|Splitrock Reservoir is 625 acres (2.53 km2) of wilderness located in northern New Jersey on the
borders of Rockaway Township and Kinnelon. The reservoir is nestled deep in the woods
where it can be reached by traveling a mile on a dirt road known as Split Rock Road. The
reservoir consists of several large lakes interconnected with many large islands. There is a
large man-made dam on the southwest end of the reservoir. The reservoir and surrounding
natural area were opened to the Public on November 21, 2003.
Splitrock offers various outdoor activities. At the parking area, there is an interpretive kiosk with
three panels. One provides an overview for the fisherman, one provides an overview for the hiker
and the third provides an overview on the Splitrock/Cobb furnace for the historian.
There are many scenic hiking trails of varying difficulty. The hiking trails are part of the Farny
Highlands Trail Network. A trail map is available on-line at the Morris Trails Partnership web
site. The "New Jersey Walk Book", ( see book to the Left) published by the New York New Jersey
Trail Conference has a detailed verbal description of the Four Birds and the Splitrock Loop
trails. Hikers should look for signs of white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey along the trail,
as well as waterfowl and neotropical birds during the spring and fall migrations." Wikipedia