Washington Rock State Park

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Washington Rock State Park

New Jersey

(201) 915-3401

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Overview

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.

One of the oldest state parks in New Jersey, Washington Rock State Park 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's 53 acres are a popular site for picnicking and relaxing. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The park is located on Washington Rock Road.

Map of Washington Rock (NJ)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.612780, -74.472500

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    History lovers will be fascinated by the historical sites Washington Rock State Park has to offer pivotal to the American Revolution. There are many scenic outlooks as well.

  • Picnicking

    This historic park welcomes picnicking on the grounds. There are picnic tables available.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Directions

Driving

Follow Route 22 into Greenbrook. Traveling west, make a right onto Washington Avenue. Follow up the hill; the road ends at the park. Traveling east, take the jughandle at Washington Avenue and cross back over the highway, traveling up the hill; the road ends at the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(201) 915-3401

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