Wawayanda Trip September 18-20, 2015

Wawayanda State Park Campout

Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking

885 Warwick Turnpike
Hewitt, NJ 07421
(973) 853-4462

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The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than sixty miles of trails are marked in the park. Wawayanda State Park is a 34,350 acre state park in Sussex County and Passaic County in northern New Jersey. The park is in Vernon Township on the Sussex side, and West Milford on the Passaic side. Troop 49 will be Canoeing/Fishing (Anyone age 16 and older must have a valid NJ fishing license) (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/fishneed.htm) and, if there is sufficient interest, Hiking the Appalachian trail which will take us up to the ridgeline west of Greenwood lake or cycling. We may also have an opportunity to do a service project for the park itself if we have time.

Cost: $25

When: Friday, September 18 – 20

Food: If you need to cook one or more meals for advancement, this is your opportunity to step up and make it happen! We need dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and a quick breakfast on Sunday for the troop!

Camp site: We have 1 site (#002) which will accommodate 35 people total. Bathrooms are right next to the site.

Schedule: Gather at OLPH at 4:30 pm for roll call. Leave OLPH at 4:45 pm and drive up to Wawayanda S.P. approximately 45 minutes (see directions) arriving 5:30pm. Setup camp and start dinner. After dinner, go over “safety afloat” and general boating safety. Saturday morning prepare breakfast. Prep for hike/boating/cycling and wing the rest.

What to bring: We will be outside for the weekend. Dress in layers for warming days and cool fall nights. We will be tenting on the ground. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather. Tent, sleeping bag, mess kit, water bottle, etc. small backpack for the hike.



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  1. Start out going southeast on Purdue Ave toward Franklin Ave/County Hwy-84. (go 0.02 miles)
  2. Turn right onto Franklin Ave/County Hwy-84. (go 0.53 miles)
  3. Turn left onto Ramapo Valley Rd/US-202 South. New Jersey Headstones is on the corner (go 0.11 miles)
  4. Merge onto I-287 South. (go 0.49 miles)
  5. Take the Skyline Drive exit, EXIT 57, toward Ringwood. (go 0.24 miles)
  6. Keep right to take the ramp toward Ringwood. (go 0.13 miles)
  7. Merge onto Skyline Dr. (go 4.81 miles)
  8. Keep right at the fork to go on Skyline Drive/County Hwy-692. Turn right onto Greenwood Lake Turnpike/County Hwy-511.  Luigi’s Pizza is on the corner (go 8.1 miles)
  9. Stay straight to go onto Union Valley Rd/County Hwy-513. (go 0.25 miles)
  10. Stay straight to go onto Warwick Turnpike. (go 4.41 miles)
  11. 885 WARWICK TPKE.
  12. Your destination is 0.4 miles past Hillcrest Drive (go 0 miles)

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TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 31 minutes | DISTANCE: 19.11 miles