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Kittatinny Valley State Park


(973) 786-6445



Goodale Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 (Sussex County)

Within the Kittatinny Valley State Park there are four lakes, extensive wetlands, and limestone ridges.  The Aeroflex-Andover Airport, operated by the NJ Forest Fire Service, is also within its boundaries but not open to the public.

Scattered throughout are numerous wetlands that are of considerable biological interest.  They are open marshes, typically with a few

scattered shrubs [including poison sumac, a relative of poison ivy].  The limestone rock found in the area has created an alkaline soil in which only specially adapted species of plants can grow.  Fortunately, many plants have thrived, and these marshes are considered to be places of unusually high natural diversity.

The 20-mile Sussex Branch rail trail passes through the park, in addition to an extensive network of seven blazed trails within the park.  The 27-mile Paulinskill Valley rail trail is also administered by the Kittatinny Valley State Park.

The park includes:

  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing / Fishing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Nature Trails
  • Mountain Biking / Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Boating / Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Viewing Points
  • Picnicking



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