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Nature Programs and Events

Kittatinny Valley State Park, located in Sussex, Warren, and Morris County, comprises approximately 6,000 acres of hemlock and hardwood forests, fields, freshwater wetlands, lakes, and vernal pools representative of the Great Limestone Valley of northern New Jersey.

The interpretive programs at the park are designed to increase awareness and encourage the stewardship of our natural and cultural resources through activities such as guided nature walks, bike rides, lectures, story hours, and special evening presentations. Programs are presented year-round and can be tailored to group interests. Over 100 programs, for adults and children, ranging from beginner bird watching to geocaching, are available. Outreach programs are also available upon request.

Programs meet at the visitor center, located 1 mile north of Route 206 off Goodale Road in Andover, New Jersey, unless otherwise noted.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS BY 3:30 PM OF THE DAY PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE, as space is limited. In case of inclement weather, all participants are urged to call the park office to determine whether programs have been cancelled or rescheduled.

Adults must accompany children at all times and pets are not permitted during programs. All programs are subject to change.

  • A Project Learning Tree Trunk is stationed at the park office and is available to lend to educators. The trunk's activities are appropriate for use in the classroom with grades 6-12.

  • A butterfly garden behind the park office is a convenient place for nature discovery.

Target Audience(s)
General public, civic organizations, scout groups, educators, students of all ages.

Division of Parks and Forestry Logo Additional Information
Lynn Groves
Resource Interpretive Specialist 2, Natural Resources
Kittatinny Valley State Park
P. O. Box 1100
Andover, NJ 07821-1100
Phone: 973-786-6445
Fax: 973-786-6874

Teachers' Guide to Educational Programs with New Jersey State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and the Forest Resource Education Center

KVSP Nature Programs
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Meet at Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center unless otherwise noted
(973) 786-6445