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Address: 180 Snake Den Rd. Ringwood, NJ, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone Number: 973-835-4299
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The Gem of New Jersey

This is a terrific place to escape from the craziness of cities. I've been going up there since childhood and it's gotten even better. The pool is free of chlorine and fed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
samihadance70
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a terrific place to escape from the craziness of cities. I've been going up there since childhood and it's gotten even better. The pool is free of chlorine and fed by streams. There are large sun-protected tables on one side. Before entering the pool area are tables with barbecue areas; there's a volleyball net and amazing hiking trails.... More 

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1 Thank samihadance70
Ringwood, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a very large stream fed pool in the woods of Ringwood. A very natural atmosphere. If you are looking for pristine and chlorine, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a beautiful, earthy, wooded setting and don't mind some frogs and snakes, then this is your paradise! Fabulous, friendly staff too. There is... More 

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1 Thank Jrzyrock
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you compare this to a town swimming pool, it's really nice. The water is clean, without chlorine. That's a big plus. The surroundings are quite lovely. The pool is split into two sections, a shallow area for children, where you can use pool noodles and search for salamanders with nets (my kids had a blast). It's a graded pool,... More 

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3 Thank AmyNYC
Wayne, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

For $10 I find it very cheap! Staff are so friendly, the pool is so big, everything around is calm, beautiful and relaxing. So many insects, but that's nature.

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1 Thank Wassim H
New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

About a year ago my boyfriend dragged me to this place after we ran out of Lakes to visit. Every lake we have visited or beach is always crowded at the swimming area and picnic/BBQ as well. We went to the natural pool and we had a great time, it felt like we were in a totally different country. The... More 

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3 Thank PrincwssDeParaiso
River Edge, New Jersey
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194 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had read a review a couple of months ago in our local newspaper and have been wanting to visit this place since then. After today, I now want to see who wrote that story, so that I recognize the hyperbole in that writer's future articles. It is like a day in the mountains, far away from sophisticated urban centers... More 

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6 Thank dramom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to this place for the first time last weekend (July 5th), what a pretty place. Quiet, clean, no chlorine! You can BBQ right outside of the pool area or bring a picnic with you. My only warning is IT'S A NATURAL POOL, you may see fish/frogs in the water. It's like swimming in a lake or other body of... More 

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8 Thank Keziah F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was nothing like what I had seen on the website. The place looked run-down. The person who checked us in, though, was very nice. It is a natural pool (like swimming in a lake). However, I didn't know there were salamanders in the water!!! Couldn't do it, had to get my money back.

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2 Thank Courtney E
NORTHERN NJ
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ok, we've been coming here since 1995 and have been members every year except 1 because we couldn't go that summer. It's fed from the Norvin green reservoir and teaming with wildlife around it. Cool water, you won't cool off any better. Opens Memorial Day weekend and then is open every day till 7PM after school closes. It's complete with... More 

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6 Thank HAPPYFTLAUDERDALE
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I am almost hesitate to say too many good things about this magical place because I don't want to crowd it. It's a lovely way to spend a lazy day. Chlorine free water and they provide kids with a net and a small container to catch salamanders, tad poles and frogs. They have a kids pool, an adult pool and... More 

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