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Cheesequake State Park

300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
732-566-2161
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Matawan
Type: State Parks
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English first
Old bridge
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love to go here for a hike or a run. It is a great setting with nice scenery and good trails. They also have a nice lake for those hot summer days.

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Sayreville, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

this park is basically just a way for the local police too harass people that are out to have a nice day. their were 4 rent a cops on a stretch of road within the park that could not have been more then a mile in length. And they were busy. pulling over and harassing park attendees for anything they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I visited the lake area with my family. Everything was really clean, people were having a good time. The only thing that I hated was the bugs, they never leave you alone and they bite. I went on a Sunday and it's been two days of endless itching and scratching. Not recommended for kids because of the bugs.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is the worst park ever, is next to the parkway, lost of noise. Like to go to a peaceful peak.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice shaded trails for walking and hiking. It is a little crowed in the summer months but off season it is free and nice and quiet.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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240 reviews 240 reviews
131 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I have always lived in NJ but this was my first visit. We love to go biking, hiking and travelling. This park is a gem for easy hiking on a trail. Carefully improved trails with boardwalks and wooden steps make this Eastern woodland area very enjoyable. Today we walked for about 2 hrs on the green trail and the yellow... More

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New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I frequent Cheesequake for day trips to hike their trails with my girlfriend and our dogs. The trails are well kept, marked, and easy to follow. We got a little lost on the green trail once. The Nature Center never really seems to be open no matter what day or time we're in the park. It's the closest park to... More

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tampa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We visit here whenever we are in NJ with family. Nice and peaceful away from the hustle of nj. Very clean too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Tons to do. Bbqs are available with picnic tables. Clean water to swim in.3 small parks for kids and a basketball court.We will give the trails a try next time.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Nice little park in NJ, went there for the price of the campground, not desapointed at all. It's close to the road, so try to chose your site far from it !

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