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Ringwood State Park

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Clean and Awesome State Park for Family

My family been here in end of July 2019. We have a child, 6yrs old and water is clean and safe to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York

We went to the state park as a day trip. Spent a few hours. Did a picnic lunch by the lake.The view... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family been here in end of July 2019. We have a child, 6yrs old and water is clean and safe to play in stream. I found many Crawfish (catch and safety release) with my son. very fun time. and BBQ + Picnic Table few...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

We went to the state park as a day trip. Spent a few hours. Did a picnic lunch by the lake.The view was very good. Natural and scenic. Then played frisbee on the grass. Rented 2 canoes and spent an hour on the lake. Water...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

So beautiful and so close. Fall is here and it will just get prettier. I have been going here for over 40 years.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

It is nice place to barbeque, picnic and spend time with friends and family. Swimming is permitted. Boating rental is also available. Free parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisha M
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We rented a kayak and a row boat. Prices were reasonable. Get there early if you want a kayak, those seemed to go fast. We also walked around the outside of the historical buildings. Very nicely kept, and interesting to see the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank NRoberts77
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Nice park to visit. During the season Shepard Lake has a swimming area, boats for rent, a refreshment stand, picnic; also a boat launch area for those who have their own boat and want to fish. There are moderate hiking trails. The botanical gardens are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank P F B
Reviewed September 13, 2017

NJ, where I grew up, is a place of contrasts. ANd in this instance, it is most worth seeking out the pleasant, rural and uncrowded contrast - escape the urban corridor and the mega-sprawl and take a day trip up into the Ramapo Mountains.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank todrodman
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We moved to Ringwood quite a while ago now, and never actually visited Ringwood State Park until very recently. Ironic, right?! Well, we finally decided to go check it out and are very glad we did. We parked at one of the entrance points on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Bring the bug spray and plan to picnic its a great location a beautiful river and ponds a family of candian geese was on one of them the day we were there . Its a huge park so much to see and take in plus...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Stacie T
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We visit here often. It is one of our favorite picnic places in the general area. Ringwood has several attractions, a pre revolutionary war manor (complete with a historic cemetery), a nice walk along a carriage road, a nice walk in the woods, two longer...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Fudbutter
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July 10, 2019|
Response from pearl0607 | Reviewed this property |
No jet skis. Only canoes paddle boats.
May 19, 2019|
Response from pearl0607 | Reviewed this property |
yes. we saw many people barbequing by the lake. they have benches by the grills or vice versa.