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Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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  • Great place to go to during the off season, non-summer. Very quiet and spacious. Lots of walking and running paths. Not very many campers. Well maintained. 
  • We rented a pontoon boat for the first time today (8/20) and had a fantastic experience. Pretty much all thanks to the guys running the place. They were unbelievable! So friendly and helpful. Took all...  read more »
  • The park and beautiful and clean with wide paths everywhere, picnic areas spread throughout the facility as well as clean and spacious restrooms. The boat rentals were decently priced although we chos...  read more »
  • Beautiful place to visit during spring/summer. Over 200 species of birds have been spotted here. I got very good sightings of Indigo buntings, cedar waxwings, green heron, killdeer, yellow warblers and willow flycatcher. My husband did a kayak lesson here with "KayakEast" and it was a very good class. We highly recommend the class, especially beginners, but others also benefit from the great tips provided by the instructor.
  • Huge shoreline and hours of fun walking around on a cloudy weekend afternoon. Clean restrooms. Dozens of people enjoying the lake beach and hundreds of families enjoying the campground and picnic areas.
  • I've been in this area multiple times previous years and had a pleasant experience. This year I was very unhappy. First negative experience: when I was trying to fly my quadcopter over the water, park police came and told me that I can't do it, because dam on lake is security object, but on all FAA maps this area is clear to fly for UAVs. Second ocuurence: when I took motor boat from rental, engine stopped after 5 min of riding. When I was picking up my friends to ride on a boat from our campsite, boat rental employees told me that I should only pickup people from boat rental area. Last 5 years I didnt have such problems. I hope in the future New Jersey park service will think how to make recreational experience pleasant and stop being nasty.Right now Spruce Run is not very pleasant place, thanks to a personal who works there.
  • Very quiet even on Labor Day! Great for just bike riding threw it like I did today or picnicking like we did last year!!
  • Swimming area CLOSED for remainder of 2016. But lovely park with some campsites on the lake. Recommend camping during the week, as weekends are crowded and noisy. Go in early summer as low water levels generally disallow swimming by mid July.
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