Darlington County Park

Darlington Tree

Darlington County Park

600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah
(201) 327-3500

SWIM SEASON 2018: Please be advised that the Darlington Swim Season WILL NOT be opening on Memorial Day weekend. For now, the swim season is set for June 16th - September 3rd. If there are any changes, we will keep you posted on this page.

Darlington County Park, with its 178 acres, contains three lakes on its pleasant and convenient location at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains. Two of these lakes permit swimming, while the third allows fishing. Swimming is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weather and conditions permitting. Please check with the park (201) 327-3500 for the early June schedule. Fishing, with proper valid NJ license, is available all year, catch and release rules in effect (ice fishing is not permitted at any time). The park also includes white sand beaches, wooded picnic area (bring your own grill), open lawns, new children's state-of-the-art playground, tennis and handball courts, and a bird and wildlife observation.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy walking the paved roadways. During swimming season there is an entrance fee; however, Bergen County residents receive a discount with a Bergen County Parks card.

Darlington Maps and Rules

Darlington County Park Model


  • Basketball, Tennis and Handball Courts
  • Fishing (NJ State Fishing License Required) "Catch and release program"
  • Multi-Use Path
  • Picnic Areas (bring your own grill)
  • Playground
  • Swimming in season - click for brochure (fee)
  • Wildlife Observation

Camp Ma-Kee-Ya

Camp Ma-Kee-Ya is now located in Darlington County Park, which is conveniently situated at the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains featuring spacious lawns, wooded picnic areas, open pavilion, tennis, volleyball, basketball and handball courts.
For more information please visit this page.

Entrance Fees

(fee schedule - see 2018 Darlington Fees on our permits and fees page)

Discount fees available to Bergen County residents with purchase of Bergen County Parks card - receive discounts at Darlington swim, Campgaw skiing, and Campgaw archery. For Bergen County registration and permit information call (201) 327-3500.


Entrance to the Park is on Darlington Avenue off Route 202. Route 202 can be reached from Routes 208 or 17. Take Route 17 to MacArthur Boulevard. Take MacArthur Boulevard to the end. Turn left onto Darlington Avenue. Park is on the right.