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Farny State Park
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1304 Sloatsburg Road
Rockaway, New Jersey   07866
(lat:41.0025 lon:-74.4467) map location

Phone: 973-962-7031
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This forested wilderness connects watershed lands and is crossed by an old logging road. Streams, mixed oak-hardwood forest and swamps comprise the park. Trail entry is through the Farny Natural Area. Split Rock Reservoir is adjacent to the park.
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Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJ
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Nestled in the beautiful Skylands Region of New Jersey, the house now known as The Whistling Swan Inn was built in 1905 by Justice of the Peace, Daniel Best, for his wife, Sarah. Come visit Northwest NJ's finest Victorian Inn Voted Top Ten BB in US by Inn Traveler Magazine
14.4 miles from park*
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There are several lakes, including Splitrock Reservoir and Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch, where you can enjoy canoeing or kayaking. Motorized boats aren't allowed on these waters to maintain the peaceful environment but electric motors are permitted at certain locations like Lake Hopatcong within the area's jurisdiction.
In this park, you can fish in Splitrock Reservoir and Wildcat Ridge. Species include largemouth bass and rainbow trout.

You'll also find brown bullhead catfish, yellow perch, sunfish species at the reservoir.

Wildcat Ridge offers brook trout fishing opportunities during spring stocking season.

Ice fishing is an option when conditions are safe on Splitrock Reservoir for winter enthusiasts.

Remember to follow state regulations regarding seasons, sizes, daily limits and other rules while enjoying your angling adventure.

Farny State Park offers picnic areas with tables and grills. Visitors can enjoy scenic views while eating their meals outdoors.
In this location, biking trails are available but they can be challenging due to rocky and steep terrains.

Mountain bikes would be ideal here because of the rugged paths.

The Splitrock Reservoir Loop is a popular 13-mile trail for experienced bikers.

Remember that some areas may not permit bicycling so always check signs or consult park maps beforehand.

Biking at night isn't recommended as there's limited visibility in forested areas and no lighting on most trails.

Ensure you have proper safety gear including helmets, knee pads, elbow guards before embarking on your ride.

Always stay alert for wildlife crossing your path while cycling through these natural surroundings.
The park offers diverse birding opportunities with over 200 species spotted, including warblers and raptors. It features a variety of habitats such as forests, wetlands, and lakes attracting different birds. Birdwatchers can explore the trails for optimal viewing spots or participate in organized bird walks.
Area Attractions
Farny Natural Area (589 acres)

The natural area lies adjacent to Splitrock Reservoir and supports a mature mixed oak hardwood forest characteristic of the Highlands physiographic province. Tall red, white and black oaks dominate the forest canopy, which also serves as habitat for the endangered red-shouldered hawk and threatened barred owl. Numerous trails cross the natural area.

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Area Campgrounds
Beaver Hill Campground
120 Big Spring Road
Hardyston, NJ
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
995 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
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Take Route 287 to Route 23 to Green Pond Road in Newfoundland. Make a left turn onto Upper Hibernia Road. Make a left onto Split Rock Road. Follow Split Rock Road across the Splitrock Reservoir Dam. The parking area is on the left.

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