Boating & Waterfront

Boating & Waterfront

No advanced ticket sales. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased at the Hut. Cash and Credit accepted.

Please note Paddle Boats is not part of Zoo Admission.

Paddle boats with be CLOSED FOR THE SEASON after Monday, November 2nd, 2020.

The Children’s Regatta Playground is the newest addition to the South Mountain Recreation Complex. Inspired by the nearby reservoir, it features a wave-like rubberized safety surface and a series of play equipment designed to look like boats. A large open area with a synthetic grass surface and stamped concrete pathways link the playground to the nearby Clipper Pavilion picnic area and paddle boat launch.

Food Concession is closed for the season.

 

The Paddle boat launch is located on the shore of the Orange Reservoir. Paddle boating is available seasonally for a fee. Children under 2 years old and pets are not permitted on paddle boats. Please notice that the paddle boats will not operate in certain weather conditions for the safety of our guests, such as high winds, heavy rainfall, thunder and lighting, etc. Please note, we have modified our boating procedures for the safety of our guests and staff under the direction of our County Health Officials.

Paddle Boat Hours

Weekends only    10am – 6:30pm (Last ticket sold at 6:15pm)

Please note paddle boats with be CLOSED FOR THE SEASON after Monday, November 2nd, 2020

  • Face coverings are required.
  • Persons sharing boats must be members of the same household.

No advanced sales. Tickets can be purchased at the Boats Hut. Cash and Credit accepted.

2 Person Paddle Boat: $17
4 Person Paddle Boat: $21
*2 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $9
*4 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $11
*must show ID

 

Opened to the public in May 2014, the 1.7 mile Reservoir Walking Path provides access to the Orange Reservoir, enhances access to several trails leading through South Mountain Reservation, and is handicap accessible.

Click here for more information.

Featuring

Paddle Boats, Picnic Pavilion, 1.7 Mile path

Schedule

WEEKENDS ONLY    10am – 6:30pm (Last ticket sold at 6:15pm)

Admission

2 Person Paddle Boat: $17
4 Person Paddle Boat: $21
*2 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $9
*4 Person Paddle Boat (Orange Township Resident): $11
*must show ID

To reserve the Clipper Pavilion Picnic Area, please call (973) 731-5800 EXT 221

Location

Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052

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