Spruce Run Recreation Area

Park Overview:

Fifteen miles of shoreline around the third largest reservoir in the state offer ample recreational opportunities

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:3.79 miles
Park Acreage:2012 acres
City/County/
State:
Clinton
Township/Hunterdon/NJ
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Park Description:

Occupying a pair of peninsulas jutting into Spruce Run Reservoir like opposing canine teeth, the 2,012-acre is typical of most of the day-use areas found in many of New Jersey's state parks and forests.  A park office and visitor center awaits the visitor immediately upon entering the recreation area. Fifteen miles of shoreline around the third largest reservoir in the state offer ample recreational opportunities.

Trails Overview:

The Highlands Trail [teal diamond], approximately 0.91 miles [one way], is the only marked trail within the park boundaries. However, the park grounds and roadways provide for hiking, strolling, jogging and biking activities.  See also the Clinton Wildlife Management Area, which is adjacent to the recreation area.

  • Seasonal fees apply, check with the park's web site in Contact Information below.
Directions:

Take I-78 to Exit 17 [Clinton] and proceed north on NJ 31 for 3.0 miles to the traffic light at Van Syckels Road.  Make a left at the light and continue for 1.4 miles to the recreation area entrance, on the left.

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry
908-638-8572
Region:Central Jersey
Fees:Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information

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The Highlands Trail

 

Visit The Highlands Trail website for complete, accurate and up-to-date information about New Jersey's Millenium Trail, including trail descriptions, current trail conditions and maps.

Click here to go directly to information about the Highlands Trail in Spruce Run Recreation Area.