Mahlon Dickerson Reservation Jefferson Township, New Jersey


The Morris County Park System, encompassing 3,346 acres of beautiful near-wilderness and recreational areas, is a jewel in New Jersey. Mahlon Dickerson Reservation is the park to visit with over 20 miles of multi-use trails for novice and experienced skill levels. For mountain biking, discover the challenge and adventure of the blazed biking trails. Hiking, horseback riding, platform tent camping, RV electric and water sites, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and softball are some other activities offered at the park. One of the outstanding features of the reservation is the magnificent view from atop Headley Overlook. At 1,280 feet of elevation it is one of the highest points in Morris County.

The reservation has four activity areas, beginning with two options for overnight stays. The first is a camping area with tent sites and Adirondack shelters, complete with platforms, picnic tables and fire rings. In addition a trailer area with paved sites has electric and seasonal water hook-ups, picnic tables and charcoal grills. Visitors to the Saffin Pond area have access to hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as fishing, ice skating and picnicking. Finally, the general picnic area has both group and family sites with tables and charcoal grills, a pavilion, ball field, exercise area and horseshoe pit.