Ramapo Valley County Reservation


Ramapo Valley County Reservation 
Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202), Mahwah 
(201) 327-3500 

Document 1

Ramapo Valley County Reservation is Bergen County's largest park area and is located on the edge of the Highlands Region. With the recent additions of Camp Glen Gray, Camp Tamarack and Camp Todd, the park has grown to over 4,000 acres. Visitors can hike the hills and valleys, enjoy the Ramapo River and several ponds, and admire the vibrant ecosystem. 

Hiking and camping are available. Several tent campsites are situated around Scarlet Oak Pond.  For sketch maps of the trails, call (201) 634-3140. Tent camping is allowed in designated areas only.

Fishing is permitted.  Catch-and-release only.  A valid fishing license is required for anyone 14 or older.

Cross-country skiing is available during the winter. 

Ramapo Reservation Trails 

Ramapo Camping Sites 

To apply for a camping permit, please visit out Permits & Fees page. 


  • Camping (permit required)
  • Canoe/Kayak access to Ramapo River
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)
  • Marked hiking trails
  • Tent campsites - April-November (permit required)

Document 2

Camp Tamarack Area 


Currently restricted use, pending site-work. 


  • Marked hiking trails
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)

Camp Todd Area 



  • Marked hiking trails
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required)

Document 3


Trail Mix

Best Fall Foliage Hikes in NY & NJ. 
These trails offer spectacular views.

Hiker Alert: Ramapo Reservation & Ramapo Mountain State Forest Have Reopened. Widespread bear education is needed to prevent further park closures.

Bear Safety Tips. Know what to do if you encounter a bear on the trail.

Combo Deals. Get a great discount on a NJ map bundle. 

You Don't Need a Car to Go Hiking. Find trails accessible by train or bus.

Visit Us Via Mass Transit. Buses stop at Ramapo College, next door to our HQ.

Maps for Ramapo Valley County Reservation are available through the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. 

The Trail Conference is a volunteer, non-profit federation of over 10,000 members and 100 organizations working to protect open space and make it accessible to the public. 

Formed in 1920, Trail Conference volunteers built the first section of the Appalachian Trail and today: 

  • Maintain over 1,600 miles of trails.
  • Publish the best hiking maps and books for the region.
  • Protect land through advocacy and acquisition.

Trail Conference volunteers maintain over 80 miles of trails in Bergen County and publish the authoritative hiking map, North Jersey Trails. 

Learn more, volunteer and make a difference at www.nynjtc.org or 201-512-9348. 

For Trail Maps Contact the NY-NJ Trail Conference. 

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference 
156 Ramapo Valley Road o Mahwah, NJ 07430 
201-512-9348 www.nynjtc.org 


Contact Us

 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275