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SPRUCE RUN STATE PARK
SPRUCE RUN STATE PARK
1 Van Syckels Rd
Hampton, New Jersey   08827

Phone: 908-638-8572
Spruce Run State Park
'SUNSET '

Spruce Run State Park
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View of the reservoir from the camp grounds

Spruce Run State Park
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Boats out on the reservoir

Spruce Run State Park
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A dead tree surrounded by lush vegetation

Spruce Run State Park
'Spruce Run Resevoir Sunset'
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This was taken in October.

Spruce Run State Park
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A colorful Sunfish out on the reservoir

Spruce Run State Park
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Geese on the reservoir - view from the camp ground area

Spruce Run State Park
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Boaters on a Sunfish

Spruce Run State Park
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Boaters in a canoe with a sail

Spruce Run State Park
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The reservoir from the Boat Launch Area beach

Spruce Run State Park
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A fisherman out in his boat on the reservoir

Spruce Run State Park
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A fisherman trying his luck in the reservoir from the Boat Launch area

Spruce Run State Park
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Boats out on the reservoir

Spruce Run State Park
'Sunset'
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Shot of August sun setting on a calming shore

Spruce Run State Park
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Spruce Run State Park
'AUTUMN IN THE PARK'

Spruce Run State Park
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A Flying Scot out on the reservoir

Spruce Run State Park
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A Sunfish resting on the beach

Spruce Run State Park
'FOLIAGE'

Spruce Run State Park
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Spruce Run State Park
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Some boaters on a Flying Scot headed to the beach area.

Spruce Run State Park
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Spruce Run State Park
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Some boaters on a Sunfish

Spruce Run State Park
'Swimming Area'
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Landscape shot of the beach from the sandy shore

Spruce Run State Park
'SUNSET'

Surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Spruce Run Recreation Area is popular with picnickers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and campers. The reservoir was one of the first water supply facilities to be constructed and operated by the state and covers 1,290 acres with 15 miles of shoreline for recreation. Spruce Run is the third largest reservoir in the state after Round Valley and Wanaque reservoirs.
Camping
Campsites: 67 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Flush toilets and showers are within walking distance. Open April 1 through October 31.

The campground is open from April 1st through October 31st for family camping?no group sites are available. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill. Modern restrooms with showers are located on either side of the campground. Reservations or walk-ins are accepted. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Nearby Accommodations
Holly Thorn House - Whitehouse Station, NJBBs / Inns
A lovely replica of an English country manor home which combines fine old inn-keeping tradition, gracious in every way and lending itself to all seasons. You can enjoy comfortable and serene Queen bedded rooms, furnished with the warmth of antiques, and all with private baths and phones.
9.6 miles from park*
Swimming
From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day while lifeguards are on duty, visitors will find a beach complex containing changing areas, restrooms, showers, a first-aid station, and a concession building where food and beach supplies may be purchased. Flotation devices are not permitted in the swimming area. Grilling is prohibited along the beachfront including the posted grassy area. There is a playground and open fields to set up different ball and net games.
Boating
Motor boating (electric and gas?10hp limit), sailing (25 feet in length and 30 feet above the water line height limit), canoe/kayaking, windsurfing. Trailer launch ramp and cartop launch area. Rentals (908-638-8234) available seasonally and boat storage (dry) available year round. Call for information.


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Picnicking
Seven picnic areas spaciously located in wooded and open areas overlooking the reservoir. Includes tables, charcoal grills and restroom facilities. Visitors may bring their own grills in accordance with fire regulations in effect at that time. For larger groups, we also offer the Group Picnic Area. It holds a capacity of 225 people, provides shelter, playground equipment and it may be reserved for a fee.

Group Picnic Cancellation Fee: 50 percent of Fee.

*Groups of 20 or more people shall reserve picnic facilities at least five days in advance. Such group use is not permitted on Holidays except as authorized by the Superintendent. Reservations for picnic areas are handled by the individual park area offices.
Trails
The Highlands Millennium Trail, which will eventually connect the Delaware River to the Hudson River, is approximately 0.91 miles (one way) within the park boundaries. This leisurely hike is not ADA accessible. The park grounds and roadways are excellent areas for other strolling, jogging and biking activities.
Things To Do in the Area
Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton , NJArts/Cultural/Drama
Peters Valley is a non-profit education center and gallery for craft arts. Tour the studios on weekends during summer. Workshops May to September, 2 to 5 days. Expert instructors from US and abroad. Commute or sleep over for a mini-vacation close-to-home. Wood turning, weaving, jewelry, ceramics, blacksmithing, photography, papermaking, beading and more.
39.5 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 4 Fun by the water by famguy3
Good size lake. Love the boat rentals. Very good price for rentals. Good campsites.
October 28 CAMPING AREA by YAYA
I LOVE IT I HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH FAMILY,ALOT OF FUN. I STAY FOR THE 4 OF JULY WEEKEND.
August 12 great for even smaller children
this lake is great fo the entire family. you can cook out, even bring your own grill if you prefer to use your own. you can bring your own yard items like balls, play basket ball, go on a boat ride, whatever you enjoy outdoors, and its close to home. and you can go for a quick dip in the lake. its not too big so you can easily see your children playing and there are play grounds all around the park. Excellent, been going there since I was a kid, and now i take my kids to enjoy and have great memories of the lake just like I do..
July 22 Great lake...but not too great bathrooms by arnielynda
Went there camping 2 weekends ago. Lake-side camping was very relaxing. Wish I did not have to use the restrooms/shower rooms though. They really need big time scrubbing.
July 6 Water by X.G
I used to love coming to this lake as a child and it seems that as the years go by the water gets dirtier.
July 5 Average Campsite
Pros: the staff is very friendly and helpful. Campsites are spacious. Especially the ones by the lake. Locate near grocery / restaurants. Cons: Dirty bathroom / showers. Not enough showers also. Sometimes the line is quite long. No noise control after 10:00. Other campers are still makeing so much noises after 12:00 at nite. the water in lake is very muddy. Also, rental fee for canoe / boat is very expensive.
June 26 Boat Rentals by Disgusted
Every summer my husband and I take our kids out to the lake at least three times a month and we rent a boat to go fishing. Last week we were shocked to see that all the boats were in terrible conditions, there were no oars in case the engine blew out, and worst of all, not one boat had an anchor!!! The young man seemed very nonchalant when asked about the anchors. He then tied a cinder block to a piece of rope and gave it to us and siad that was the best he can do! I spent the next 4 hours using a stick to push the boat away from rocks while my husband fished. SIGH!!!
June 20 spruce run park by gthdreyes@aol.com
very nice lake


Area Campgrounds
Jugtown Mountain Campsite
1074 State Route 173
Asbury, NJ
908-735-5995
Mountain View Campground
131 Goritz Road
Little York, NJ
908-996-2953
Weather Forecast, (08809)

Directions
From the intersections of Interstate 78W and Route 31N, follow 31 north to the third traffic light ? Van Syckels Road. Turn left and continue 1.5 miles to the Park entrance which is on the left.
Area Shopping
Peters Valley Craft Center Store - Layton , NJArts Crafts
The store at Peters Valley Craft Center offers original handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and home furnishings. Unique items from over 300 artists offer distinctive ideas to embellish the home, treat yourself, or to select for a gift. Visit the Gallery upstairs for our latest exhibit of fine art craft.
39.5 miles from park*

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