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Cheesequake State Park

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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone Number: 732-566-2161
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Peace and Quiet

Very few visitors in Winter to this peaceful space straddling Raritan Bay. The woods and ponds as well as look out areas offer beauty and tranquility in the middle of a crazy busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Holmdel
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Holmdel
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158 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very few visitors in Winter to this peaceful space straddling Raritan Bay. The woods and ponds as well as look out areas offer beauty and tranquility in the middle of a crazy busy area. A great time out. Trails and swimming in warm weather.

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Thank Robert S
Sayreville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great well maintained walking trails- beautiful nature- has lake,trails even camping-close and conveniently located - great place to reconnect with nature-

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Thank Mary H
Keyport, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I love this state park because it offers me the opportunity to experience natiure in a beautiful and tranquil aetting. Being deep in the woods of Cheesequake, i feel as though I am in upststate Maine! In summary, i find Cheesequake to a real gem in the midst of suburban sprawl. A great to be alone or to be with... More 

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Thank Neivagigante
Old Bridge, NJ
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I grew up in Old Bridge, NJ, and still live here. I have always been appreciative that we have a State Park in our small town.

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Thank NJTWINMOM
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The park is beautiful and a great place to go if you're looking to relax. The lake however is not so good. The horseflies near the lake are everywhere. My family and I ended up leaving because of all the the horseflies.

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Thank HannhBugg
Woodside
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1,641 reviews
828 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Plenty of space, nice trails, water feature and places to put a blanket out. It's fairly clean, though has lots of Canadian geese. Plenty of parking

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Thank Bernardo F
Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We paid $20 per night for our site. It has 4 trails that you can explore. Nice site for family camping. Just be careful about the bugs. Make sure to carry A LOT of bug repellent.

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Thank Chikiewik
bangalore
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice view and nice trails. Take a trail and take dip in lake in summer. Its near my place I visit this park once in a season.

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Thank SwathiPejakala
Keyport, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Cheesequake is wonderful. We have been visiting this park for over 20 years. People we meet are friendly and the park is kept quite nice. Thank you.

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Helmetta
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The swimming was very nice except for the goose poop and bug bites. The bites are still with me several days later. The goose poop can be avoided, but be aware that it's there. And take bug spray for sure! There is a fee per carload, but because I am over 62 it was free for our family.

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Thank JudyHelmetta

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