Cheesequake State Park

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Cheesequake State Park

300 Gordon Rd., Matawan, NJ 07747
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Property Description

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.

The park offers an Interpretive center, 53 campsites, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, mountain bike, nature trails and picnic areas. Campsites feature tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station available. There is an 11-foot height restriction for vehicles entering the camping area. Open April 1 – Oct. 31. Group campsites include the Gordon Field group area that has fire rings, upright grills and picnic tables. There are six individual sites accommodating up to 25 campers each. The area facilities include flush toilets and potable water. Trash must be carried out.