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“Historical small park”

Washington Rock State Park
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

NJ has a lot of history and this is just one of the small parks with a great view. Of course, Washington being attached to it makes it a spot for history buffs

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

First off, let me warn you that the address above is the location of the administrative offices for a number of parks and is nowhere near Washington Rock. I never found a correct street address, but I did find the rock. Finally. It's in Green Brook Township near Dunellen, just off US 22. A turn to the north on Washington Ave. (County Rd. 529) takes you up the mountain to the park. If you're not familiar with NJ, turns are made just prior to the intersection, and at this one we had to go off to the right to make our left. Safer, but very confusing for outsiders. The view from the park was fantastic and the growth that would block it has been kept under control. Thanks, park people. A very informative sign explains why Washington was up there and how the location allowed him to move his troops in 1777, thus saving the Continental Army and quite possibly the Revolution. Try to go on a really clear day since there's a view of New York City that would be quite impressive without the haze that left us seeing shadowy shapes. A quarter in the magnifying viewer gets you about 3 minutes to look around at more detail. A small but adequate parking area is located across the road from the park. Picnic tables are available.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This place is so easy to visit. We used the GPS, and it took us to the road that leads to the viewing area. There's only one main way going there. We could not have gotten lost. At first we drove past it. Then we decided to stop at the parking area, where there seemed to be some information about the park. After we parked the car, we noticed that we were actually facing the rock and the amazing view! XD There were maybe 20 parking spots right across from the rock. The view was great. I can't believe a place like this isn't more popular. There are very little areas of high altitude around Central/South Jersey (at least that I can see). This place is definitely worth visiting: Good view; Easy to find; Quiet; Free parking; No fees; anddd it is where Washington once stood!

2  Thank Weeky L
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Just go there on a clear day. You will just be in awe. George Washington was pretty smart to perch himself here and watch the Red Coats. Of course, the British wearing bright red did help. The view of NYC is just amazing.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Saw plenty of trash on grounds and the out house needs to be emptied sooner. It's not safe for children because there isn't any guard rails and some of the brickwork is loose.

1  Thank GlenS864
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