Worthington State Forest

Worthington State Forest

Old Mine Rd. (I-80, Exit 1), Columbia, NJ 07832
908-841-9575 Columbia

Property Description

Some of the most rugged terrain and splendid views of northern New Jersey are found in Worthington State Forest. A rocky and sometimes steep trail follows Dunnfield Creek from the Delaware River to Mount Tammany or hikers may choose to follow the trail to Sunfish Pond, one of the most popular sites in the area.

Millions of years in the making, the pond was carved out by glacial forces during the last ice age and is one of 14 rock-basin lakes between the Delaware Water Gap and the end of Kittatinny Ridge. A trail circles the pond, with many boulders and openings for resting and observation.

Facilities and activities include visitors center, trails, Dunnfield Creek Natural Area, Sunfish Pond Natural Area, camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating / canoeing (electric motors, gas motors), trailer launch, cartop launch.

Campsites: 69 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Open April 1 - Dec. 31. Campsites 1-77 have modern toilets and showers.

Group campsites: Three group sites; capacity: 35 each. Picnic tables, fire rings, modern toilets. Open April 1 - Dec. 31.

Winter sports include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Trails include the Appalachian Trail and biking on Old Mine Road.