Voorhees State Park

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Voorhees State Park

New Jersey

(908) 638-6969

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Overview

Voorhees State Park in Hunterdon County, New Jersey covers a vast 1,400 acres, and is located along the beautiful Raritan River in northern Hunterdon County near Glen Gardner. The park offers views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir. A unique feature of the park is the night skywatching program that are offered to the public year-round by the New Jersey Astronomical Association. In 1965, the New Jersey Astronomical Association built an observatory on land leased from the state. The 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope is one of the largest privately owned telescopes in New Jersey.

Voorhees State Park has seven trails that are suitable for a wide range of abilities and interests. All trails in the park are multi-use except the Cross Park Trail and the Parcourse Circuit, which are footpaths only. The trails range from wide and graveled to rocky and steep in places. Camping is a popular activity in the park, with 47 tent and trailer campsites. There are also two group campsites that can accommodate up to 50 people each. Three rustic, cabin-like structures with wood stoves for heat are available for reservation. Each cabin can accommodate up to four people in two double-deck single bunk beds. All sites and cabins have fire rings and picnic tables. Toilets and showers are within walking distance from all campsites and cabins.

Map of Voorhees (NJ)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.689783, -74.904957

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The multi-use trails offer beautiful paths for mountain biking.

  • Camping

    Camping is allowed in the park for a fee, depending on the type of campsite. There are 47 tent and trailer campsites. There are 2 group campsites that can accommodate up to 50 people each. There also are 3 rustic, cabin-like structures with wood stoves for heat. Each cabin can accommodate up to 4 people in 2 double-deck single bunk beds. All sites and cabins have fire rings and picnic tables. Toilets and showers are within walking distance from the all campsites and cabins. The trailer sanitary station is open April 1 through October 31. Campsites and cabins are open year-round.

  • Fishing

    There is Bass and Bluegill fishing available in several small ponds in the park.

  • Hiking

    The park offers views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir. Voorhees has seven trails that are suitable for a wide range of abilities and interests. All trails in the park are multi-use except the Cross Park Trail and the Parcourse Circuit, which are footpaths only. The trails range from wide and graveled to rocky and steep in places. There is also an exercise course.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park.

  • Picnicking

    Several picnic areas with table and grills are located throughout the park. For larger groups, the park also offers three reservable picnic areas with shelters. Area A and Area B can accommodate 100 people each. Area C can accommodate 75 people.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiing and sledding are popular activities enjoyed in the winter.

Directions

Driving

From New York or north Jersey: Take Route 78 west to exit 17, merge with Route 31 north. At second traffic light, make a right onto 513 north through High Bridge. Follow signs to the park.

From Pennsylvania and western New Jersey: Take I-78 east to exit 16, cross Route 78 to traffic light. Proceed through traffic light. At stop sign turn left, merge onto Route 31 north. At second light on Route 31 north turn right on Route 513 through High Bridge. Follow signs to park.

Phone Numbers

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(908) 638-6969

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