Hours of Operation

JANUARY 18-(19), 2023

Property Closed to General Public

Merrill Creek Reservoir implements an active deer management program designed to decrease deer density, allowing (1) the forest to regenerate and (2) rare plants and animals to thrive.

Please note that the entire Merrill Creek Reservoir Property will be CLOSED to the general public on Wednesday January 18, 2023 ALL DAY. (with a possible all day closure on January 19, 2023 should severe weather cancel the activities on January 18). Only hunters registered in the Merrill Creek Deer Management Program will be permitted on the property during this closure.

Please direct questions to John Parke, Environmental Specialist. 908-454-3339.


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. Please Note: the Boat Ramp closes 1/2 hour BEFORE sunset. Please plan accordingly to be off the water by this time.

Please be aware that Parking along Merrill Creek Road prior to the gate opening is prohibited by order of Harmony Township Ordinance 0:17-11. Plan your arrival accordingly.

The Visitor Center is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Visitors Center is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week , year round, except for New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, July 4th, Martin Luther king Jr, Day, 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.