Spruce Run Recreation Area RV & Campground Guide

New Jersey

Spruce Run Recreation Area is surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County and covers 1,290 acres with 15 miles of shoreline. Spruce Run is about 16 miles west of Phillipsburg, northwest of Clinton and Glen Gardner. Visitors come to see the gorgeous moonlight views over the reservoir, wildlife, and water leisure activities. It's the third-largest reservoir in New Jersey after Wanaque and Round Valley reservoir and is used for recreational purposes like fishing, swimming, and boating. Many waterfowl roam the area and are permitted to be hunted on a seasonal basis. 

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Spring 28-72 F
Summer 57-86 F
Fall 33-77 F
Winter 19-43 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Spruce Run Recreation Area

Many people come to state parks to get closer to nature. However, if you're not into roughing it, consider an RV rental, where you'll never have to worry about wildlife sneaking inside your sleeping bag. RVshare takes care of everything from locating an RV that suits your needs and budget down to the final arrangements. All you have to do is select from the many RV options. 

MountainView Campground

MountainView Campground sits within a few miles of Interstate 78 and is nestled on the south side of the Musconetcong Mountains. This pet-friendly campground provides large, well-spaced sites that are equipped with electrical hookup opportunities. There is a playground on the grounds to help entertain your youngsters.

Stephens State Park Campground

Less than 22 miles from Spruce Run, you'll come to Stephens State Park Campground, which sits in another great state park. The campground has 40 sites for tents and small trailers, and all have a fire ring and a picnic table. Some of the campsites have water and electrical hookups and are within walking distance of all of the state park's activities. Amenities available here are a dump station, showers, restrooms, and a playground. Pets are welcome.

Triple Brook Camping Resort

Triple Brook Camping Resort sits near the Delaware Water Gap and provides daily and seasonal sites with water, electric, and sewer hookups. Pets are welcome. Some amenities included here are a camping store, a propane filling station, a family pool with water slide, and a separate adult pool area with a heated whirlpool.

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What to Do at
Spruce Run Recreation Area

Inside Spruce Run Recreation Area

Visitors enjoy the challenge of catching 29 species of fish in Spruce Run, including catfish, carp, largemouth bass, sunfish, and yellow perch; it's seasonally stocked with hybrid, bass, trout, and northern pike. The reservoir is the ideal place for a family outing of boating, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and canoeing. Many visitors come to spend time at the beach, where you'll find lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The beach complex also contains a first aid station, restrooms, showers, and changing areas. Other things to do inside this recreational area are hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, and cookouts. 

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How to Get to
Spruce Run Recreation Area

Spruce Run Recreation Area is in the city of Clinton and is accessible using NJ-31, which runs north to south from Clinton, New Jersey, to Glen Gardner, New Jersey. From NJ-31, take Van Syckles Road for about 1.5 miles, and the park's entrance will be on the left.

Entering Spruce Run Recreation Area

Spruce Run Recreation Area is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spruce Run Recreation Area NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekdays) : $5.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area Non-NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekdays) : $10.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekends) : $10.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area Non-NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekends) : $20.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area Entry fee (per pedestrian or bicyclist) : $2.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area NJ resident Entry fee (per motorcycle) : $5.0

Spruce Run Recreation Area Non-NJ resident Entry fee (per motorcycle) : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spruce Run Recreation Area

Are there designated RV camping spots in Spruce Run Recreation Area?

Spruce Run Recreation Area features a campground with 70 designated RV campsites. The RV sites at the campground are equipped with water and 50-amp electrical hookups, and there are several basic amenities available.

What is the climate of Spruce Run Recreation Area?

The climate of Spruce Run Recreation Area is relatively moderate. The temperatures during summer hover between 57 and 86 degrees while the winters can drop as low as 19 with quite a bit of snowfall.

What is the best time of year to visit Spruce Run Recreation Area?

If you're looking to enjoy activities like fishing, boating, hiking, and biking, you should visit Spruce Run Recreation Area between June and September. That will give you the best shot of enjoying the warm sunshine.

Are pets allowed at Spruce Run Recreation Area?

You can bring your pets along to Spruce Run Recreation Area for no additional fee. However, you'll need to keep them leashed and clean up after them at all times.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Spruce Run Recreation Area?

Many cool wildlife species call Spruce Run Recreation Area their home. Some of the animals to look out for include red foxes, white-tailed deer, opossums, striped skunks, coyotes, black bears, groundhogs, and raccoons.