Ringwood State Park 4.3 (reviews)

Ringwood, NJ National Parks Unclaimed
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About Ringwood State Park

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?!

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Adults Free!

Children Free!

Last Update 2023

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Ringwood State Park FAQ’s

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They operate a carry in/carry out policy so they can ensure that the park stays as clean as possible - not only for families but for the wildlife and nature too!

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Ringwood State Park?

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

Any top tips when visiting?

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

Does Ringwood State Park have healthy eating or Vegan options?

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

Is Ringwood State Park fully accessible?

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

Any additonal information?

Check out Skylands Manor, which was built in the 1920s! They offer tours, and fees are charged per vehicle between Memorial Day to Labor Day