Frequently Asked Questions


    When does the program start and end?

    What materials will I receive for the program?

    The Program runs April 1st – Nov 30th. All access areas are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.  Applications will be mailed out to all prior-year members on March 1, 2020. Online applications will be available March 1, 2020

    How do I apply for the program?

    Customers may apply online on this website

    You can also print an application and mail it in to:

    Red Sand Foundation

    50 East Ridgewood Ave # 331 

    Ridgewood, NJ 07450

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a mailing address only. 

    1. A Badge, that must be worn at all times while within the gates.

    2. A Parking Permit, that must be displayed on the dashboard of your car.

    3. A Key, for access to all member entrance gates on the 4 reservoirs.

    4. A Watershed Recreation Pamphlet. 

    What is the cost of the program?

    The cost is as follows:

    SUEZ Customer:

    Adult (18-61) - $40 each

    Senior (62 +) - $30 each

    Junior (6-17) - $30 each

    Guest (Max 4) - $40 each

    Family Plan (2 adults & 2 Juniors) - $100

    Children 5 & under are FREE


    Non-SUEZ Customer:

    Adults / Seniors / Jrs / Guests - $50 each

    Children 5 & under are FREE

    How long does it take to receive my badge, permit & key?

    You should receive your materials within 7 - 10  business days after receipt of your application. 

    What reservoirs are part of the program?

    Oradell Reservoir

    Lake Deforest Reservoir 

    Woodcliff Lake Reservoir

    Lake Tappan Reservoir

    What activities are offered with the program?

    The Watershed contains many types of wildlife. You can:

    • Fish

    • Hike the many trails

    • Bird watch

    How many guest passes may I purchase?
    You may purchase up to 4 guest passes. All Guests must be accompanied by a badge holder.
    What should I do if I lose my key, badge or parking permit?

    You should call 201-767-9300 x 3208 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number.

    How do I report suspicious behavior?

    Please call our security personnel at 201-599-6021 or 845-620-3328 or the 

    local police department.

    Yes. Both New York & New Jersey require a valid fishing license for anglers

    16 and older.