Phone Contacts

MCR MAIN LINE: 908-454-1213

Merrill Creek Reservoir, 34 Merrill Creek Road, Washington NJ 07882

Since 1989, Merrill Creek Reservoir (MCR) has granted access to the public to enjoy its tranquil setting, natural environment, and limited low impact recreational activities. In an effort to enhance our overall site safety and security measures, MCR will implement new public recreation times, which go into effect on May 1, 2023.

  • Gates Open at 7:00 AM year-round 
  • Gates Close at 5:30 PM from March 1 to October 31 
  • Gates Close at 4:30 PM from November 1 to Feb 28

The entire MCR property, including hiking trails and boat ramp, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Please park in designated parking areas only, as there is no parking permitted anywhere else at MCR, including roadside parking.  Parking along roadsides and other areas at MCR is for authorized vehicles only.

MCR is a privately owned property, please help us to keep MCR safe and secure for all to enjoy by strictly following our new property recreation hours. Thank you.


Karen Korpics, Administrator
Phone: 908.454.3660

Arlene McCoy

Managing Engineer
Phone: 908.454.1252

John Parke

Environmental Specialist
Phone: 908.454.3339

Curtis A. Hill

Phone: 908.454.8826