South Mountain Reservation

Essex County Deer Management Program: South Mountain Reservation will be closed on January 17 & 19.

Upcoming Events at South Mountain Reservation

Feb 1
The Wildflower Sculpture Park invites applicants for its 2017 Sculpture Exhibition. Sculptors are chosen annually for exhibition at the Wildflower Sculpture Park located in front of the very active Do...


The South Mountain Reservation, covering 2,110 acres, is a nature reserve that is part of the Essex County Park System. It is located in central in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange, and borders South Orange, between the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountains.

What's Happening at South Mountain Reservation

Size:  2112 Acres
South Orange Avenue and Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052
Distinguishing Features
  • Olmsted designed landscape
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Dog Park
  • Washington Rock Lookout Historic Site
  • Picnic areas
  • Hiking trails
  • Carriage roads for jogging, horseback riding, & cross-country skiing.
  • Girl Scout camp
  • Archery range
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife refuge
  • Wildflower Sculpture Park
  • South Mountain Recreation Complex