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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:||2030 acres|
|Web Map:||Trail Map|
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Occupying a pair of peninsulas jutting into Spruce Run Reservoir like opposing canine teeth, the 2,020-acre park 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 mile [one way], is the only marked trail within the park boundaries. Click here to go directly to information about the Highlands Trail in Spruce Run Recreation Area.
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.
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. Webmap search: "1 Van Syckels Road, Clinton, NJ 08809"
|Contact Information:||NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry |
|Fees:||Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information|