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Jenny Jump
State Forest

Location:
Warren County

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 150
Hope, NJ 07844
(908) 459-4366

DMS 40 54 79.30” N    74  55 32.10”W

Size: 4,466 acres

Fees: No entrance fee.
Link to the Related Fees page

Directions:
Take Route 80 to exit 12 to Hope. Turn onto Route 519 north at blinking light. At third right, turn onto Shiloh Road. Approximately 1 mile, turn right onto State Park Road.

Facilities & Activities:

Trails:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature trails

 

 

 

Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest.

Camping Shelters Picnicking Fishing Hunting Hiking  
Keep Your Forest Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. Bags are provided throughout the site. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Jenny Jump State Forest facilities are partially accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact the forest office for further information regarding disability access. Text telephone (TT) users, call the New Jersey Relay Service at (800) 852-7899.

Park Hours

Park office: will be closed at 1:00 today July 28,2014

Open daily from Sunrise to Sunset
Office Hours: Sunday - Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Glaciers

Glaciers receded from Jenny Jump Mountain near the end of the Wisconsin Ice Age, about 21,000 years ago. Exceeding a mile in thickness, the ice advanced southward from Canada, gouging out valleys and rocks from mountain tops, incorporating sediment, boulders and debris into its mass. Much of this debris was carried by the glacier or transported by meltwater to the edge of the ice where it was deposited in huge ridges called moraines. The dramatic effects of this can be seen in Jenny Jump State Forest.

UACNJ Observatory - Jenny Jump

The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ (UACNJ) leases property from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and in 1995 completed the Greenwood Observatory. The UACNJ provides public programs on Saturday evenings from April through October, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, at which an astronomy presentation is followed by an observing session, weather permitting.

Trails

Eleven miles of hiking trails and three miles of hiking /mountain bike trails offer magnificent views of the mountains and scenic Mountain Lake. The Summit Trail, at an elevation of 1,090 feet, offers a view of the Delaware Water Gap and the Pequest Valley.

Camping

The Department of Environmental Protection, State Park Service is pleased to announce through ReserveAmerica our new reservation system for all overnight facilities within the New Jersey State Parks and Forests. Reservations are now available online or through the ReserveAmerica call center.

Online reservations can be made 7 days per week/24 hours a day at ReserveAmerica. To make a reservation through the call center, please contact ReserveAmerica at 1-855-607-3075 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from April 1st through October 31st. Beginning November 1st through March 31st, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 

We anticipate our visitors will be pleased with our new streamlined reservation system as it provides greater flexibility in searching and reserving available overnight facilities. 

For forms and information on booking a campsite visit our: reservations page

Alcohol is prohibited. Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities.

Beginning January 1, 2014, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged for all walk-in overnight reservations.

Campsites: Twenty-two tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Showers and toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 through October 31. New Jersey Residents: $20 per night; Non-Residents: $25 per night.

Campsite reservations can be made 11 months in advance, reserve early to secure the most popular sites. Call the office at (908) 459-4366. When making a reservation please have your drivers license number, vehicle license plate number and credit card ready.

Group campsites: Two group sites; capacity: 25 campers at one site, 40 at second site. Fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets. Open April 1 through October 31. New Jersey Residents: $3 per person, per night; Non-Residents: $5 per person, per night. We highly recommend that group leaders carefully estimate their group size so not to over estimate as refunds cannot be made later.

Shelters: Eight shelters near the top of Jenny Jump Mountain, with furnished living room with woodburning stove, two rooms each with double-deck bunks. Showers and flush toilets are located nearby. Outdoor grill for cooking, picnic table. Each accommodates four people. With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional people may be accommodated. Open year round. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is Noon. New Jersey Residents: $48 per night; Non-Residents: $60 per night.

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Special Use Permit Application

Special Use Permit Application Package

A Special Use Permit is utilized to accommodate a specific activity or event being conducted over a short duration. There are two types of special use permits: Non-Commercial and Commercial and fees are based on NJ residency and Non-residents.  A completed application must be submitted to the park/forest area where the activity or event is being held at least 90 days prior to the event. If the special use or event is extremely large or complex, at least one-year’s prior notice is recommended.

Fishing, Boating and Canoeing

A car-top boat launch at Ghost Lake provides access to excellent largemouth bass, sunfish and catfish fishing and access to Mountain Lake is available for shore line fishing. The Division of Fish and Wildlife stock trout at Beaver Brook 4 times during the spring trout season.

Hunting

State Park Service areas open to hunting for 2013-2014

Favorable habitat for deer, turkey and small game offer excellent hunting opportunities for the sportsman. Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park and is subject to Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations.

Interpretive Programs

The Park staff offer a variety of historical and natural interpretive programs throughout the year. Contact the park office for a schedule of programs and to register. Program fees may apply.

Picnicking


A small picnic area is available in a quiet, shaded area of the park. Tables and grills are available for patrons. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Bear Country

This area has frequent sightings of black bears. An educational brochure is available at the park office.

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Questions regarding our parks and forests can be directed to
Michele Buckley of the State Park Service.

 

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