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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
melissaredhead
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new york
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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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new jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Park has several hiking trails of varying difficulties. Mountain bike trail, Camp sites, and picnic areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Once you are in the park, you have no idea that you are so close the the Garden State Parkway. In face, the Parkway runs right through the park. There are many nature trails to hike and explore. I love exploring this park during the fall and winter months. The lake provides fishing opportunities for the whole family. I just... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey, United States
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This park is a great place to send the day. So much to do. From swimming in the lake,to hiking the trails there's something for everyone. The nature center is fun stop for kids. With a touch table and fish and turtles,its a fun place learn about the nature in the area.

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