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SueCatherine wrote a review Jun 2020
Middletown, New Jersey, USA145 contributions72 helpful votes
When we stayed, the playgrounds and archery were closed because of Covid19. The bathrooms/showers were being cleaned 4x a day and are closed for about 30 minutes (although they took pity on me and let me in once). You're supposed to wear masks in the bathrooms but most people did not (it wasn't very crowded). We had a roomy campsite on the "A" lane on the north side. It was great because we had a view into the woods and it felt private; you can arrange your setup so you don't see anyone else. The downside is that you're about as far as you can be from the bathrooms, but it's only a 5 minute walk). Each campsite has an iron firepit and a grill (you can buy wood in the office), a post with a hook for hanging a camp shower etc., a big picnic table, electric, trash containers, and access to water (in some cases a bit far--bring a long hose. Each campsite shares a water post with two spigots). The ground is flat and sandy and easy to drive stakes and pitch a tent on. Quiet hours are 11-7 and people pretty much cooperated. Rangers drive around periodically. The first night it was so humid that we would have "dew showers" where at first, you think it's raining, but it's dew coming off the leaves. Sites are wooded. We used Deep Woods Off and did not get any ticks (and hardly any mosquito bites). We enjoyed walking the trails during the day. They are pretty flat. It's a nice walk in the woods. We were there Thursday and Fri. When we left on Saturday the campground was filled. I recommend that you reserve in advance, but you have to book a min. of 2 nights.…
Date of experience: June 2020
2 Helpful votes
Wander799816 wrote a review Oct 2019
OMGoodness!! The stink bugs almost carried us away yesterday! They're everywhere! Yuck! Aside from these disgusting bugs,it's a nice park with nice trails, but be aware that it's bow hunting season and the trails are marked as such.
Date of experience: October 2019
Joanne S wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Turkey swamp park has a little bit of everything: boating, fishing, playgrounds, camping, picnic areas. We’ve been going there for over 35 years. Well maintained and rustic. ..a true gem in the middle of Freehold Township.
Date of experience: August 2019
Madalyn M wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Rangers were extremely helpful and friendly. Got in a canoe with 2 adults, 2 toddlers and a dog in a life jacket. Paddled around in the blazing sun as long as we could stand. Then the kids hit the great age-appropriate playground equipment. Sat a bit in the shade of the lodge area to decompress (and contemplate a trip to Jersey Freeze) What a lovely park! What a lovely day! Don't forget your bug spray, sunscreen, and cash to rent a boat.…
Date of experience: August 2019
Jean wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We took an hour drive to rent kayaks and enjoy a nice day in nature. The day was ruined when we walked to rent the kayaks and the ranger said Cash only. It would have been extremely helpful if that was posted on their website.
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote