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Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton

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Spruce Run Recreation Area is a 1,290-acre (5.2 km2) New Jersey state recreation area located in Union Township and Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. It encompasses the Spruce Run Reservoir that is used as a backup reservoir to protect the state from prolonged droughts. The reservoir is the third largest in the state, after Round Valley and Wanaque Reservoir. The reservoir is used for recreation purposes, including hunting, fishing, boating and swimming.
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  • We stayed here in our 16 ft travel trailer- Site 56 with water + electric hook ups (a parking spot) with no picnic table. The entire tent/shelter area behind us was taken up with a large family... 
    We stayed here in our 16 ft travel trailer- Site 56 with water + electric hook ups (a parking spot) with no picnic table. The entire tent/shelter area behind us was taken up with a large family...  more »
  • Stayed for a weekend in May. Beautiful park, well kept. Nice trails. Never met the host, asked park worker for map, he was out of them. We enjoyed the trails around Spruce Run Reservoir. Real busy... 
    Stayed for a weekend in May. Beautiful park, well kept. Nice trails. Never met the host, asked park worker for map, he was out of them. We enjoyed the trails around Spruce Run Reservoir. Real busy...  more »
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  • Open for hiking. Will let you in for free after 5pm (close at dark)
  • Mid May - lake has algae apparently when you check their website but no physical sign around to prevent people from swimming. Small beach w/ volleyball net. Also a not-well maintained playground( at least the swings function). Grass area by the beach has a nice view of the lake, good for a picnic on a blanket ( no tables etc.) but the grass isn't cut at all and a lot bugs around which worsens the whole experience. I wish the park was maintained better!

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