Round Valley Recreation Area
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Rd.,
Lebanon, NJ 08833
The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore.
The 2,000 plus acre reservoir swimming area was created by the construction of an earth dam across a narrow waterway on the west side of the reservoir, separating it from the main part of the reservoir. At approximately 180 feet deep, its the deepest lake in New Jersey. The reservoir is stocked with lake trout.
Round Valley is one of the few parks that offers wilderness camping. The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are accessible only by hiking or boating.
The campers' parking lot is three miles away from the nearest site, reachable by a steep and rugged trail. Cross-country skiers and sledding enthusiasts congregate at Round Valley in the winter months.
The park also offers hunting (waterfowl only), picnicking (picnic tables, picnic shelters), playground, food concession, boating / canoeing (electric motors, gas motors - 10 hp limit), trailer launch, cartop launch, no rentals available, swimming (reservoir), bathhouse, scuba and skin diving and trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
There are 85 wilderness family campsites and wilderness tent sites with fire rings (no trailers and no vehicle access), drinking water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Access to campsites by boat, canoe or backpacking. Three-to six-mile hike from parking lot and from most facilities including swimming area. Each family site accommodates up to six people. Open April 1 – Oct. 31.
There are eight group wilderness sites with fire rings. Running water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Each group site accommodates up to 25 people. Open April 1 - Oct. 31.