South Mountain Reservation

**South Mountain Reservation will be closed to the public for the Essex County Deer Management Program on January 14th, 21st, 28th and February 4th, 11th and 18th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.**

Upcoming Events at South Mountain Reservation

Apr 17
The #1 Zoo in New Jersey is Now Hiring! Join our team at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex & Turtle Back Zoo including Mini-Golf, Waterfront & Tree Top Adventure Course, 560 Northfield Av...
Apr 18
The #1 Zoo in New Jersey is Now Hiring! Join our team at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex & Turtle Back Zoo including Mini-Golf, Waterfront & Tree Top Adventure Course, 560 Northfield Av...
May 8
The #1 Zoo in New Jersey is Now Hiring! Join our team at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex & Turtle Back Zoo including Mini-Golf, Waterfront & Tree Top Adventure Course, 560 Northfield Av...

About

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
Location
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
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife refuge
  • Wildflower Sculpture Park
  • South Mountain Recreation Complex