SERVICE GROUPS using Camp Wyanokie are expected to perform some service to maintain the facilities during their camp stay. A list of projects to be worked on is available--litter cleanup and latrine sweeping top the list.


CAMPING PERMITS are required for overnight or large group day trips. Obtain permit from North

Caldwell Recreation Office, Could Avenue, North Caldwell (973) 228-6432.


LAKE AND LAKE USAGE--Swimming is prohibited by State Water Safety regulations. Boating

requires prior permission. No motors are allowed. Fishing is permitted under State Regulations.

Please return undersized fish to the lake.


FIREARMS--Under NO circumstances are loaded firearms, air rifles, explosives, or fireworks

Permitted within the confines of Camp Wyanokie.


FIRE PERMITS--A fire permit is required by State Law for any outside fire. Fires must be confined to fireplaces. Such a permit may be obtained from Kevin Drake, District Fire Warden, 842 Macopin Road, West Milford, NJ 07480, (973) 697-9389, or the Forest fire Service in Franklin, NJ at (973) 827-6100.  Please send your name, address, date and time of your trip.


SANITATION--Campers should remove all garbage--cans, bottles, paper, metal foil, etc. from the

property. Disposal by burial is not permitted. The dumpster is for use by day hikers only.



he two latrines in the central camp area must be utilized for toilet facilities.


WATER SUPPLY--Drinking water is available from the pump located near the turnaround. Brook

Water should be considered unsuitable for drinking unless boiled or chlorinated.


Washing of eating utensils or bathing at the pump or in the brook or lake is not permitted; care must be taken not to pollute the area waters in any way.


LANTERNS & PORTABLE STOVES--Gasoline, kerosene, propane lanterns and portable stoves are permitted under the supervision of an experienced group leader. No propane containers are to be left in camp. Fuel must be stored in an Underwriters Approved container.


CONDUCTóConduct or language which is indecent or unduly annoying to others is prohibited and may be sufficient reason for removal/arrest/prosecution of the offending person(s).


ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES--Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer, is not permitted on the property without written permission of the Commission. Any evidence of beer or alcohol consumption may result in the loss of camping privileges and prosecution.


MOTOR VEHICLES--Off-road vehicles are prohibited on the property. Licensed motor vehicles are restricted to defined roadways and parking areas.


MISCELLANEOUS--Only dead and down trees may be used for firewood. No standing tree or shrub may be cut or in any way defaced. Rocks and other debris are not to be thrown into the lake or streams.  Dogs and other pets are to be kept on a leash at all times while in camp. Excessive noise between the hours of 10pm and 6am is prohibited.


IN CASE OF EMERGENCY--Telephone the West Milford Police Department at (973) 728-2800.

Neighbors may be contacted for farther assistance (on Snake Den Road).