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Cheesequake State Park

300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
+1 732-566-2161
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boy do I feel silly

Pulled off the highway while driving w the wife an kids to grab some dessert one evening. Park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rumson, New Jersey
via mobile

Beautiful day you can spend at the lake hiking and just relaxing they offer a beautiful lake beach... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Debra L
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“labor day” (7 reviews)
300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
+1 732-566-2161
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

1  Thank GaryHands
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

Thank Debra L
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.

Thank Bernardo F
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

Thank Barbara S
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
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Fantastic nature center with both prepared and live exhibits. Jim, the naturalist, is very knowledgeable and committed to the environmental program. Tremendous hiking trails. Summer has the man-made lake. Check out their website for their year-round Sunday programs at the Nature Center. Except for the...More

Thank elk2370bruce
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place has the best hiking trails around. It is a meca for campers and hikers and all sorts of scouts.Many trails for the newbie as well as the experienced .There is lots of wildlife and deer please please leash your dog here .

Thank b0lt77
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love coming here in the spring and fall. Beautiful scenery and great hiking trails! There are spots you can sit for lunch or have a picnic. This park is even nice just to take a drive through. There are stables nearby as well if...More

Thank _evaaa2689
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cheesequake State Park has many trails to explore, a nature center to visit, a campsite, salt marshes, and a lake. It is a beautiful, natural park, and makes for a very nice day of exploring.

Thank T S
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is worth visiting. We went on a cold and windy day just to get some fresh air. It was so much more than we expected. Looking forward to going back in the spring.

Thank Melinda S
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Heather C
If we want to take transit into NYC to sightsee, how far away would it be to a train station or bus?
21 June 2017|
Response from elk2370bruce | Reviewed this property |
Nearest train station is South Amboy. NJ Transit Sh0re Line. Half hour drive from park
Do you have to pay admission in June?
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
Is this park stroller-friendly? I am planning to bring our 8-month baby to the park. If not, I'd have to wear it with the baby carrier, in that case, how long is the usually roundtrip of hike?
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.