FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Absolutely NO HUNTING and NO WEAPONS of any kind allowed at Camp Wyanokie.
  • Camp Wyanokie is a FAMILY campground. No Alcohol, No Parties, No Fireworks.
  • Camp Wyanokie es un campamento familiar. Sin alcohol, sin fiestas, sin fuegos artificiales.
  • Quiet Hours: from 10:00pm to 8:00am. No Music & No loud noises during this time.
  • Horario de silencio: 22:00 a 8:00 horas. No hay musica ni ruidos fuertes durante este tiempo.

How do I contact Camp Wyanokie? Camp Wyanokie does NOT have a customer service phone number, and there is no on-site staff. All communication must go through our website: https://campwyanokie.com/contact-us/

How do I make a reservation? All reservations must be made through our website at the link below. All reservations MUST be made before 5pm on the date of check-in (we do not take reservations after 5pm) and reservations must be for a total of 7 days or less. https://www.campspot.com/book/campwyanokie

CAMPING RESERVATIONS, Overnight or By The Day: Reservations are REQUIRED for day use, or overnight use of Camp Wyanokie. To get rate information on site availability, rental prices or to make reservations, click here: https://www.campspot.com/book/campwyanokie

Can I book a campsite In-Person? No, all reservations must be done through our on-line reservation system. We do not have any on-site staff at Camp Wyanokie.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to check in. You can cancel for weather related issues up to 24 hours prior to check in.

Check In /Arrival & Check Out / Departure Times: We do not have any on-site staff at Camp Wyanokie for check in or check out. Please ARRIVE at your campsite AFTER 1pm the day of your reservation. Please DEPART your campsite BEFORE 12:00 noon on your departure day.

Can I pay using Cash, Venmo or PayPal? No, all reservations must be done through our on-line reservation system, which only accepts Credit or Debit Cards.

What is the lock code for the Porta-Potty? As of 2023 The Porta-Potty Code is 1234

Why am I having trouble checking out on-line? There are three possible problems. 1. We do not accept reservations after 5pm on the day of arrival, try a later date. 2. We do not accept reservations for stays longer than 7 days, try limiting your stay. 3. Your campsite is not available for a group your size, try another campsite (the WEST campsite has the largest capacity)

When does Camp Wyanokie open/close for the season? Camp Wyanokie opens the first weekend in April and closes the last weekend in November.

ELECTRICITY, PLUMBING, WIFI: Camp Wyanokie offers RUSTIC camping. The campsites DO NOT have electricity, plumbing, showers, running water or WiFi.

LAKE USAGE-Fishing is allowed, but swimming and boating are strictly prohibited at Camp Wyanokie. No paddle boards, rafts, boats or kayaks are allowed. A valid NJ fishing license is required for anyone aged 16-70.

DAY USE – Camp Wyanokie sites can be rented for day use by going to our reservation system. Choose the day you want to use the camp as your check in day. Choose the following day as your check out day. https://www.campspot.com/book/campwyanokie

MAP OF THE AREA FOR HIKING: There is lot of good hiking in the area of Camp Wyanokie. Norvin Green State forest is nearby, and trails can be found on this map: https://www.nynjtc.org/sites/default/files/NYNJTC_NorvinGreen-South2017-WebsiteMap.pdf

Hiking Suggestion Wyanokie Circular Trail to Will Monroe Loop – Approximately 2.5 miles, 90 Minute Loop, Mildly Challenging. There are some large boulders to walk over, so this hike is NOT suggested for the elderly, children under 12 or small dogs. Park your car at Camp Wyanokie and walk to the Southern end of Snake Den Rd. Enter the woods, look left and you’ll see the Wyanokie Circular Trail marked with a RED/WHITE dot. Turn LEFT on to the RED/WHITE trail, follow it to the Will Monroe Loop, marked with PINK and turn LEFT. This PINK trail will lead you over a series of large boulders, then a short, un-marked (but obvious) side trail on your left will take you to a beautiful overlook. Double back to the PINK trail and continue on until your come back to the RED/WHITE Wyanokie Circular Trail, and turn RIGHT. Follow the RED/WHITE trail (heading north-west) back to Snake Den Rd. and Camp Wyanokie. https://www.nynjtc.org/sites/default/files/NYNJTC_NorvinGreen-South2017-WebsiteMap.pdf

FISHING AT THE LAKE: Fishing from shore (no boats) is allowed at our lake, but all individuals 16 – 70 years old are required to have a valid NJ fishing license. All fishing is “catch and release” Only. Please return ALL fish to the lake. Our lake is stocked with bass, blue gill and crappie. Fishing license, fishing gear and bait can be purchased at Tackle & Field, located at: 81 Ringwood Ave. in Wanaque, NJ (about 15 minutes away) www.tackleandfield.com

FIRE PERMITS & FIRE WOOD– Fire permits are NOT REQUIRED. All campsites are equipped with fire rings that are covered under a seasonal fire permit from the state of NJ. All fires MUST be confined to the fire rings. All ashes from your campfire MUST be shoveled into the ash cans located at each campsite. Fire Wood is NOT supplied at Camp Wyanokie. Please bring firewood, fire-starter and matches, or a lighter from home. Local firewood delivery is available. Contact information for local firewood delivery will be provided in your checkout message.
Please read more here: https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/fire/infotools/conditions-restrictions.html

SANITATION / TRASH-Camp Wyanokie does NOT have any trash cans. Campers must bring trash bags and pack out and remove all garbage and dispose of it at home. DO NOT LEAVE FOOD or TRASH around your campsite. Food and trash attract BEARS! *Note: you will be charged $25 per bag for any trash left behind*

BEARS – It is highly unusual for Black Bear to come to Camp Wyanokie. However, occasionally THERE ARE BLACK BEAR IN THE AREA. They are attracted by FOOD & TRASH. So, please store all food and trash in your car, or in plastic bags or sealed containers at least 50 feet away from your campsite, and you MUST TAKE ALL TRASH HOME WITH YOU. *Note: you will be charged $25 for any trash left behind*

BATHROOMS, SHOWERS, RUNNING WATER: There are two Latrines (out-houses) on the property of Camp Wyanokie. There is NO running water, NO showers, NO modern bathrooms. Please bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Porta Potty Code is 1234

WATER SUPPLY – There is NO running water at Camp Wyanokie All campers must supply their own drinking water. There is a hand-pump water well located on the property, but this water is NOT tested and is NOT recommended for drinking.

LANTERNS & PORTABLE STOVES–Butane, kerosene or propane lanterns and portable stoves are permitted under the supervision of an experienced group leader. No fuel containers are to be left in camp. Fuel must be stored in an approved container. Most (not all) campsites have a charcoal grill. You must bring your own charcoal.

CONDUCT— No drugs, alcohol, fireworks or loud music. Conduct that is disruptive to other campers or local residents is prohibited and will result in possible removal/arrest/prosecution of the offending person(s). West Milford Police Department enforces a no noise policy from 10pm to 8am.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE & Social Drug Use–Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages, or social drugs, including beer, wine, liquor, marijuana, etc. is not permitted on the property. West Milford Police Department enforce a strict No Alcohol / No Drug policy at Camp Wyanokie.

MOTOR VEHICLES–Off-road vehicles, dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATV’s are prohibited on the property. Licensed motor vehicles are restricted to defined roadways and parking areas.

*Absolutely NO motor vehicles are allowed on the Dam*

PETS-Dogs and other pets are allowed (1-2 per campsite) but MUST kept on a leash at all times while in camp. Pet noise between the hours of 10pm and 7am is prohibited.

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

Revised 08/25/2022 (M. Crudele)

LEGAL NOTICE: Below are the Updated Terms and Conditions for use of Camp Wyanokie (Revised 10/15/2023)

By making a reservation to use or stay at Camp Wyanokie, you acknowledge that you have read the below indemnification and hold harmless agreement*** 

  • Camp Wyanokie is a FAMILY campground. No Alcohol, No Parties, No Fireworks.
  • Camp Wyanokie es un campamento familiar. Sin alcohol, sin fiestas, sin fuegos artificiales.
  • Quiet Hours: from 10:00pm to 8:00am. No Music & No loud noises during this time.
  • Horario de silencio: 22:00 a 8:00 horas. No hay musica ni ruidos fuertes durante este tiempo.

In consideration of being permitted to use and or stay at the premises of Camp Wyanokie, and for other good valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Undersigned agrees to indemnify, reimburse and otherwise hold harmless and defend Camp Wyanokie Commission (“Camp”) its successors or assigns, or their commissioners, directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers and insurance carriers, attorneys “Camp’s Agents” whether named or not, from any and all fault, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, counterclaims, demands, actions, causes of action, debts, damages, costs, fees, rights duties, obligations, liens, petitions, losses, controversies, executions, offsets and sums or lawsuits or liability of any kind or nature, including, but not limited to any property damage or personal injury, permanent disability death or illnesses (including COVID-19 or any similar communicable diseases or health hazards of any kind or nature, known or unknown) collectively referred to as “Claims” suffered by Undersigned, or Undersigned’s group, program participants their families, employees, agents, guests, invitees, minor children or those in their charge (“Related People”) arising out of, related to, or connected with: the presence at and/or on or use of any Camp grounds, building, and premises located at 550 Snake Den Road, West Milford, NJ 07489 and the surrounding area commonly known as Camp Wyanokie (“Premises”) and participation by Undersigned or its Related People in any activities of any kind at the Camp (“Activities”), including any and all acts, activity, negligence or omissions of Undersigned, Related People and others, including, but not limited to Camp Agents, and or any other person or party which may, in any way whatsoever, arise out of, be related to or be connected with the Premises, the Camp or any Activities thereon. This indemnification shall include the amounts billed to it for attorneys’ fees to Camp or Camp’s Agents and all other costs and expenses paid by them, whether taxable or otherwise, in preparing the defense of and defending such action or proceeding, and establishing and maintaining the application or validity of this agreement or any provision hereof, and in prosecuting any counterclaim, cross-claim.

Undersigned expressly further agrees to assume all risks associated with all Claims or any act or occurrence on the Premises or resulting from any Activities, including but not limited to defective discharge, negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of third parties beyond the control of Camp or Camp’s Agents, contacts with other participants, the Camps facilities and other conditions located at the Premises, whether known or unknown, all risks being known and appreciated by me.

Undersigned furthermore hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she or their Related People suffer from no physical or mental maladies that would impair his/her ability to participate in the use of the Camp’s Premises or Activities. Undersigned further acknowledges that he/she has read, understands and will at all times abide by all rules and procedures and other rules and procedures stated by the Camp or Camp Agents.

Undersigned expressly agrees that this release, waiver and indemnification agreements is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey, and that if any provision of this agreement is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. 

This instrument contains the entire understanding between the parties to this agreement and the terms herein are contractual and not mere recital, and binds the Undersigned and his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs, and next of kin. The presentation of this Release and Waiver constitutes a complete and affirmative defense to any action asserting any Claims and that any such action shall be dismissed with prejudice upon presentation of this Release and Waiver. 

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM SIGNING THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND RELEASE FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY.

(Revised 10-15-2023)