Shepherd’s Lake:
Ringwood, NJ


Shepherd’s Lake is a 74 acre scenic lake and park that offers swimming hours, boat rentals and a playground with picnic tables. There are also many hiking trails that can be accessed on the grounds. Shepherds Lake is just around the corner from the NJ Botanical Gardens.

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day there are swimming hours every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It is not permissible to swim when there is no lifeguard on duty.

There are paddle boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks for rent at Shepherd Lake. The boat House is open until 4 p.m.


Posted: August 17, 2017


Shepherd Lake Rd

Ringwood, NJ 07456


Boat Rental Phone Number:




8 a.m.-8 p.m.




Weekday Parking:

NJ Residents-$5.00


Weekend Parking:

NJ Residents-$10.00



Approximate Distance from:

Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Lakewood: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Monsey: 30 minutes

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