REVISED OPERATING HOURS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2017: Due to an unexpected shortage of lifeguard coverage, the Highlands Natural Pool regrets that we have to limit our operating hours for the remainder of the 2017 season as detailed on our Visitor Information page.
Recommended as one of "8 Places To Visit In New Jersey This Summer" and "The Incredible Swimming Pool In New Jersey You Absolutely Need To Visit," this Olympic-sized, stream-fed freshwater swimming pool is located in a wooded setting adjacent to the 5,400 acre Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ. No chemicals are used in the pool.
In 1935, the pool was carved out of a hillside by the New York chapter of The Nature Friends who owned what was then called Camp Midvale and is now a 501(c)3 non-profit community-owned and operated facility.
Visit for the day! Provisional memberships (day passes) are available at the entrance. The pool accepts cash and credit cards for both entry fees and refreshments ($5.00 minimum to charge).
2017 Operating Hours
Weekends Only, May 27th through June 25th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Open Daily Starting June 26th through September 4th.
Weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Weekday hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends Only, September 9th through October 1st, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please be aware that no alcoholic beverages, including beer, are allowed anywhere, at any time, on Highlands Pool or New Weis Center property. Anyone bringing alcohol onto the property will be required to leave.