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Cheesequake State Park, Matawan

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Cheesequake State Park is a 1274acre state park located in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey in the United States.The New Jersey Legislature allocated $100,000 in 1937 to purchase property for this state park. The state first acquired a 250 acre tract of farmland and a Civil War era mansion from the Favier brothers in January 1938. Additional lands were acquired over the next two years, and the Civil Conservation Corps, part of the Works Progress Administration, helped develop the property. The park was opened in June 1940.It is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry and is part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route.The name Cheesequake was derived from the Lenape Native American word Cheseh-oh-ke, meaning "upland" or "upland village".
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  • I've been going to Cheesequake for decades. There is a nice, wooded camping area for families, and a grassy camping area for large groups in a more secluded section. The Park offers a selection of tra...  read more »
  • in the past we have gone to this park for the beach at hooks lake this past summer. well the last 2 times were were attacked by mosquitoes and flies. i had about 8 welts on my back from the biting fli...  read more »
  • good place to spend the day for a picnic or family outing! plenty of room to have a large family outing as well 
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