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Skylands Region
Washington Rock State Park
WASHINGTON ROCK STATE PARK
WASHINGTON ROCK STATE PARK
Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, New Jersey   07305

Phone: 201-915-3401
Washington Rock State Park
'Washington Rock Park'
© Copyrighted by Greg Nichols, Gillette, NJ, with all rights reserved. No part of these materials may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means for any commercial purpose without written permission.

Washington Rock State Park
'Washington Rock Park'
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Washington Rock State Park
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Washington Rock State Park
'Washington Rock Park'
© Copyrighted by Greg Nichols, Gillette, NJ, with all rights reserved. No part of these materials may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means for any commercial purpose without written permission.

Washington Rock State Park
'Washington Rock Park'
© Copyrighted by Greg Nichols, Gillette, NJ, with all rights reserved. No part of these materials may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means for any commercial purpose without written permission.

Washington Rock State Park
'Washington Rock Park'
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One of the oldest state parks in New Jersey, Washington Rock was originally purchased in 1913 to commemorate the historical events of 1777. Situated on top of Watchung Mountain in Green Brook Township, the park is best known for its scenic vista and historical significance. The park is a popular site for picnicking and relaxing.
History of the Area
The strategic location of Washington Rock made it a valuable lookout point during the American Revolution for General George Washington in June of 1777 when the British army under General William Howe was moving toward Westfield. From the vantage point of this natural rock outcropping, General Washington had a thirty-mile panoramic view of the valley and was able to instruct his troops to circle behind Howe's troops and cut off their retreat.


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May 27 Great panoramic views of NYC skyline by somyougago
Amazing state park!


Area Cabins and Lodges

Clarion Inn
11 Cedar Grove Lane
Somerset, NJ
(732) 563-1000


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
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.
Web Site: hollythornhouse.com
15.1 miles from park*
Manchester Inn Bed and Breakfast - Ocean Grove, NJBBs / Inns
The Manchester Inn, The Ocean Grove New Jersey Bed Breakfast and The Secret Garden Restaurant are steps from the white sandy beach and the gentle surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the cooling ocean breezes from our rocking chair porch while overlooking Ocean Pathway, Ocean Groves finest avenue
Web Site: themanchesterinn.com/index.htm
36.9 miles from park*
Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJBBs / Inns
Nestled in the beautiful Skylands Region of New Jersey, the house now known as The Whistling Swan Inn was built in 1905 by Justice of the Peace, Daniel Best, for his wife, Sarah. Come visit Northwest NJ's finest Victorian Inn Voted Top Ten BB in US by Inn Traveler Magazine
Web Site: whistlingswaninn.com
24.9 miles from park*
Wooden Duck Bed Breakfast - Newton, NJBBs / Inns
A brick patio in ground swimming pool invite guests to step outdoors and enjoy their picturesque surroundings and provide a lovely spot for seasonal breakfasting, sunbathing or just plain relaxing
Web Site: woodenduckinn.com/
31.6 miles from park*
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Directions
Take Route 22 to Greenbrook Township to Washington Rock Road. The park is located on Washington Rock Road.

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Washington Rock State Park
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