Hunterdon County, NJ | Department of Planning, Economic Development and Land Use | Teetertown Preserve


 


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TEETERTOWN PRESERVE
GUIDE

GROUP & SPECIAL EVENTS
20 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865
SUMMER ACTIVITY CENTER 
30 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865 
ADDITIONAL PARKING
40 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865

Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057
parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us


Tettertown Pond

 

ABOUT TEETERTOWN PRESERVE

147 acres were originally acquired at Teetertown Preserve in the Hollow Brook ravine to protect one of the most significant natural areas in Hunterdon County. This section offers the solitude of a densely wooded area including hardwoods, shrubs, and animal life. It also showcases a spectacular rushing stream winding its way through dramatic rock outcroppings. In 1999, adjoining acres were purchased, adding large fields and two ponds and bringing the total to 305 acres. Diverse habitats encourage many different types of birds, including Tree and Barn Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds, and Indigo Buntings.

Adjacent to Teetertown is the 232-acre Crystal Springs Preserve. As its name implies, this preserve is an important source of water for NJ. Its five ponds represent the headwaters of the Spruce Run Creek. Teetertown contains the highest elevation in Hunterdon County at 1,051 feet above sea level. This elevation is located in the section between Sharrer Rd. and Pleasant Grove Rd.

RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

FISHING The two ponds are excellent for bass and bluegill fishing (catch and release only). Trout fishing is permitted in Hollow Brook. The large pond is also stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishermen must display an NJ Trout Stamp to keep trout, per season limits.

HUNTING Hunting is by Division permit only. Please wear blaze orange during hunting season, or confine visits to Sundays after November 15. There is no hunting from 5:00 PM on Fridays to 5:00 AM on Mondays through November 15. See additional information on the Hunterdon County Park System Controlled Hunting Program.

PICNIC SITES Non-reservable picnic areas are available on the shoreline of the large pond and along the road through the wooded area behind the barn.

CAMPING Public and group campsites are available, by reservation only. All necessities must be carried in and out of public “wilderness” sites, a 1/2 to 3/4 mile hike from water and parking. Group lean-to and tent campsites are available, with adjacent permit parking. Portable restroom facilities are nearby to public and group campsites. The camping parking area is 20 Pleasant Grove Road (the third entrance).

WEATHER STATION Courtesy of the US Division of Interior, for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service a Weather Station has been installed at the Teetertown Preserve.  The official Weather Station Location is:

Mountain Farm Section of the Teetertown Preserve
40 Pleasant Grove Road
Port Murray, NJ 07865-3244

Latitude:  40.7492 | Longitude:  74.8586 

For information please visit: http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/roman/ (ROMAN: Real-time Observation Monitor and Analysis Network)

  1. Click on "States" at bottom of page;
  2. Then click on the State of NJ , on map (see all 8 stations in NJ);
  3. Scroll down to "Teetertown" (see current weather summary & compare to other NJ stations on that page);
  4. Then click on word "Teetertown" for graphics & comparative data;
  5. Select data for list, or graphic comparisons;
  6. Use Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), default listed, or switch to "Local Time," (local Military Time) at left side of screen;
  7. HAVE FUN!

FYI, the weather station reports to the satellite hourly, at 10 seconds before - 10 minutes past each hour. For additional information, please contact the Division of Parks and Recreation at at 908-782-1158 or email at: parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Acreage 305
Meeting Room NO
Mountain Biking YES

Campsites

YES
Canoe Access NO
Cross County Skiing YES
Fishing YES
Fitness Trail NO
Gardens NO
Hiking/Nature Trails YES
Horseshoe Court NO
Horse Trails YES
Hunting YES
Information Boards YES
Nature Study YES
Picnic Pavilions NO
Picnic Sites YES
Playground NO
Restrooms YES
Scenic Vistas YES
Sledding Area NO
Soccer & Baseball/Softball Fields NO
Visitor Center YES
Gazebo NO
Parking YES
Reservable Facility NO

The Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

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LOCATION

Teetertown Preserve is located in Lebanon Township. There are three parking areas along Pleasant Grove Road, and pull-offs for parking along Hollow Brook Road. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

PHYSICAL ADDRESSES:

GROUP & SPECIAL EVENTS 20 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865
SUMMER ACTIVITY CENTER 30 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865 
ADDITIONAL PARKING 40 PLEASANT GROVE ROAD, PORT MURRAY, NJ 07865

To main parking area Proceed north on Route 31 for 1.7 miles to Route 513 north. Turn right and follow Route 513 through High Bridge toward Califon for about 6.5 miles. Just past the A&P in Califon, turn left onto Sliker Road and proceed about 1.6 miles to Pleasant Grove Road. Turn right and travel another 0.6 miles to the main driveway for Teetertown on the right-hand side, at 30 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray 07865 (the second entrance). The nature programs operate out of the stone house.

To Ravine Parking Area Follow directions above onto Sliker Road. After about 1.3 miles on Sliker Road, turn right onto Teetertown Road. Follow the left fork of the road about 1 mile to the stop sign at Hollow Brook Road. Turn left and proceed 0.1 mile up the ravine. There are two single-vehicle pulloffs near the trailheads.

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TRAIL MAPS & GUIDES

Trail Guides are set up as foldable brochures. Please print and fold in half vertically to view in proper order. Additionally, you may have to rearrange pages. Maps should be printed on Legal Size Paper.

Trails Within the Preserve All trails are clearly recognizable and are good for hiking, biking, or horseback riding, except the Blue Trail which is for hiking only.

White Trail: The 0.7 mile White Tr ail consists of old logging trails. The two ends of the trail are clearly defined with park signs along Hollow Brook Road. Portions of this trail parallel a stream and pass old rock walls.

Red Trail: This 1 mile trail winds through the upper portion of the ravine. About halfway, the trail enters a field (where it intersects with the Pond Trail). The trail parallels and then reenters the woods. Campsites are along this trail.

Blue Trail: Starting from the red trail, this 0.6 mile trail crosses a stream, proceeds inside a small ravine, exits over a rock wall, and passes many wetland plants. The end of the trail follows along the top of the ravine with a splendid view of the valley. It turns and proceeds down a very steep hill to the road. Follow the road to the left to return to Hollow Brook Road and the ravine.

Pond Trail: This trail connects the Teetertown Ravine trails to the fields, ponds, and campsites of the Mountain Farm Section.
The trail crosses a gently sloping hillside, passing through a field filled with beautiful seasonal wildflowers. Access to the group campsites is off the Pond Trail’s spur line.

Old Orchard Trail: This 0.6 mile trail winds around what was once a peach orchard. As you walk this path, notice the pile of rocks cleared from the field by farmers. Mullein, staghorn sumac, and multiflora rose are a few of the plants that have started to take over the field. The thickets along the fence are excellent places for birds to feed and find shelter. Bluebirds are often seen along this trail.

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833       MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
PHONE: 908-782-1158       EMAIL: parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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