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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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Nice park

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Bernardo F
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English first
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank HannhBugg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

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

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.

Thank Chikiewik
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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

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.

Thank SwathiPejakala
Keyport, New Jersey
1 review
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.

Thank joanie071
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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.

Thank JudyHelmetta
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We first discovered this park 12 years ago and it has become a family favorite. Proximity to Brooklyn is one attraction. The other is that, apart from the lake area that's crowded with swimmers in the summer, you have the trails pretty much to yourself. The trails are well marked, well maintained, and cover 3-5 miles of hiking. Forest and... More 

1 Thank jjjjjjjNyc
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The park is pretty and serene, considering it is right next to the highway. It is wothin ten minutes of Walmart, pharmacies, restaurants, and gas stations. But... There is an infestation of ticks, bugs, and insects. By the end of our first day, our arms, legs, and neck were bitten. The bug spray or after bite lotions did not work.... More 

1 Thank Jacky N
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A great place for people of all ages. Its numerous trails for hiking are ideal for the beginners and children as well as people seeking a more challenging trail. In summer it gets very crowded, specially the beach area. My favorite time is fall when the leaves are turning and it is not too cold to walk. Great place for... More 

1 Thank adnanshamsi
Old bridge
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116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been going here for a few years. My husband and I like to jog along the trails. Be cautious of the blue trail it ends abruptly and you have to turn around. It's still nice just know what to expect.

2 Thank Zwoman77

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