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Programs & Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Open fields
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
History

Schooley’s Mountain County Park is named for the Schooley family, who were considerable proprietors of land in the area, circa 1700. In October of 1969, the Morris County Park Commission acquired the land from the YMCA of Morristown. Schooley’s Mountain County Park was dedicated and opened to the public in 1974.

The Morris County Park Commission purchased the Albano and Claremont tracts in 1991. The 236-acre Claremont tract lies in Long Valley and is comprised of rich agricultural lands and riverine wetlands. The site provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan, one of the highest quality fresh water fisheries in New Jersey.

In 2004, the Park Commission and the American Chestnut Foundation planted an American Chestnut Tree orchard on a portion of the 139-Albano tract.