Stephens State Park, located near Hackettstown, New Jersey, has much to offer the outdoor adventurer. The Musconetcong River flows through the park, which was founded on the site of an abandoned canal that was rendered obsolete by the building of a railroad in the 1800s.
Hiking and Biking
For the hiking and biking enthusiast, Stephens State Park features 6 miles of trails with a variety of terrain. A 2-mile trail runs the length of the park.
Stephens offers a total of 40 small campsites that can accommodate tents and small trailers. Flush toilets and picnic tables are nearby. It is a good idea to reserve a campsite in advance (see Resources section).
Boating on the park is permitted on the Musconetcong River. Boats with gas and electric motors are permitted and personal flotation devices are required.
The Musconetcong River is noted for its excellent fishing, particularly for trout. The river is stocked each spring with brown, rainbow and brook trout.
The park has a specified area for rock climbing near Waterloo Village, which requires the signing of a waiver. Waterloo Village is a 400-year-old Lenape Indian settlement that has been restored to 19th-century form.
Stephens State Park
800 Willow Grove St.
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
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