Ringwood State Park

Ringwood, NJ

Where are we going?

Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd
NJ 07456

973 962 7031

What is there to do?

Sometimes you just want to get out and enjoy nature with the family, and Ringwood State Park is the perfect place to help you!

Ringwood State Park features the State Botanical Garden - one of the most popular reasons people visit. When you get there, you will see why! It's the culmination of two eras that is most fascinating. There are deciduous trees, evergreens, and a host of other amazing plants and shrubs to explore.

Keep an eye out for the amazing view of the Ramapo Mountains too!

Within Ringwood State Park, the 74 acre Shepherd Lake offers some great water fun, with swimming popular with the kids! Families can also enjoy canoeing, boating, and fishing with the rented boats on offer. If you grab your walking shoes you can take to the trails that surround the lake which lead to rocky vistas.

If you really love those trails, then you will love the marked trails that are just waiting fo you to explore. Each of the trails are colord coded to show their level of difficulty, so you can know exactly what you are about to embark on.

For families who just love a challenge, there is a 7.5 mile mountain biking loop that begins at Shepherd Lake.

Think Ringwood State Park is just for summer? Nope! Winter brings a host of new adventures for you to enjoy, including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and sledding.

How much fun does that sound!

Nature, adventure, and family fun out in this New Jersey state park. We're excited - are you?!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free! Shepherd Lake $5 - $20/vehicle from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Children: Free!.


Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff when you arrive about the accessibility of the activities and trail within the park


When can we go?

8am - 6pm daily

All year round.


Any top tips?

Entrance fees are charged for Shepherd Lake area from Memorial Day to Labor Day per vehicle

I’m Hungry!

There are picnic tables at the visitor center, so why not grab a packed lunch and enjoy it under the sun!

Healthy Eating

Always take bottled water with you, and healthy snacks are a good idea for energy

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