Turkey Swamp Park

Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold: Address, Phone Number, Turkey Swamp Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Turkey Swamp Park
4.5
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Robert S
1 contribution
Great Stay!
Jun 2021
What a great campground! From the minute we arrived we enjoyed our stay. We were in town visiting Family and friends, so the park was conveniently located. The park is close to shops, beaches and restaurants. We had a few get togethers at our site, so our family and friends could experience camping with us. The staff and Park Rangers were super friendly. I saw them helping many people throughout our stay, with a smile :) .. . The showers and laundry facilities were kept very clean. All the campers we met were very friendly and everyone respected the 10pm quiet time at their campgrounds. The ticks were very bad, but nothing you can really do about that. The only "issue" my husband had was the roads are very narrow and lots of pot holes, so take the extra few minutes and drive cautiously. The WIFI was pretty bad, but voice service was fair enough. We stayed in a 40 foot 5th wheel and the spot was surprisingly very big. We will be back for sure!
Written June 16, 2021
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SueCatherine
Middletown, New Jersey, USA143 contributions
Delightful sylvan getaway for campers
Jun 2020
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.
Written June 27, 2020
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Wander799816
2 contributions
Stink bugs
Oct 2019 • Couples
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.
Written October 3, 2019
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Joanne S
6 contributions
Beautiful hidden gem
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 3, 2019
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Madalyn M
New York City, NY4 contributions
Fun day outdoors with kids and dog
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 1, 2019
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Jean
2 contributions
Turkey Swamp Park- thumbs down!
Jul 2019 • Family
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.
Written July 25, 2019
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Princess279
East Brunswick, NJ740 contributions
Upset with myself for not discovering this place sooner
Jun 2019 • Family
I found out about this place and went twice in 3 days so far. The kids wanted to fish- we ended up with sunfish dinner. Went on the weekend and it never got crowded. Plenty of picnic tables and grills. Every table has a garbage can and recycle bin available. Beautiful scenery from the lake shore or off the lake from a boat/kayak you can rent right there. We went fishing both times. Next time, I see a nice grilled meal there for us. Looking forward to bring the family out there for a quick getaway only 30 minutes from home. Families, couples, singles, everyone seems to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this place.
Written July 2, 2019
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johnfierro
Freehold, NY47 contributions
Great Park but lots of ticks
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a great park lots to do with family and pets. The only downside is the park is overwhelmed with ticks. So if you are planning g a visit. Make sure you check everyone thoroughly once you get home.
Written July 2, 2019
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Joe k.
3 contributions
Great place for a bbq
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed having our BBQ at this Park. They have plenty of picnic tables offer gazibos for groups and there's a beautiful lake on site. Aside from that there are also hiking trails and campsites.
Written June 12, 2019
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Graham952
Bognor Regis, UK52 contributions
Great place for a family outing
May 2019 • Friends
The authorities have done a wonderful job making this facility a worthwhile place to visit. Staff were very helpful. Had an enjoyable time and would go back.
Written June 4, 2019
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