Open Weekends in June!
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
This season has proven particularly challenging in terms of life-guard staffing. Until we reach a full staffing level, we will only post hours for the upcoming weekend. Please check back here regularly for updates (if you are a Pool member, you will get e-mail updates). Thank you for your patience!
Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd
The Pool grounds will be open for picnicking and swimming from 11am to 7pm, weather permitting.
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. 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.