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Newark-Prequannock Watershed
Located within 35 miles of the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area, the watershed encompasses nearly 36,000 acres of open space. Its five reservoirs provide water for the city of Newark and many recreational opportunities. Several miles of trails wind through the varied, often rocky, terrain.
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Worthington State Forest
Description: Located at the southern end of the Delaware Water Gap national Recreation Are, the state forest lands along the Kittatinny Ridge are mixed deciduous and evergreen.

Some of the most rugged terrain and splendid views in New Jersey are found in Worthington State Forest.

Wildlife to Watch: Birding in the spring and summer and gray hawk and red squirrels, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer.


Other Activities: A steep, rocky trail follows Dunnfied Creek from the Delaware River to Mound Tammany and provides a spectacular view of the water gap. Walk the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond for an easy to moderate hike.

Ownership: NJDEP, Division of Parks and Forestry 
Size: 5,878 acres 
Closest Town: Columbia

RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesBoat LaunchHuntingLarge BoatsSmall BoatsBicycling

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

White-tailed Deer - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Traveling west on Interstate 80, take exit1, the last exit in New Jersey. Turn right on Old Mine Road and travel 3 miles to the state forest entrance on your left. Stop at the office for trail maps and information.

For more information call (908) 841-9575.

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Worthington State Forest : Wildlife Viewing Area