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Spruce Run Recreation Area

68 Van Syckels Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809-1034
+1 908-638-8572
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Nice place but over crowded in summer

Nice place for a swim in summer but you have to deal with the crowds. People everywhere... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Hampton, New Jersey
Peaceful during off season

Great place to walk with your dog but don’t bother in the summer. Park is super crowded with many... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Hampton, New Jersey
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68 Van Syckels Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809-1034
+1 908-638-8572
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Nice place for a swim in summer but you have to deal with the crowds. People everywhere! Unfortunately they leave their garbage on the beach which is gross. Great place for a bike ride, picnic,or flying a kite. Also good for car camping.

Thank christophermW3291NS
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to walk with your dog but don’t bother in the summer. Park is super crowded with many people from out of the area who liter and have no respect for the park.

Thank DebMag1971
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The sites are fairly large and we had a nice 180° view of the reservoir. The bathrooms, however were awful. Very dirty, dark and not lit up at night (until you physically walk inside the door) and only cool / luke warm water. The dish...More

Thank MKRT1216
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One of our favorite family camping destinations. Very clean, very peaceful, and perfect for families with relatively young kids, especially for that "first-time" camping experience.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

All state parks around are free. And they require 20 at the weekend if you do not have NJ plate. We chose to go Voorhees State Park Which is a 10-minute driving, and free. Voorhees State Park is very nice and clean - we strongly...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday in August. There was no problem with parking even though we arrived around noon. The lake water was clear and clean, shallow and warm, perfect for kids. There is also a playground right next to the beach. There were a...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Drove by Sat paid 10 to enter just so we can see park and decided to return sunday for the day. Arrived at park round 830am was greeted then given a bag for carryout trash. Parked and then walked to what I thought would be...More

1  Thank Jraksim8
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I do a lot of camping and this is the worst campground I can remember ever staying at. If you are a camper who shines your headlights into your site and across the field onto other people's tents and you play your loud amplified music...More

2  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I Go there walking...prior to high season weekends! Peaceful, beautiful vistas, dogs on leashes are welcome! Take a picnic stay as long as you want n beaches or grasses knolls. Life guards in season, camp grounds!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Spruce ruin is a lovely place to walk, ride a bike or boat. The beach is lovely but gets too crowded on summer weekends.

1  Thank Annie M
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Stacey B
2 July 2017|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
no overnights for your dog but you could try calling the Puppy Patch on Rt. 31 for boarding
Judy L
6 April 2017|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
Most of the activities ate closed but you can hike and there is also a playground. Check out the hunterdon country posts department newsletter which is called The Harbinger. They have a list of all of the ranger-led... More