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Spruce Run Recreation Area

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Go Fishing!!

OMG, I live less than 3 miles from here. I pass this area everyday on my way to work and yet after... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Allison S
Clinton, New Jersey
a wonderful, quiet natural park

We just went on a whim and were we surprised. Beautiful trails, nice lake views and swimming... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Clinton, New Jersey
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68 Van Syckels Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809-1034
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All reviews great place for family loud music nj state nice lake beach area in season great place to walk camping experience young kids lake water sites fishing picnic boat
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

nj state parks require a fee upon entrance. drive right up to the boat rental. i booked my reservation online for a large patio boat for 2 hrs. the patio boat is easily accessible to walkers and wheelchairs. i have knee issues and there is...More

1  Thank jayBangor
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We stayed here for a few nights and we were very happy when we checked out. All day and night the campground was loud with music playing at all hours. Also, instead of walking on the roads to get to the restroom, people would walk...More

Thank TravelerCory
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The reservoir is another one of Hunterdon County's nature gems year round. In the summer, the park attracts thousands of visitors, so come early, especially on holidays. As locals, we enjoy this area year round, especially off season. It offers a beach (if water is...More

2  Thank tinandan2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

OMG, I live less than 3 miles from here. I pass this area everyday on my way to work and yet after 8 years, I FINALLY went inside the park to go fishing with a friend. What fun!! The park is clean and the fish...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We just went on a whim and were we surprised. Beautiful trails, nice lake views and swimming. Great camp sites,lots of room. Good family spot...kids will love fishing and playing at wide clean open shore line. Handy place on site for hamburgers and snacks..

1  Thank gjx2015
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Nice place for a swim in summer but you have to deal with the crowds. People everywhere! Unfortunately they leave their garbage on the beach which is gross. Great place for a bike ride, picnic,or flying a kite. Also good for car camping.

3  Thank christophermW3291NS
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk with your dog but don’t bother in the summer. Park is super crowded with many people from out of the area who liter and have no respect for the park.

1  Thank DebMag1971
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

The sites are fairly large and we had a nice 180° view of the reservoir. The bathrooms, however were awful. Very dirty, dark and not lit up at night (until you physically walk inside the door) and only cool / luke warm water. The dish...More

Thank MKRT1216
Reviewed September 6, 2017

One of our favorite family camping destinations. Very clean, very peaceful, and perfect for families with relatively young kids, especially for that "first-time" camping experience.

1  Thank Ed D
Reviewed August 26, 2017

All state parks around are free. And they require 20 at the weekend if you do not have NJ plate. We chose to go Voorhees State Park Which is a 10-minute driving, and free. Voorhees State Park is very nice and clean - we strongly...More

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Marilyn T
August 20, 2018|
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Response from tinandan2018 | Reviewed this property |
Spruce Run allows dogs on a short leash. You must pick up after them.
Paula S
July 31, 2018|
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Response from tinandan2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Definitely bring your own grill. What is there is well-used and not taken care of very well. Parks Service means well, though.
Stacey B
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
It's mostly for campers and tents but there are 4 Shelters that sleep 4. No dogs overnight although one can walk a dog there if you are not staying. Different prices for NJ resident campers and out of state campers. It is... More