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Newark Watershed

The Pequannock Watershed is a 35,000 acre natural resource purchased by the City in 1900. It is located in portions of six (6) separate municipalities in Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties. Parts of the Watershed’s physical make-up are large reservoirs and streams. More specifically, the Watershed has four (4) reservoirs that are open to recreational boating and fishing. The average reservoir is 396 acres and the average depth is 43 feet.   

                                                CAMP WATERSHED

Camp Watershed is a traditional co-ed summer program, for children ages 7- 13 to have a fun-filled summer! Our youth campers will engage in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures while taking part in many of the City of Newark’s rich cultural and educational opportunities.

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You can go row boating or fishing in any of the four (4) reservoirs; Echo Lake, Clinton, Canistear and Oak Ridge Reservoirs. The Watershed Permits Office issues both NJ's boating and fishing and hunting licenses along with the permits required to hunt and fish on its land. Fishing hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
*Stream Fishing requires a separate daily permit and can be issued up to one week in advance.
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The Newark Watershed Resource is a prime area for small game and big game hunting. A large percentage of the area is preserved for hunting during appropriate seasons.
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Looking for a good day to hike? Happy trails await you at the Newark Watershed. Enjoy a day connecting with nature, while walking a variety of trailways full of beautiful views.
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At Newark Watershed, riders are allowed to enjoy multiple routes of scenic views while riding their horses.
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