General Info

Please note that the gates of the Facility may not open at normal times during periods of inclement weather.

Outdoor areas will be open from Sunrise to Sunset, seven days a week, year round, except where use restrictions are stated in the rules or posted at the location.

 The Visitors Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends, year round, except for New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hands-on exhibits, dioramas and other displays may be seen in the Center. Also, brochures, pamphlets and general information are available. The telephone number for the Visitors Center is (908) 454-1213.

Indoor restroom facilities are in the Visitors Center; outdoor facilities are available at the Boat Ramp and Inlet/Outlet Tower parking areas.

All litter must be deposited in appropriate trash containers. Please recycle!

The Merrill Creek Owners Group reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deny any person access to or to eject or remove any person from the Reservoir, the land and associated facilities. The right is further reserved to search any person or property on the premises, and to seize and confiscate any item or property that is prohibited from being on the premises, as well as to direct the cessation of any activity on the premises that the Merrill Creek Owners Group, in its sole and absolute discretion, deem to be potentially adverse to the interest, health, safety, peace or welfare of any person on the premises, the environment, or any activity or property on, or part of, the premises.

The Merrill Creek Owners Group is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.


The rules and regulations for Merrill Creek Reservoir are subject to change without notice.