The Merrill Creek Visitor Center and all Merrill Creek grounds will be closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Executive Orders allow for local decision making regarding the re-opening of parks in the state of New Jersey. Merrill Creek Reservoir has been making public health related decisions utilizing the New Jersey Governor’s Executive Orders . We are a privately owned facility and will be implementing restrictions that account for the specific needs at our site to ensure the safety of our employees and our visitors. Our facility will remain closed until we can meet those needs.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to the opening of Merrill Creek.

Merrill Creek Reservoir

Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650-acre reservoir surrounded by a 290-acre Environmental Preserve and 2000 additional acres of woods and fields.

Its basic purpose is to provide stored water that can be released to the Delaware River to make up for the evaporative water usage at certain electric generating units in times of low flow in the river.

In addition to that basic purpose, Merrill Creek Reservoir provides a tranquil setting of water and land that allows people to interact with the natural environment.