Keep New Jersey's Sate Parks Open
We the undersigned protest the closing of the 9 NJ state parks listed below. The list of nine state parks that would close: -- Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 2,928 acres, Monmouth County. Visitor center, restrooms, closed. -- Stephens State Park, 805 acres, Warren County. Camping area closed. -- High Point State Park, 15,827 acres, Sussex County. Swimming, camping, interpretive center, office, closed. Trail access limited. -- Brendan T. Byrne State Forest (formerly Lebanon State Forest), 36,647 acres, Burlington County. Camping, group picnic area, Indian King Tavern, office, closed. Trail access limited. -- Round Valley Recreation Area, 3,684 acres, Hunterdon County. Swimming, camping, Wallace House, office, closed. -- Parvin State Park, 1,952 acres, Salem County. Swimming, camping, interpretive center, office, closed. -- Jenny Jump State Forest, 4,288 acres, Warren County. Camping and office, closed. Trail access limited. -- Worthington State Forest, 6,584 acres, Warren County. Camping and office, closed. Trail access limited. -- Fort Mott State Park, 104 acres, Salem County. Hancock House, historic sites, office, closed. Access to ferry service, open. The list of three New Jersey state parks that would partially close under the proposed budget: -- Ringwood State Park, 4,044 acres, Bergen and Passaic counties. Shepherd Lake swimming area closed; Ringwood Manor, reduced hours. State Botanical Gardens and Skylands Manor, open. -- D&R Canal State Park, 5,379 acres, central New Jersey. Bulls Island Recreation Area closed to campers. Rockingham Historic Site and towpath, open. -- Washington Crossing State Park, 3,126 acres, Mercer and Hunterdon counties. Significantly reduced hours at Clark House, Johnson Ferry House and the museum. Winter hours at all remaining parks would be reduced. All but Liberty and Island Beach state parks would be closed Mondays and Tuesdays from Nov. 1 through March 31.