New Jersey state parks begin to reopen after hurricane damage inspection

    Most of New Jersey’s state parks reopened today following post-Irene inspections. Thirty of the 42 spots are back up and running and state-administered marinas are open for slip holders.

    The remaining 12 will have staggered openings, according to the Department of Environmental Protection, and many will open at least partially for the holiday weekend. Some still need further assessments or repairs.

    Here’s the list of parks not quite ready:

    Day Use Areas Temporarily Closed Pending Power Restoration

    Round Valley Recreation Area
    Washington Crossing State Park

    Areas Closed Pending Assessment and Repairs

    Brendan Bryne State Forest
    Bull’s Island Recreation Area
    Cheesequake State Park
    D&R Canal State Park
    Fort Mott State Park
    Kittatinny Valley State Park (trails open)
    Stokes State Forest
    Wawayanda State Park
    Wharton State Forest/Atsion Recreation Area
    Worthington State Forest

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