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Round Valley Recreation Area

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Four star hike with grand man-made lake. I dodged mtbikers and biting flies and a dog

As a combat marine and veteran i need lots of time alone that is not self-destructive or that puts... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Jersey D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great place to paddle

Spent half a September day gently kayaking the shoreline of Round Valley Reservoir enjoying the... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
High Bridge, New Jersey
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1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon, NJ
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

As a combat marine and veteran i need lots of time alone that is not self-destructive or that puts me into places like churches or malls and such...i got a good workout but ran out of gas. Idk if it was the heat or me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Spent half a September day gently kayaking the shoreline of Round Valley Reservoir enjoying the company of about a half dozen Great Blue Herons. Quite, peaceful all of which makes for a great paddle. There's lots of parking, boat access is easy, and most folks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park, but really unusable esp during summer weekends. Beach is wall to wall people, area around it loaded with families, bbqs, hammocks, leantos tents, really totally not enjoyable people r bussed in from nearby cities,,Trenton etc. we went on a sept afternoon, it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

7 years ago, back in 2011, I worked at this park as a maintenance crew worker. I thought it would be a very nice experience working with the people who run the park, but I was terribly wrong. The boss's son of the maintenance crew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank arkjar33
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Not many places with this set up. You hike 3-6 miles to your site with primitive toilets and minimal water. There was only one water well working while we were there. We were told there was two, but there was one. Long walk to get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Spicydadrocks
Reviewed June 20, 2018

You are not allowed to swim anywhere in this area. Only one very small life guard area and you must pay to access. If you see people swimming in other areas here please call the police as they did to me :)

Date of experience: June 2018
9  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Easy trails alongside a picturesque reservoir. Remember to use your tick spray since it is heavily wooded. Pretty every season of the year. Great place to walk the dogs, but please, please, please remember that it is carry in/carry out. Bring your doggie bags.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

If you have about 2 hours in your day to go for a walk/hike... I can guarantee You and your Family will just love this place. And it's really gorgeous during the Spring months. It's a Must on your list. I'm completely addicted to it's...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Round Valley offers so much for outdoor fun--fishing, swimming, sailing (no speed boats), kayaking, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, and a great place to walk your dog. They even do scuba diving in the lake as it is very deep.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank William S
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I do live about 1 mile from the reservoir, and there is a reason. I really enjoy the crystal clear water in the reservoir and the hiking trails that lead you through the Cushetunk Mountains. Fishing is a bit tough from shore. The level of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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June 27, 2018|
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Response from Deb7111 | Reviewed this property |
Holidays bring long lines at the entrance and many would-be visitors are turned away. They open at 8:00AM and there will be a line waiting then. Answer: the earlier the better!
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