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“Nice Family Hike”
Review of Jamaica State Park

Jamaica State Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Jamaica
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Owner description: Park offering easy hiking trails.
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We arrived early enough where we didn't get charged for a day pass (about 830ish am). We followed a trail/path along the river to the turnoff for "Overlook Trail". For how busy the campground seemed, we only passed two groups of people along the trail. My husband had our 2.5 yo in a hiking carrier on his back, I had our 2 month old son in a carrier on my chest and our 4.5 yo walked the entire trail. We stopped at the top for some gorgeous views and break for eating. Total hiking time was 2 hours round trip. Afterwards, the kids played at the playground for about an hour.

Thank ashley s
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The hike was easy enough for the kids. Seeing the falls and experience of the cold water at the base of the falls was a memory I'll cherish forever.

Thank michael g
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We spent 2 nights here during an RV trip in July. There are no hook ups available at the site but there is a dump station. A nice variety of camping spots available and it was very quiet. A really beautiful area. From the campgrounds there is very easy access to Salmon Hole, a great swimming hole along the river. I would recommend riding bikes on the path along the river to the trailhead leading to Hamilton Falls. Its a good hike to walk it all the way with kids. The people who knew better rode their bikes. The hike to the Falls is a moderate climb. The waterfall was beautiful. We had it to ourselves for about 20 minutes and waded in the lower pools. Do not attempt to climb the falls. The rocks are very slippery.
I would return here again. There were other trails to be explored.
FYI. We had no cell service there and neither did other campers we spoke to. We had to drive into the little area of Jamaica to get a signal. No biggie except when you want to check weather. The little grocer in Jamaica was great for grabbing a coffee and picking up provisions.

4  Thank Annmarie A
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Go for the medium length hike to the falls and cool down in the lake on the way back. Lovely spot - pine tree scent everywhere. No bears in this area haha

1  Thank Csilla M
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very pretty and well maintained campsite. The walk along the river is fabulous. There are some deep pools and shallow areas just begging to be waited in and to be tested for local fishing.

I think this will be an ideal place for young kids. No doubt.

Thank JOHN B
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