*PLEASE NOTE: The bridge and approaching trail along the Green Trail south of the Chapel is closed.
Please be informed that bow hunting is taking place in this park in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. The park will remain open during this Program. Please use caution and stay on blazed trails. More information, including the hunt schedule and hunting map, can be found here. Contact 973.326.7600 with additional questions.
Nestled among the hills of western Morris County, Schooley's Mountain County Park offers visitors 791.51 acres of recreational and leisure activities. Miles of hiking trails, a picnic area and a shelter, ball fields, a play area near the lake picnic grove, and natural amphitheater are features of this general purpose park. Digital trail maps are available online.
If you are looking to host a memorable event, look no further than an Adirondack-style venue, Schooley’s Mountain Lodge with breathtaking scenery or the newly renovated Boathouse with an expansive deck overlooking Lake George. A 470-foot floating bridge provides access to Lake George from the Lodge.
The Lodge at Schooley’s Mountain County Park has breathtaking scenery and historic charm. This Adirondack-style lodge is the perfect setting for your family reunion, wedding, baby shower, or corporate event. The large front porch, equipped with wooden rocking chairs, offers gorgeous views of the vibrant green hillside, Lake George, and the 470-foot floating bridge. Spend the afternoon rocking on the porch, or come relax inside the Lodge. The interior boast exposed wooden beams and gas fireplace for the perfect rustic charm. The Lodge offers a warming kitchen and restroom facilities for your convenience.
Reservations for The Lodge or the Boathouse can be made by contacting the Reservations Office at 973.326.7631 option 2.
The newly renovated Boathouse offers an expansive deck over Lake George offers one of the most scenic vistas to host your next special event. The interior stones fireplace provides the perfect ambiance to the natural surroundings, as well as two restrooms. Outside the deck is connected to the floating bridge, providing easy access to The Lodge.
Reservations for the Boathouse can be made by contacting the Reservations Office at 973.326.7631 option 2.
The crisp fall weather is a splendid time to hike, jog, or take a leisurely walk along the trails. Enjoy an afternoon fishing along Lake George. Cross the 470-foot floating bridge and delight in a picnic lunch in on the lush, grassy hill overlooking the lake. As the winter cold sets in, Schooley’s Mountain can be your choice for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or sledding.
Picnics and Ball fields: Plan a fun picnic for family and friends. In the nearby fields, toss a Frisbee or play catch. There are picnic tables and charcoal grills. You can also reserve the natural amphitheater for your special occasion.
If your group is larger than 25 people, take advantage of one of the reservable picnic sites, that includes shelters, tents, picnic tables, and charcoal grills. You can also reserve the ball field or multi-use athletic fields to organize a softball or soccer game. For reservations, please call 973.326.7601, option 1.
Schooley’s Mountain County Park is named for the Schooley family, who were considerable proprietors of land in the area, circa 1700. In October of 1969, the Morris County Park Commission acquired the land from the YMCA of Morrisown. Schooley’s Mountain County Park was dedicated and opened to the public in 1974.
The Morris County Park Commission purchased the Albano and Claremont tracts in 1991. The 236-acre Claremont tract lies in Long Valley and is comprised of rich agricultural lands and riverine wetlands. The site provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan, one of the highest quality fresh water fisheries in New Jersey.
In 2004, the Park Commission and the American Chestnut Foundation planted an American Chestnut Tree orchard on a portion of the 139-Albano tract.
Schooley’s Mountain County Park is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.
The Morris County Park Commission has recently announced a No Smoking Policy banning all smoking including burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter of substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device. CLICK HERE for more details. Thank you for your continued support!
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* Requires permit/advanced scheduling |(HC) Handicap Accessible