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Spruce Run Recreation Area

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Address: 68 Van Syckels Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809-1034
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+1 908-638-8572

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Great place to walk

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan H
Clinton, New Jersey
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Clinton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Hampton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Annie M
Toms River, New Jersey
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136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited in December and it was not crowded on the trails at all. There were a few fishermen by the water which is very low at this time due to the drought. We stopped in at the Ranger station for trail maps and they were helpful.

Thank Kathleen W
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Could not go swimming when we arrived because water level was too low. Thank goodness we found a Paddle Board and Kayak rental company. We happened upon it almost by accident.There needs to be better signs or locate it closer to the swimming area - Surfs-Up Paddle Boards saved our trip.

Thank 461gary
Annandale, New Jersey
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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Being a native of Hunterdon county it makes me sad to see it 1/2 full. I understand it has other purposes. But for a Recreation spot? Not so much. Many other spots to chose from.

2 Thank Stephen W
Oxford, New Jersey
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120 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

So much to do here! The water is VERY low right now, so boating or kayaking can be tough, but there is a ton of trails and so much to see and explore. There is also camping through the State. Set aside a few hours to walk, hike, explore, take pictures or picnic!

1 Thank bigwuhead
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day trip and did paddle boating and kayaking. Staff really friendly and helpful. We went back again the day after as we enjoyed it so much.

Thank Sara H
Clinton, New Jersey
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great place to go to during the off season, non-summer. Very quiet and spacious. Lots of walking and running paths. Not very many campers. Well maintained.

1 Thank Dan M
Branchburg, New Jersey
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We rented a pontoon boat for the first time today (8/20) and had a fantastic experience. Pretty much all thanks to the guys running the place. They were unbelievable! So friendly and helpful. Took all of our stuff (cooler, rods, gear, you name it) to the boat so all we had to worry about was paying and getting our two... More 

Thank MeLow4
New Jersey
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The park and beautiful and clean with wide paths everywhere, picnic areas spread throughout the facility as well as clean and spacious restrooms. The boat rentals were decently priced although we chose not to rent one so i don't have much to say on that. It's truly a place to spend the day relaxed, play a game of volleyball, take... More 

2 Thank Maria_Be77

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