About the Center
The Round Valley Youth Center was founded in 1962. In 2021 the name was change to the Sauerland Outdoor Center.
The Center is tucked away in the picturesque Cushetunk Mountains of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The property consists of 82 acres of gently rolling hills and quiet forested areas. The land is operated by the Hunterdon Conservation, Education and Recreation Council, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Our facility is directed by volunteer trustees who oversee the maintenance of the facility. The Center's lands and structures are leased from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and is operated and maintained through the donations of organizations, businesses and individuals. The Center has 1800 feet of frontage on the tranquil Round Valley Reservoir, which is a New Jersey Water Conservation Project. The physical attributes of the Center are varied and flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of outdoor activities.
Our facility has many great features that your originization can utilize.
- 82 Acres of open fields and woodlands
- 1800 ft of frontage to Round Valley Reservoir
- Access to the 8.3 mile Cushetunk trail
- 2 horse rings and judging stand
- Fishing Pond
- Well for drinkable water
- Flagpole for ceromonies
- Pavillion with electricity and lights
- 2 Port-a-johns (1 is handicap accessable)
- Stage for performing arts
- Gaga Pit
Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.
The state of NJ is performing maintenance on the reservoir dam that is adjacent to our property. A portion of our facility is fenced off and unavailable until the construction project is complete. The 18 acre field at the top of the hill and the wooded campsites are unavailable during this time.
Activities include camping, fishing, hiking and picnics. Special events play a large part in the Center's life. Music festivals, pet shows, model rocketry, Indian cultural festivals, mountain bike competitions, educational workshops, drone flights, Civil War reenactments, and horse shows have all been hosted at the facility. Bring your ideas to the Sauerland Outdoor Center. We will work with you to make your event an especially memorable time for your group or organization.
All use of the Sauerland Outdoor Center is by prior reservation. Annual or reoccuring reservations are welcome. We make every effort to accommodate the handicapped.
This facility is located on land owned by the state of New Jersey. Alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs and firearms are not allowed on the premises.
100% of the fees collected are put towards maintaining and improving the facility.
Usage fees are based on the number of people that attend your event, per day. Everyone is counted, including the oranization leaders.
The fees for using the Center is $3.00 per person, per day. If your event is a daytime event, this is calculated per calendar day. For an overnight event, it is caluclated from noon one day to noon the next day.
If your group would like to utilize the stage, there is a flat fee of $50.
Additional port-a-johns are available. Contact us for the fee.
Each form is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
Your donations are appreciated. The Center has no paid staff. The full amount of your donation goes to care and maintenance of the facility.
All contributions are tax deductible.
1124 A Route 629
Lebanon, NJ 08833