Cheesequake State Park

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Cheesequake State Park


Location:Off the Garden State Parkway at Exit 120 or via Route 34; follow signs.
Facilities:53 tent and trailer campsites with flush toilets and showers, 6 group campsites with water and flush toilets, picnic areas, group picnic areas with shelter, playfields, and playground, hiking and multi-use trails, bathhouse, food concession, interpretive center.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only; cartop boat launch only), canoeing, lake fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding.
Special Features:Park is located in the middle of the urban north and suburban south, 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 its principal characteristics.
Address:300 Gordon Rd
Matawan, NJ 07747

Phone:732-566-2161
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/cheesequake.html
Size: 1,361 acres.

See other parks in New Jersey.
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In New Jersey, national parks and beaches were closed due to the state's government shutdown, including Cheesequake and Island Beach and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, according to (http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/07/what_is_opened_and_closed_in_nj_during_the_state_g.html) NJ.com on July 1.
"The creek is a small part of the overall site, which is approximately 1.5 miles in length and includes the Laurence Harbor seawall and the western jetty at the Cheesequake Creek."
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The freestanding industrial facility is under-construction at Cheesequake Road in Sayreville, N.J.
From "Wrecked Boat, Cheesequake Creek, November 1993" which shows a sadly overturned and decaying vessel on stagnant waters, to "Flowering Apple Tree, Ticetown, May 1994" which offers a glorious glimpse of a tree in exuberant full bloom, these images evoke far more than one man's personal history--they form a window into the soul of the area's land and community.
Some of the closest homes are to the south of the landfill, but they are buffered from it by Cheesequake State Park.
Another section consists of the western jetty in Sayreville and extends from the Cheesequake Creek Inlet into Raritan Bay.
"This unique project combines the latest in home design with beautiful surroundings overlooking the Cheesequake River."
The second sector consists of the western jetty in Sayreville and extends from the Cheesequake Creek Inlet into Raritan Bay.
The department said the final containment of the site will provide long-term protection to the public as well as wildlife in the ecologically fragile tidal marshes along Cheesequake Creek.