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Directions to Cateract Park

From Route 78 West

  • Take Exit #24 toward Oldwick / Whitehouse and bear right toward Oldwick.
  • Turn right at Oldwick Road.
  • Oldwick Road turns into Old Turnpike Road, which turns into Fairmount Road, the entire distance is about 10.4 miles.
  • At the end of Fairmount Road turn right at the light onto East Mill Road and make an IMMEDIATE left onto Schooley’s Mountain Road.
  • Follow Schooley’s Mountain Road for about 3.5 miles and Cataract Park will be on the right.

From Route 78 East

  • Take Exit #24 toward Oldwick / Whitehouse.
  • Turn left onto Oldwick Road.
  • Once on Oldwick Road follow the same directions to the Park as from Route 78 West.

From Route 80 West

  • Take Exit #26 toward Budd Lake / Hackettstown.
  • At the end of the exit ramp merge onto Route 46 West and follow for 7.5 miles
    Make a left onto East Ave and follow to the end.
  • Turn left onto NJ-182 / CR-517 / Mountain Avenue and follow for approximately 2 miles.
  • Cataract Park is located on the left hand side of the road.

From Route 80 East

  • Take Exit #19 toward Hackettstown.
  • Turn left onto CR-517.
  • CR-517 becomes High Street, follow until High Street ends.
  • Turn left onto CR-517 / Main Street and follow for 0.4 miles.
  • Make a slight right onto CR-517 / Mountain Avenue and follow for approximately 2.5 miles.
  • Cataract Park is located on the left hand side of the road

From Route 57

  • Take Route 57 to Newburgh Road.
  • Follow Newburgh Road all the way to the end.
  • At the end of Newburgh Road make a right hand turn onto Route 24 / Schooley’s Mountain Road.
  • Cataract Park is about 0.4 mile up the road on the left hand side.

From Route 24

  • Take Route 24 West / Schooley’s Mountain Road.
  • The Schooley’s Mountain Fire Department will be on the left hand side of the road, continue about 1.3 miles past the Fire Department.
  • Cataract Park is on the right hand side of the road.

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Program Registration Procedure

You may register in in person, online or by mail.  The Recreation office is open Monday– Friday 8am-4pm (except summer hours). A registration form must be properly filled out, signed and submitted with your payment and also when processing payments online(receipt must be attached).  For more information please click on the link:  Procedure


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Refund Policy

There are NO REFUNDS on any of our programs except for the following:

Full refunds will be issued for any program cancelled by the Recreation Dept.

Refunds will be given for medical issues related to that activity when accompanied by a doctor’s note. A letter in writing must be provided at that time.

All Refunds are done by purchase orders and then checks will be mailed out. It takes three to five weeks to receive a refund. This procedure includes registrations paid by credit card.