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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone Number: 732-566-2161
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Just beautiful....

This is a hidden NJ gem. It's a beautiful place. On off times it's beautiful, when it's crowded it's ugly. Don't go to the lake, to swim. Go to the lake to witness the beauty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
DrMontecalvo
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NJ/NYC
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a hidden NJ gem. It's a beautiful place. On off times it's beautiful, when it's crowded it's ugly. Don't go to the lake, to swim. Go to the lake to witness the beauty of nature, the sun rising, and the gorgeous world awaking. It is stunning.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The rolling forest landscape changes from oak, pine, beech to marshland and lowland swamp. Lots of boardwalks, some stairs and a few small uphill climbs keep the hike interesting. There was good birding. Trail markings were great until the last half mile where a detour sign sent us a quarter of a mile out of the way--go LEFT at the... More 

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Matawan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good variety of hiking trails. Did not like that the facilities are not all available during off season. Did not like that hunting is allowed in the park when hikers/visitors are permitted simultaneously, even though warnings are posted.

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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very large. I enjoyed walking along the lake. But during my hike with my dog many cars would come and park...sit for 10 minutes, wait for another car to park next to them, do a little business, and leave. Never saw a park ranger.

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Matawan, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice array of hiking trails and a good place to take your dog for an extended walk. Best outside of the summer when it is much less crowded.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I love to go overnight camping there, The people who are also camping are friendly. It s great pleace close to home, you can spend the whole day there, swimming, hicking abd just relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Cheesquake park is a great place to picnic. It has hiking trails, a nice calm lake for swimming, basketball courts, picnic tables and barbecue grills on site. I grew up going to this park and it was fun as a child and still is as an adult. It is easy to access too, right off the Garden state parkway

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New Monmouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great open space nearby where you came enjoy and be with nature and smell the grass and the simpler things Green grass and fresh air See critters and hear the birds instead of car horns and blasting rap music. Nature opens its door are you entering ?

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Matawan, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Park is located near Raritan Bay. It includes a tidal basin wet lands, forest, lake, museum, playgrounds, campsites and a variety of trails. From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is an entrance fee. The rest of the year it is free. Seniors can get a free state park card that allows them and a car full of people... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Even though this is a very well know park it is tucked away in the center of New Jersey. The park is always clean and the patrons are respectful of each other. It can get a little crowded near the lake on a very hot day but there's plenty of room.

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