Stephens State Park in New Jersey

Stephens State Park in New Jersey
Stephens State Park is two miles to the east of Hackettstown, New Jersey. The Musconetcong River flows through the park, which is a venue for a variety of outdoor activities, including picnicking.

Time Frame

From the beginning of April through the end of October, camping in Stephens State Park is possible at any of the 40 tent and trailer sites that the park provides. Groups may rent the large picnic shelter in the park, but parties of 20 people or more must give the park five days notice. The park is open each day from sunrise through sunset.


The park consists of some 805 acres, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website. Hunting is legal on 470 acres of this land, while six miles of trails exist--dedicated to such pursuits as hiking, mountain biking, walking and horseback riding.


Fishing on the Musconetcong River for trout, especially the brown trout and rainbow variety stocked by the state of New Jersey, is a popular activity within the park. Anyone desiring go to fishing though is still subject to the regulations of the state regarding this pastime.

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