Basic Information

15 Springfield Road
New Lisbon, NJ 08064

The Pinelands National Reserve includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over 700,000 permanent residents.

Pinelands Hours

The Pinelands National Reserve stretches across portions of seven counties in southern New Jersey, covering about 22% of the state. The area is comprised of both public and private lands. Public lands include parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and military bases. Private lands include 56 communities that range in size from small from villages to large towns. More than 700,000 permanent residents live the Pinelands National Reserve. The public lands are open 24 hours.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Spring: 50-70F, sunny with some rain Summer: 70-90F, mostly sunny with some rain Winter: 0-35F, snow is common Fall: 50-70F

Entrance Fees:

Pinelands Fees - $0.00

Visiting the Pinelands National Reserve is fee free.

Congress created the Pinelands National Reserve through the passage of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, and is the first National Reserve in the nation. It is approximately 1.1 million acres and spans portions of seven counties and all or part of 56 municipalities. The reserve occupies 22% of New Jersey's land area and it is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston. For more information, visit:

Last updated: March 7, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Jersey Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Road
PO Box 359

New Lisbon, NJ 08064


(609) 894-7300

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