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Cheesequake State Park

 
300 Gordon Road Matawan, NJ 07747
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Cheesequake State Park’s uniqueness lies in its geographical location. Not only is it situated in the middle of the urban north and the suburban south, it lies in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park.

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Brian L.
May 18, 2017
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Parking: The closest lots to the entrance are by the visitor center and the trailhead. Before Memorial Day, parking is free. Visitor Center: Expect 1-2...
Lily H.
Oct. 23, 2017
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Cheesequake Park is the closest hiking area to me, at about 20 minutes away. Its trails are bite sized 1-2 hr paths. They even constructed wooden steps...
Sue T.
Nov. 4, 2017
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Spent a fantastic fall afternoon hiking at Cheesequake State Park. I have memories of this park as a young child, swimming in the lake with my mom....
 
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Mike Esposito
Mike Esposito
Trails are endless. Mix of forest and salt water marshes.
 
Christine Gallego
Christine Gallego
Excellent place to exercise. All different trails for all levels of fitness!! I lost over 100lbs hiking here!! ENJOY!
 
Frit Luciani
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Just Chillin
Just Chillin
This is a nice park and the nature trails are great for staying in shape! If you're swimming in the lake don't open your mouth as the water taste like urine.
 
Patrick H
Patrick H
great place to go for a bike ride or just to relax in the sun
 
Randy Austin
Randy Austin
Trails! Love the trails!
 
Rachel Donovan
Rachel Donovan
Snag a nice shady spot, grill up a nice lunch, swim, hike and play in the park. Bring bug spray.
 
Wendy Callahan
Wendy Callahan
Great place to relax under a tree by a beach
 
John Baker
John Baker
Nice trails. Relaxing.
 
Edward Sullivan
Edward Sullivan
With the pups!
 
Jim Farrell
Jim Farrell
Trails very well marked if u r 1st to walk them in am lots of spider webs
 
Marielle Lizardo
Marielle Lizardo
Nice outdoor for running and do hiking trails
 
Ivan
Ivan
Great place to hike camp and swim
 
DaEun
DaEun
Mosquito CENTRAL! Make sure to get a lot of bug spray onn before hitting the trails.
 
sarah grant
sarah grant
Dirty schmaos around here.
 
Rob Boswell
Rob Boswell
4 of July, the park is Packed do not go after 11:00am
 
Tom Walsh
Tom Walsh
Nice park safe some good hiking trails
 
 
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