Turkey Swamp Park and Turkey Swamp WMA


Boardwalk on Alder Trail. Photo by Daniel Chazin.


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Park Overview:

A multi-use park with multi-use trails on the northern edge of the Pinelands.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:9 miles
Park Acreage:5954 acres
Park Description:

Turkey Swamp Park and Turkey Swamp Wildlife Management Area are on the northern edge of the Pinelands.  Part of the Monmouth County Park System, the 2111-acre Turkey Swamp Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities. In addition to a campground, picnic facilities, and a 17-acre lake that offers boating and fishing opportunities [boat rentals are available], there are marked hiking trails.

Adjacent to the county park, Turkey Swamp WMA includes 3,843 acres of upland pine oak, woodlands, lowland and swampy areas.


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Trails Overview:

There are over nine miles of marked trails in Turkey Swamp Park, these mostly on level pathways cutting through forests of pitch pine and oak.   A trail map is available on the park's web site [Contact Information below]

For detailed descriptions of hikes click on "Find a Hike."  Scroll down to the name of this park.

There are no marked trails or designated parking areas in the Turkey Swamp Wildlife Management Area.  For a topographical map click on this NJ DEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife website, and scroll down to the name of the tract.  For general information call 609-984-0547


Take the Garden State Parkway south to Exit 123 and continue on Route 9 South for about 18 miles. Turn right on Jackson Mills Road, and almost immediately turn right again onto Elton-Adelphia Road (County Route 524). In 1.1 miles, turn left onto Georgia Road. Continue for 1.6 miles and turn right at the main entrance to Turkey Swamp Park. Follow the entrance road for 0.3 mile and turn left into the Oak Point Picnic Area. Park here.

Contact Information:Monmouth County Park System
Region:Jersey Shore