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Spruce Run Recreation Area

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Go Fishing!!

OMG, I live less than 3 miles from here. I pass this area everyday on my way to work and yet after... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allison S
Clinton, New Jersey
a wonderful, quiet natural park

We just went on a whim and were we surprised. Beautiful trails, nice lake views and swimming... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Clinton, New Jersey
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68 Van Syckels Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809-1034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reservoir is another one of Hunterdon County's nature gems year round. In the summer, the park attracts thousands of visitors, so come early, especially on holidays. As locals, we enjoy this area year round, especially off season. It offers a beach (if water is...More

1  Thank tinandan2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG, I live less than 3 miles from here. I pass this area everyday on my way to work and yet after 8 years, I FINALLY went inside the park to go fishing with a friend. What fun!! The park is clean and the fish...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We just went on a whim and were we surprised. Beautiful trails, nice lake views and swimming. Great camp sites,lots of room. Good family spot...kids will love fishing and playing at wide clean open shore line. Handy place on site for hamburgers and snacks..

1  Thank gjx2015
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Nice place for a swim in summer but you have to deal with the crowds. People everywhere! Unfortunately they leave their garbage on the beach which is gross. Great place for a bike ride, picnic,or flying a kite. Also good for car camping.

3  Thank christophermW3291NS
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk with your dog but don’t bother in the summer. Park is super crowded with many people from out of the area who liter and have no respect for the park.

1  Thank DebMag1971
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

The sites are fairly large and we had a nice 180° view of the reservoir. The bathrooms, however were awful. Very dirty, dark and not lit up at night (until you physically walk inside the door) and only cool / luke warm water. The dish...More

Thank MKRT1216
Reviewed September 6, 2017

One of our favorite family camping destinations. Very clean, very peaceful, and perfect for families with relatively young kids, especially for that "first-time" camping experience.

1  Thank Ed D
Reviewed August 26, 2017

All state parks around are free. And they require 20 at the weekend if you do not have NJ plate. We chose to go Voorhees State Park Which is a 10-minute driving, and free. Voorhees State Park is very nice and clean - we strongly...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday in August. There was no problem with parking even though we arrived around noon. The lake water was clear and clean, shallow and warm, perfect for kids. There is also a playground right next to the beach. There were a...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Drove by Sat paid 10 to enter just so we can see park and decided to return sunday for the day. Arrived at park round 830am was greeted then given a bag for carryout trash. Parked and then walked to what I thought would be...More

1  Thank Jraksim8
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Stacey B
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
no overnights for your dog but you could try calling the Puppy Patch on Rt. 31 for boarding
Judy L
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
Most of the activities ate closed but you can hike and there is also a playground. Check out the hunterdon country posts department newsletter which is called The Harbinger. They have a list of all of the ranger-led... More
andrew k
August 18, 2016|
Response from Allison S | Reviewed this property |
Motor boats are allowed. I'm not sure of the launch fee. You can get all your questions answered at the NJ dept of parks and forrest website.