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Cheesequake State Park

300 Gordon Rd, Matawan, NJ 07747-3668
+1 732-566-2161
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Nice park for Hiking close to home

This park has many trails an covers lots of different areas, Wood, Forest Marsh open,etc. Which is... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Tony R
,
South Amboy, New Jersey
Nice park

Very nice park with great trails. They have different trails depending on how many miles you want... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
cintzu2000
,
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“nature center” (9 reviews)
“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
“green trail” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
300 Gordon Rd, Matawan, NJ 07747-3668
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+1 732-566-2161
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"nature center"
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"hiking trails"
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"green trail"
in 7 reviews
"lake area"
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"close to home"
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"beautiful lake"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
in 2 reviews
"great place to hike"
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"camping"
in 16 reviews
"picnic"
in 15 reviews
"nj"
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"forest"
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"marsh"
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"sites"
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"season"
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This park has many trails an covers lots of different areas, Wood, Forest Marsh open,etc. Which is good since you can go and hike differnt area's and have a different expedience..

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice park with great trails. They have different trails depending on how many miles you want to walk. They have a really nice bike trail for mountain biking.

Thank cintzu2000
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The hike itself was really gorgeous. We did the 3.5 mile green loop and there were some moderately difficult sections up and down tall (almost 2 feet tall) stairs, which would be rough for some people depending on your height and fitness level. There were...More

1  Thank estelle g
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We camped for 2 nights here and did enjoy it but if you're looking for solitude then this is not the place. The road traffic can be heard continuously but you do get used to it after a while. We had campsite number 8 which...More

Thank Connie_Hopper
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This review is mostly about camping. I camped at Cheesquake this past weekend in my popup camper with my family consisting of my husband, me, two small kids and our dog. It's going to be a very thorough review, because the park's website is annoyingly...More

8  Thank AthensNikita
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Pulled off the highway while driving w the wife an kids to grab some dessert one evening. Park Ranger was helpful in explaining our mistake. Didn't really stay long (found a Carvel up the road that was still open) but the park looked nice

3  Thank GaryHands
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Beautiful day you can spend at the lake hiking and just relaxing they offer a beautiful lake beach front very inexpensive to get in the grounds are amazing . The trail are spectacular. In summer hey have a concession or you can bring your own...More

2  Thank Debra L
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

A nice large park. Enjoyed the expansive green space and forested areas too Lots of room for sports and picnic areas too. It's a clean and nice maintained park. A nice natural trail walk as well.

1  Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I have been coming here for years. When I was a kid it was for the lake and picnic areas. Now I refuse to go to the lake as the people who seem to go are rude, loud and obnoxious. They do have an area...More

1  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Perfect place for a hike or bike ride. There are so many hidden gems within the park that I couldn't begin to list them all.

Thank tripbbb12
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Heather C
21 June 2017|
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Response from elk2370bruce | Reviewed this property |
Nearest train station is South Amboy. NJ Transit Sh0re Line. Half hour drive from park
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JennyMorelli
10 June 2017|
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Response from Debra L | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it's 5 or 10 but so worth it
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rosyallie
12 April 2017|
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Response from ETC363 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in some way. From Parking lot to crabbing bridge is paved. Most of hiking trails are not. But, there are some trails where State vans go around, which are paved.
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