AT A GLANCE ~ PROGRAM/EVENT & PARK NEWS:


  • BE ADVISED - JULY 3, 2017: With the state budget agreement now in place, the State Park Service is now engaging its parks re-opening plan for the Independence Day holiday. THE D&R CANAL STATE PARK AND THE BULLS ISLAND RECREATION AREA WILL BE STAFFED AND OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE! Happy 4th of July; have a happy and safe holiday!


  • BE ADVISED: THE BULLS ISLAND CAMPGROUND WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FULL 2017 SEASON.


  • BE ADVISED: Swimming in the Delaware and Raritan Canal is a prohibited activity. As per NJ State Park Service Rules and Regulations swimming may take place ONLY IN A DESIGNATED SWIM AREA. In recent years, illegal swimming activity has increased in the Prallsville Mills area of Stockton in both the Canal and historic lock. This area is fenced and posted. This is considered a RECKLESS ACTIVITY and in violation of the New Jersey Administrative Code. Increased park police patrols have been instituted and VIOLATORS WILL BE SUMMONED.


  • PLEASE NOTE: REPAIR WORK IS NOW COMPLETED on the D&R Canal Feeder towpath between the LAMBERTVILLE LOCK to FIREMAN'S EDDY PARKING AREA and IS NOW OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE TO PARK USERS. We thank you for your patience during this needed repair project and apologize for any inconvenience the work may have caused.


  • BE ADVISED: As part of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project, construction activities on Interstate 95 may impact the use of the D&R Canal Park and will require temporary stoppages and/or closures of the towpath and canal. Closure schedules will be updated periodically as the work progresses.


  • BE ADVISED: The State Forest and State Park Services have identified the D&R Canal State Park as a high-use area for the preemptive felling of ash trees to reduce the anticipated hazards caused by the Emerald Ash Borer infestation effecting the State. At-risk, dying and dead ash trees will be harvested along the path. These areas will be replanted with new seedlings. It is estimated that approximately 1,550 trees, 5-inches or more in diameter, leaning over or located with 15 feet of the path will be felled. Click here for more information on the Emerald Ash Borer and the progress of the project here at D&R Canal State Park. Thank you for your patience.


  • BE ADVISED: A dredging project is planned for the D & R Canal from Kingston to Amwell Road at East Millstone. This extensive project (administered by NJ Water Supply Authority), is slated to begin in the Fall of 2017 and may take up to three years to complete. Click here for details about this project.


  • PLEASE NOTE: Park users, campers, hunters and all visitors to the D&R Canal State Park are asked to call 1-877-WARNDEP if they require the assistance of our State Park Police. Please do not hesitate to call AT ANY TIME if assistance is needed. In the event of a life threatening emergency we ask that you please call 911. And as always, we ask that the public contact our office to report any fallen trees or other obstructions encountered along the length of the path. ENJOY THE PARK AND BE SAFE!


  • Thanks to the volunteer work done by JORBA, we are happy to offer our park users a TRAIL MAP FOR THE SIX MILE RUN RESERVOIR SITE. Click here to view and download your personal copy. Click here to read more about the expanded trail network at Six Mile Run and JORBA's volunteer involvment.

    Main Park Office
    D&R Canal State Park
    145 Mapleton Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Phone: (609) 924-5705

    Bull's Island Recreation Area
    and Campground

    2185 Daniel Bray Highway (Route 29)
    Stockton, NJ 08559
    Phone: (609) 397-2949

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