Mount Hope Pond


Mt. Hope Pond Beach Badges are available for purchase via CommunityPass. Please visit to register. Badges are $25.00 per person, and are available to township residents only. Children 5 and under do not need a badge. Please read all of the guidelines provided during registration, and we’d like to thank you in advance for your help keeping Mount Hope Pond healthy this summer!

In-person Mount Hope Pond badge pick up will be on Thursdays, beginning June 4th. Badges are available for purchase online, and can be picked up at the Municipal Building, on Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and  between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please use the back entrance of the municipal building, and call 973-983-2841 once you are at the door. A township representative will walk your badge(s) out.

In an effort to socially distance, we are also mailing badges. After registering online, simply email your receipt to Please include a request to mail your badges, and a confirmation of the correct mailing address. If you do request mailed badges, we cannot provide you badges at the office.

At this time there are no daily passes or swimming lessons.

Summer swim season begins Memorial Day weekend and is open weekends only until through the end of June.  Hours are from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. 

Please review the Mount Hope Pond Beach Rules and Regulations; compliance with these rules helps keep the beach clean and safe for everyone.

Fishing Guidelines

  • Shoreline fishing is permitted except in beach area.
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stocks the pond in the spring and fall with trout.
  • Boats are not permitted.