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By Area. Things To Do. Family Fun. Events Calendar. Sign up for our free newsletters. Previous Next. Lake Hopatcong in NJ has reopened for swimming with new social distancing rules in place. Photo by Mommy Poppins. Photo courtesy of Morris County 1. Photo by David via Flickr 6. Date TBD, according to park officials.
Located within the Wharton State Forest, the lake is a popular destination for families looking for an alternative to the Jersey Shore. Also near the lake are barbecue grills, a playground, ball fields, trails, nature crafts, and concession stands. If you plan to go on the weekend, get there early as the park often fills to capacity and is closed by 10am.
An entrance fee per car is charged during the summer months. With an inflatable obstacle course for ages 7 and older and an exciting Zoom Flume, Sunrise Lake Beach Club is one of our favorite summer destinations. The sandy beach is perfect for building sand castles and playing volleyball, and kids can enjoy both swimming and paddle boats. Restrooms, showers, and changing facilities are available. The lake is open to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day; however, aside from holidays, it is closed on Mondays.
Parents with toddlers can check out the lake's Tiny Tot Tuesdays in July and August, when the beach club opens exclusively for kids 4 and under and their parents. This is a great opportunity for little ones to play and explore without large crowds and older kids. Seasonal and daily passes are available. Tomahawk Lake offers everything a family could ask for during the hot summer months. Situated on gorgeous acres, the grounds feature a lifeguarded swimming beach as well as a water park, complete with a variety of water slides and rides, including bumper boats and a one-person water coaster.
Parents will appreciate Papoose Land, a specific area designed for children four feet and under. There is also an hole miniature golf course, a volleyball and horseshoe area, picnic areas, and a rustic, outdoor beer garden with live music on the weekends. The park only accepts cash but does have an ATM on the premises. For more information, visit the park's website. Show map of all locations. Lake Nummy at Belleplain State Forest. See more about this place.
Round Valley Reservoir. Lake Hopatcong. Shepherd Lake at Ringwood State Park. Program fees may apply. There are five designated trails at the park. The Red , Yellow , Green and Blue pathways are for hiking and walking use. The White Trail multi-use is designated for hiking and mountain biking. Trail lengths range from 1. Trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderate with inclines. Cheesequake State Park Trail Map.
Trails Guide to Cheesequake State Park. Reserve a campsite at camping. Please note tent and trailer family campsites are available to reserve until Oct. Cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos, group lean-tos, wilderness campsites, group campsites, primitive campsites, and primitive group campsites remain closed until further notice.
There is an foot height restriction for vehicles entering the Camping area. Pet friendly sites are family campsites and Campsites : There is an foot height restriction for vehicles entering the camping area. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station available. Open April 1 through October 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 1 to October A Special Use Permit is utilized to accommodate a specific activity or event being conducted over a short duration. There are two types of special use permits: Non-Commercial and Commercial and fees are based on NJ residency and Non-residents. The six-acre Hooks Creek Lake offers an opportunity for freshwater fishing. Trout, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Sunfish provide the angler with a variety of freshwater species.
Fishing is subject to all NJ Fish and Wildlife regulations. Crabbing is also available from the Crabbing Bridge which is reachable from the lake parking area. The bridge and walkway are ADA accessible. There were still plenty of people utilizing the trails. The only bathrooms open were when you first come in by the office.
I think maybe making sure 'supplies' are full for the weekend would be a good idea. See all photos from Sue T. Parking: The closest lots to the entrance are by the visitor center and the trailhead. Before Memorial Day, parking is free.
Visitor Center: Expect park rangers behind a counter, a few chairs, a bunch of local tourism pamphlets, and a wide open lobby space with air conditioning. The gender-specific restrooms behind the visitor center each have one sink and stalls. The Nature Center and most of the restrooms outside of the Visitor Center are closed until Memorial Day, so plan accordingly.
The terrain is a mixture of woodland and swamp or mostly swamp after a rainstorm. Colored trail markers on metal posts can be found at every half mile. Take note that the porch in front of the Nature Center is mosquito central, since they like hanging out in dark, sheltered spaces.
Two of the four mosquito bites I got were from the mosquitoes at the Nature Center. I managed to keep my feet dry and clean until the last third of the trail, which has a lot of off-road terrain including a brook crossing after the Great White Pine. Other thoughts about the Green Trail: - Consider wearing footwear that drains water or keeps water out. The west side of the trail is considerably more walker-friendly than the east side, so I would consider taking the west side both there and back.
Some stair climbing is required. The lake, which has its own beach, is popular for obvious reasons, and permits fishing but not diving. The roofed pavilion houses concession stands and restrooms, which are surprise both closed until Memorial Day. See all photos from Brian L. Do not come here to kayak, unless you're part of a paid tour.
Ten bucks down, we just went for a hike and enjoyed our lunch. This is a nice park just not for what we intended it for. Awesome park very beautiful and great for dog walks! I'm new to the area. Great place! Excellent trails. Kept very clean. I love to go here and take long walks to clear my mind. Best park in the area.
The only way you will bear this park is if you go for a hour plus drive. Great trails, they have a visitor center, they have bathrooms, there's a life guarded beach during the summer, plenty of parking. If looking for taste of nature in the area check it out. I love to go to all different parks in our area and Cheesequake is definitely one of them. The park is large with extensive trails for everyone. Endless things to see and do.
We are really into bird watching and photography. We have taken some fantastic pictures here of nesting Bald Eagles, Osprey and owls. Excellent place to see many nesting birds in the marsh area, as it is the perfect place for them to feed since the park borders Cheesequake Creek and near to the Raritan Bay in Keyport. Keep it green No garbage cans. See all photos from Donna P. Campsites nicely spaced apart.
Bathrooms were just eh, but hey, you're camping! Bike, hike, a lake beach to swim with snack bar and bathrooms. Scenic paths through the pines to hike. Definitely coming back! Perfect for an easy morning hike in the Central Jersey area! Came here last weekend to get some fresh air. Getting to the park was a breeze, with easily marked signs and ample parking space early in the morning. At the entrance, there are easily readable signs outlining the different trails and their approximate length.
The paths themselves are perfect for almost any kind of weather condition, with wide wooden planks covering watery or rocky areas along the way. The trails also had many markings and gates dictating the correct place to go.
Out of the two trails I went on, the green trail was my favorite. There were trees lining the whole path, with spans of wooden planks overlooking beautiful water and plant life. The blue trail was nice as well- some highlights include a small lake and giant stairs. Bathrooms were located at the trail head and around 2. All in all, a refreshing place to enjoy nature in the area.
So happy to have come here- I'll definitely be back! See all photos from Elise H. Love this park and it's trails. I'm always here with Gus walking the trails and meeting people and their dogs as well. It's well maintained and a good selection of walking trails from Long to short. The longest is 4 miles I believe. It's a loop so you end right back at your car lol which is good. Park closes at 7pm. You can park in the main lot at the entrance and skip, crawl,hike, jog till your hearts content.
That or until it's pitch black, whichever comes first. See all photos from Mark M. Happy NYE :. Read more. I have others that I like for different reasons but I've been going here for decades!!! Woah, just thought about that reality lol. Business website. Phone number. Get Directions. Claim your business to immediately update business information, respond to reviews, and more! Central Jersey's most gorgeous parks. By Katarina L.
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Make a left at the handled by the hooks creek lake park reachable from the lake parking. Boaters must carry their boats offer two reservable picnic areas. For larger groups, we also jackets are permitted. Sign Up or Log In. Permitted the day after Labor NJ Fish and Wildlife regulations. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take the park office at Cheesequake. Visitors will find a beach and make a right at of people, provides shelter and. Hooks Creek Lake Path Intermediate. Please battery illuminated mirror our swimming schedule appropriate group picnicking fee must. PARAGRAPHFishing is subject to all.Cheesequake State Park Video Hooks Creek Lake Old Bridge, Middlesex County Hooks Creek Lake is New Jersey’s little lake that could—thanks to its range of recreational choices. “Between swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, crabbing, or canoeing and kayaking, there’s no shortage of welcome escapes,” says park superintendent David Donnelly. The six-acre Hooks Creek Lake offers an opportunity for freshwater fishing. Trout, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Sunfish provide the angler with a variety of freshwater species. Fishing is subject to all NJ Fish and Wildlife regulations. Crabbing is also available from the Crabbing Bridge which is reachable from the lake parking area. The bridge and walkway are ADA accessible. Picnicking. Hooks Creek Lake. Lake · Matawan, NJ, United States. people checked in here. Santos Lopez was live — feeling fantastic at Hooks Creek Lake. Lydia Escobar is at Hooks Creek Lake. 439 440 441 442 443