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Stephens State Park, Hackettstown

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Stephens State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is 805acres in area, located in western Morris County, north of Hackettstown along the upper Musconetcong River. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
The park includes the remnants of one of the 23 locks, as well as a section of the towpath, of the Morris Canal, built in 1831 to transport anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to New York City.
A 2mile section of the Highland Trail runs through the park. The park is a popular destination for recreational trout fishing. The park offers camping facilities during the summer months.
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  • Trails are color coded, so are a bit more strenuous than others. Gentle paths along the river. Can be crowded in the picnic areas and along the river on the weekends.  more »
  • If the weather is nice the park is a great place to go and make your own barbecue at one of the picnic tables along the river.  more »
  • Camping was average to below average. Review for campsite #35: first , you essentially share a site with #37 as they must walk through yours to get to their site. Site 37 is behind 35. Secondly, at night you hear a major roadway and the train that cuts through the park. One restroom facility which was somewhat clean, with two out of three showers functioning for the park. Not the worst ever by far and did the job. Some camp sites #33 and #39 are very large and offer some great space. Very close and convenient to great hiking / mountain biking. Staff were friendly, helpful and responsive to any request. Unsure if the water from the pumps were potable. Plenty of fun geocaching sites. Would stay there again, but a different camp site.
  • Very nice. Large area. Pond. Swing set. Respect wildlife. Read up on some encounters you may come across. Do not feed any animal. Keep the park clean for the wilderness too. NO SMOKING

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