Cheesequake State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
State Park Rd
Matawan, New Jersey 07747

Phone:
(732) 566-2161

Web:
Cheesequake State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open from Apr 1 through Oct 31
Number of Sites: 59

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.

Camping:
Campsites: 53 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 1st through October 31. Six people per site, two vehicles per site.

Group campsites: The Gordon Field group area 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. Open May 1st through October 31st.

Directions:
The park is accessible from exit 120 off the Garden State Parkway and from Route 34. State Park signs are posted at critical intersections along the following routes:GSP, Route 34 South and North. For more detailed directions click here.

Facilities & Activities:
Interpretive center
Trails
Camping
Fishing
Picnicking
Boating/canoeing
Swimming
Winter sports
 

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