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Jenny Jump State Forest
Jenny Jump State Forest JJSP © William Bannan
Sunny day on the Summit Trail.
Jenny Jump State Forest JJSP © William Bannan
overlooking valley on Summit Trail.
JENNY JUMP STATE FOREST
JENNY JUMP STATE FOREST
P.O. Box 150
Hope, New Jersey   07844

Phone: 908-459-4366
Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest.
Camping
Campsites: Twenty-two tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Showers and toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 through October 31. $20 per night.

Group campsites: Two group sites; capacity: 25 campers at one site, 40 at second site. Fire rings, picnic tables, pit toilets. Open April 1 through October 31. $25 per night - Capacity 25 campers, $40 per night - Capacity 40 campers.

Shelters: Eight shelters near the top of Jenny Jump Mountain, with furnished living room with woodburning stove, two rooms each with double-deck bunks. Showers and flush toilets are located nearby. Outdoor grill for cooking, picnic table. Each accommodates four people. With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional people may be accommodated. Open year round. $10 a bunk per night, based on the number of bunks.
Nearby Accommodations
Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJ
BBs / Inns
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
11.1 miles from park*
Fishing
Favorable habitat for deer, turkey and small game offer excellent hunting opportunities for the sportsman. The Division of Fish and Wildlife also stock trout at Beaver Brook 4 times during the spring trout season.



Picnicking
A small picnic area is available in a quiet, shaded area of the park. Tables and grills are available for patrons. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Trails
Six miles of hiking trails and three miles of hiking and mountain bike trails offer magnificent views of the mountains and scenic Mountain Lake. The Summit Trail, at an elevation of 1,090 feet, offers a view of the Pequest Valley.
Area Attractions
Glaciers:Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the narrow path leading to the top of Jenny Jump Mountain. Rocky outcroppings and boulders line the trail - evidence that great glaciers once covered what is now known as Jenny Jump State Forest.

UACNJ Observatory:The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ (UACNJ) leases property from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and in 1995 completed the Greenwood Observatory. The UACNJ provides public programs on Saturday evenings from April through October, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, at which an astronomy presentation is followed by an observing session, weather permitting.


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 21 Decades of fun and relaxation by Bambi
My girlfriends and I have been going to Jenny Jump twice a year, October & April for decades....And will continue to do so for as long as possible!
December 23 New Years 2011 by Marianne and Paul!
We will be in a shelter for New Years!!!
May 19 Best Camping Sites by SuzyQ066
M friends and I have been going to Jenny Jump since 1989. It is one of the nicest places we have been.

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Panther Lake Camping Resort
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Triple Brook Camping Resort
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Camp Taylor Campground
85 Mt. Pleasant Road
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Delaware River Family Campground
100 Route 46
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Goodland Country Club and Spa
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Windy Acres Campground
294 Newton-Swarstwood Road
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Directions
Take Route 80 to exit 12 to Hope. Turn onto Route 519 north at blinking light. At third right, turn onto Shiloh Road. Approximately 1 mile, turn right onto State Park Road.

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