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Hacklebarney State Park

119 Hacklebarney Road

The freshwater Black River briskly cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park, cascading around boulders in the hemlock-lined ravine. Two tributaries, Rinehart and Trout Brooks, also course their way through this glacial valley, feeding the Black River. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorge is cool and refreshing.

Today Hacklebarney is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers, yet in the 19th century the park was a mined iron ore site. The gushing river against the grey boulders and dark green hemlocks creates a majestic beauty in any season.

Three rare and endangered plant species exist within the park: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort. Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park.

Horseback riding is not permitted in the park.


Zaruto Sann

Monday, May 7, 2018
Just incredible park, trails are well kept and the Black River fills the entire park with gentle but ever-present music. There are picnic tables and benches throughout the park and many along the river. They're aren't broken or badly kept but are a tad dirty, bring table cloths or towels. Fishing is allowed as well,the river is stocked with trout. Honestly one of my absolute favorite parks to visit, AND it's pet friendly!! If you're near during fall, you HAVE to go

Fathimah Shazeenah Jinnah

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Really great outdoor place for the family. They have some mini barbecue stations. You can bring your own too. There are many benches and tables for picnics. Really beautiful in autumn.

Alan Quayle

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Interesting park with walks through woods, next to the Black River, and up / down hillsides. There is a children's play set near the car park. The walk next to the river is a little rocky, but great fun. We last went over New Year's Eve when it was about 10F. Cold but and interesting and enjoyable walk. In the summer it's great to have lunch at the picnic tables by the river.

David Conover

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Sort of small but it's a nice park by NJ standards. It is usually busy for a hike in the woods but there is lots of cool things to see like waterfalls and large boulders. The creek is also nice. You can go fishing there

Ed Rich

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Great park. The red trail along black river is very beautiful.

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