Open September Weekends from 11am-6pm
Named the best swimming hole in New Jersey, recommended as one of "8 Places To Visit In New Jersey This Summer," and "The Incredible Swimming Pool In New Jersey You Absolutely Need To Visit," this Olympic-sized, stream-fed freshwater swimming pool is located in a wooded setting adjacent to the 5,400 acre Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ. No chemicals are used in the pool.
In 1935, the pool was carved out of a hillside by the New York chapter of The Nature Friends who owned what was then called Camp Midvale and is now a 501(c)3 non-profit community-owned and operated facility.
The pool is open to the public, memberships are available to all. Day passes can be purchased at the entrance. We accept cash and credit cards for both entry fees and refreshments ($5.00 minimum to charge).
2018 Operating Hours
Weekends Only, May 26th through June 24th, from 11am to 7pm
Open Daily Starting June 25th through September 3rd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Weekends Only, September 8th through September 30th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please be aware that no alcoholic beverages, including beer, are allowed anywhere, at any time, on Highlands Pool or New Weis Center property. Anyone bringing alcohol onto the property will be required to leave. Inclement weather or other issues may lead to a delayed opening, an early closing, or not opening at all, so if there is any doubt, visitors should call the Pool before heading out.