Open Daily from 11am to 7pm


Named the best swimming hole in New Jersey, 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.

 

The pool is open to the public, memberships are available to all. Day passes can be purchased at the entrance. We accept cash and credit cards for both entry fees and refreshments ($5.00 minimum to charge).

 

2019 Operating Hours

 

Summer Season

Open Daily Starting June 29th through September 2nd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Late Season

Weekends Only, September 7th through September 29th, from 11 a.m. to 6 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.

 

And to ensure the enjoyment of all visitors, no amplified music of any type is allowed.

 

Visitors must leave the grounds when the Pool closes, or whenever directed to, whether they are on Pool or adjacent New Weis Center property. The Pool parking lot gets locked when the Pool closes.

 

Inclement weather or other issues may lead to a delayed opening, an early closing, or not opening at all, so if there is any doubt, visitors should call the Pool before heading out.

 

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