Spruce Run Recreation Area

68 Van Syckel's Road

Surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Spruce Run Recreation Area is popular with picnickers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and campers. The reservoir was one of the first water supply facilities to be constructed and operated by the state and covers 1,290 acres with 15 miles of shoreline for recreation. Spruce Run is the third largest reservoir in the state after Round Valley and Wanaque reservoirs.


Chad Merkley

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A lovely state park in New Jersey. Wildlife, green, peaceful. Driving from California this summer (all lower 49), we pulled in to find about three other camp sites occupied. We decided to stay a couple days to catch up on work and relaxation. Clean bathrooms, and showers... No hook ups. No alcohol in the park.

Karen A.

Monday, June 18, 2018
Nice place to relax and/or have fun. It has a small park for kids, places to BBQ, two volleyball nets. Some people are not considered and the bathrooms may or may not be clean due to that. Water sometimes seem dirty, but is just debris from the trees around.


Saturday, June 16, 2018
We went for a group picnic here..it was a hot and sunny day and we weren't sure if we'll be able to sustain beyond an hour...but the picnic spot was lush green and the kids play area was very close so we could keep an eye on them while enjoying the picnic events. Certainly recommend for picnic. Just keep it clean :)

Edward Morris

Saturday, June 16, 2018
This used to be a nice park to camp and enjoy the lake, but over the last few years it has turned into a place for loud parties and criminal activity. Need more patrols and better enforcement of law to remove the criminal elements that have moved in.

Alan Semon

Monday, April 23, 2018
There's plenty of shoreline here to cruise (I've only ever kayaked here). The water level is currently (4/22/2018) very high and that means there are sections of trees and grasslands that can be paddled (I kept thinking it had a bayou feel to it). As is usually the case, the winds pick up in the afternoon, which can make headwinds a definite possibility.Lots of birds inhabit the trees along the shore, gold finches, herons, and a variety of shorebirds. There is a fee during "season" (summer?), though I don't know how much it is.