Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Due to temporary state-mandated employee furloughs, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is temporarily restricting access to some Wildlife Management Areas in Morris County, Northwest Jersey and throughout the state during July.
In Morris County, Split Rock Reservoir and its boat lauch area in Rockaway Township is off limits for the rest of this month.
State government employee furloughs are underway in July as a result of agreements reached between the state and public employee unions to address the economic downtown resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife manages the state’s Wildlife Management Areas, and is authorized to limit access to these areas in order to protect public health, safety, and the environment during this time period.
Here is a list (below) of North Jersey areas that have restricted access. For a list of all Wildlife Management Areas statewide affected by the temporary access restrictions, visit https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/wmas.htm
|Round Valley||Boat Ramp|
|Wildcat Ridge||Split Rock Reservoir|
|Ken Lockwood Gorge||Ken Lockwood Gorge|
|Rieglesville Boat Launch||Rieglesville Boat Launch|
|Belvidere Boat Launch||Belvidere Boat Launch|
|Black River||Shotgun Range|
|Flatbrook||Shotgun / Archery range|