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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Weather
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. 

Outside Spruce Run Recreation Area

The adventure doesn't stop after you leave the state park; in fact, you'll have new places waiting to be explored. The area surrounding Spruce Run has various family-friendly restaurants and shopping opportunities. If you're into learning about the surrounding cities’ histories, check out the historical places and museums. You can also find a place to take a railroad excursion or an amusement park adventure. 

Restaurants

Mountain View Chalet

Mountain View Chalet offers a casual dining experience with a choice of pasta, seafood, poultry, and other selective dishes. Wine or a home-baked dessert is the perfect end to a great meal. Vegetarian meals are also offered on the menu.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 154 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ 08802

Rosemarie’s Cucina

Rosemarie’s Cucina is the ideal place for a family meal with Italian cuisine. Enjoy traditional homemade dishes, including brick oven pizza, pasta, delicious desserts, and freshly baked rolls.

Type: Italian

Location: 10 East Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Spain Inn 2

Spain Inn 2 sits just 12 minutes from Spruce Run Recreation Area and provides Spanish/Portuguese cuisine options on the menu. Enjoy appetizers, seafood, fish, meats, soups, and more.

Type: Spanish, Seafood

Location: 1045 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ 08802

Clinton Station Diner

Clinton Station Diner offers seating in an authentic 1972 Blue Comet Train car and is open 24 hours a day. Choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, chicken, and so much more.

Type: American

Location: 2 Bank Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

El Patron Mexican Restaurant

Just 1.9 miles from the state park, you’ll come to El Patron Mexican Restaurant. You can't beat this restaurant for real authentic Mexican food in a wonderful atmosphere with good service.

Type: Mexican

Location: 2014 State Route 31, Glen Gardner, NJ 08809

Shopping

Christine's Bath & Gift Boutique

This unique and small boutique has personalized soaps, lotions, and cream made by Christine. Whether you're interested in different bath essentials or just browsing, stop by this shop to see what the owner has created. 

Location: 49 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

The Vintage Shoppe

This vintage shop has a treasured assortment of antiques and collectibles like knickknacks, furniture, glassware, holiday accessories, and more. 

Location: 21 Leigh Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Beyond Bijoux

This unique little shop has unbelievable customer service and affordable prices. Beyond Bijoux is filled with women's clothing, jewelry, and an assortment of gift items. 

Location: 12 W Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Bike King

Bike King is a full-service bike shop where you can get parts for your bicycle or have it repaired. If your bicycle is past repair or if you're looking to update your ride, you can select a new one off the shop's showroom floor.

Location: 2002 NJ-31 North, Clinton, NJ 08809

Heartstrings

Just 11 minutes from the state park, you'll come to Heartstrings. This unique gift shop offers kitschy unusual gifts such as antique-style jewelry, teacups, picture frames, ladies' apparel, and so much more. 

Location: 10 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Sightseeing

Red Mill Museum Village

Red Mill Museum Village displays over 40,000 agricultural, industrial, and domestic artifacts that are either permanent displays or shown on a rotating basis. For the most part, the displays are permanent exhibits that tell how this particular community developed from Colonial times to when the Red Mill was closed in 1928.

Location: 56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Delaware River Railroad Excursions train cars were built in the Peoples Republic of China in 1989. Several tours take you along the scenic Delaware River. One of the most popular tours is the Villa Milagro Vineyards because it's a combination of a bus ride over to the vineyard and a train ride. You'll get to tour the vineyard and taste some wine while visiting. Other stops along the railway include the Ol' Susquehanna Mine, Historic Pohatcong Garden, and corn maze.

Location: 99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Hunterdon Art Museum

Hunterdon Art Museum features contemporary art, crafts, and designs that are geared to educate, inspire, and challenge the artistic mind. The museum has permanent collections dating from the 1930s to the present for viewing. It offers classes to embrace creative and hidden talents.

Location: 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809

Land of Make Believe

Land of Make Believe is the ideal place for family fun and has been serving the community with amazing rides since 1954. Whether you're into spinning, turning, falling, climbing, or going upside down, this place has it all. If you become hot while you're at this amazing amusement park, take the Pirate's Plunge or go on Blackbeard's River through waves, rapids, and waterfalls.

Location: 354 Great Meadows Road, Hope, NJ 07844

The Oxford Furnace

The Oxford Furnace is a historical landmark that still stands today. The restoration of this unique building began in 1997. This relic of the 18th century originally stood about 31 feet; today, it stands only 22 feet due to the built-up grassy area around its structure. On the hill overlooking the furnace sits Shippen Manor, which was once the ironmaster's home and which now acts as a museum. Both the furnace and Shippen Manor are ideal for touring.

Location: 35 Washington Ave, Oxford, NJ 07863

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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.

NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekdays) : $5

Non-NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekdays) : $10

NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekends) : $10

Non-NJ resident entry fee (per vehicle, weekends) : $20

Entry fee (per pedestrian or bicyclist) : $2

NJ resident Entry fee (per motorcycle) : $5

Non-NJ resident Entry fee (per motorcycle) : $7

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