The upper watershed location and limited land-use within Morristown National Historical Park generally serve to protect the integrity and quality of the water resources within the Jockey Hollow and New Jersey Brigade units.
While human-related activities outside the park have severely impacted water resources lower in the Great Swamp/ Passaic River watershed. Surface and ground water resources within Morristown National Historical Park generally remain in good condition.
Indian Grave Brook and a segment of the Passaic River from its source are designated as FW-2 trout maintenance waters.
Primrose Brook is also classified as "Category One (anti-degradation) Waters" by New Jersey Surface Water Quality Standards.
Did You Know?
At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.