TRANSACTION FEE FOR 2014:
Beginning January 1, 2014, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged for all walk-in overnight reservations.

CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, NJ

The six-acre Hooks Creek Lake offers an opportunity for swimming availble at a lifeguarded area from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Also, freshwater fishing is available with appropiate fishing license. Trout, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Sunfish provide the angler with...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Jun 25 2015   Later Dates

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Park day-use activities close at 8 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Family Campsites are open April 1st until October 31st.
Group Campsites are open May 1st until October 31st.
No pets and no alcohol are permitted in the campsites.
LEASE NOTE: There are bridges with a 11' height restriction that you must go under to get to the campsites, RV's over eleven feet tall will NOT be able to enter the Family Campsites.

Please be aware that the Group Campsites do not have showers.
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CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK Family Camping 6 Back-In
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Overview

Description

The six-acre Hooks Creek Lake offers an opportunity for swimming availble at a lifeguarded area from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Also, freshwater fishing is available with appropiate fishing license. 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. Several picnic areas with table and charcoal grills are located throughout the park. For larger groups we offer two reservable picnic sites with a small roofed shelter.


The Nature Center is located a short distance from the trailhead parking area on the Red/ Green/ Blue trail. Visitors are welcome to view the wildlife historical exhibits throughout the Center. Visitors can learn about the three habitats located within Cheesequake State Park. The Center also provides information on the Native American and early colonization of the area.


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. Trails range from .07 to 3 miles . Trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderate with inclines.


Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the Park and is subject to Fish & Wildlife regulations. Contact the Park office for more information.

Geography:

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.

Trails range from .07 to 3 miles.

GPS Corrdinates: DMS 40 ° 26’ 6” N 74° 16' 13" W


Size: 1,569 acres

Recreation:

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.


The Nature Center is located a short distance from the trailhead parking area on the Red/ Green/ Blue trail. Visitors are welcome to view the wildlife historical exhibits throughout the Center. Visitors can learn about the three habitats located within Cheesequake State Park. The Center also provides information on the Native American and early colonization of the area.


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. Trails range from .07 to 3 miles. Trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderate with inclines.

Facilities:

Campsites: 53 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary dump station available.

There is an 11-foot height restriction for vehicles entering the camping area. If your RV is over 11' tall it will not make it into our campsites.

No pets allowed in the family campsites.

Open April 1st through October 31. New Jersey Residents: $20 per night; Non-Residents: $25 per night.

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. New Jersey Residents: $3 per person, per night; Non-Residents: $5 per person, per night. There are no showers in Group Campsites. There are no pets allowed in the campsites.

Nearby Attractions:

State Historic Site - Twin Lights Lighthouse
State Park - Liberty State Park
Federal Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation
Tourist Area - New York City

Booking Window
Sat Jul 26 2014 - Thu Jun 25 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Season Schedule

Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Aquarium Display
  • Bath House
  • CAMPING, IMPROVED SITE
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT/DISPLAY
  • INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
  • Inlet/Sound
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Lake
  • Lifeguards (seasonal)
  • Maintenance
  • Nature Center
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
  • RETAIL, SEASONAL CONCESSIONS
  • RV/Trailer Sanitary Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Trash/Recycling Receptacles
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • CHURCH
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • DINING
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • ADMIN SERVICE, COPYING
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Antiquing
  • Arboretum
  • Archery
  • Art & Museum
  • Ball Field
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Botanical Garden
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Car Rentals
  • Catering
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horse Stalls
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Kennel
  • Lighthouse
  • Lighthouse - Viewing/Tour
  • Mall
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Moorage
  • Motel
  • Musical Performances
  • Ocean/Beach Access
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Paddle Boating
  • Powerboating
  • Propane
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Recycling Station
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sail Boating
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Scuba Diving
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming - Ocean
  • Swimming - River
  • Tennis Court
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Reservoir
  • Swimming-Reservoir
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fees, Changes & Cancellations

FEE INFORMATION
If you make an advanced reservation, a non-refundable reservation fee of $9.25 will be charged.

Your credit card will be charged at the time that the reservation is made. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your confirmation email.

Beginning January 1, 2014, if you make a walk-in registration at a park office, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged.

CHANGES
There is a $7.00 non-refundable reservation change fee required to make a change to any reservation.

Changes must be made prior to your check in date. Changes can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

Any changes made on the check in date are handled at the park office.

It is recommended that you change rather than cancel and rebook a site, because the fees are less.

Note: Reservations made 11 months in advance of the check in date must wait 16 days from the day the reservation was made before it can be changed.

CANCELLATIONS
The $9.25 reservation fee is non-refundable.

All cancellations/changes to a reservation will incur a $7.00 cancellation transaction fee.

Cancellations can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

The cancellation policy for campsites is: $40NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

The cancellation policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) depends on when the cancellation is made.

  • If you cancel seven days or less prior to your check in date, a one night use fee in addition to the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee, will be deducted from any refund due.
  • If you cancel eight days or more prior to your check in date, only the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee will be deducted.

EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY
The early departure policy for campsites is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to $40 NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

The early departure policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to a one night use fee will be deducted from any refund due.


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Jul 25 2014 -
Jul 25 2015
Group Camping $3.00-$5.00
Family Camping $20.00-$25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.43472, -74.26361
40°26'5"N, 74°15'49"W

From the GSP: Take exit 120 and make a right at the end of the exit ramp and follow to the first light. Make a right. At the next light make a right and follow road into the Park.


From Route 34 South: Make a left turn onto Disbrow Road which is the light immediately south of the Marketplace Shopping Plaza. Make a right at the end of Disbrow Road. Make a left at the first light and follow into the Park.


From Route 34 North: Make a right turn onto Disbrow Road which is the light immediately north of the Berg Animal Hospital. Make a right at the end of Disbrow Road. Make a left at the first light and follow into the Park.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK
300 Gordon Road
Matawan  NJ  07747

Phone Number:

Information:  (732)566-2161
Additional Information