Freehold, New Jersey

Turkey Swamp Park

Freehold, New Jersey



Freehold, New Jersey
Phone: (732) 462-7286

Sites: 64
Recent Rate: $40 5/2015

Latitude: 40.1968391871456
Longitude: -74.2984771728516

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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34 Reviews

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Turkey Swamp Park part of the Monmouth County Park system, Freehold Township, NJ

$40 with reservation and being out of state, 64 sites

This was our last stop on a three week trip before we head back to RI. Stayed two nights over the weekend in this 2,217 acre wooded park and really enjoyed it. There are 64 pull through campsites in the woods nicely laid out with water (need long hose), electric, trash, picnic table, lantern holder, fire pit, restrooms and showers. Private sites and little noise. 52 of these sites can be reserved after Jan 1 by calling the park. This parkland was purchased by the town of Freehold for recreation and camping. In the park there is a lake for fishing and boating plus there are eight hiking trails. This is a muliti use park which is huge, there is even an archery range, soccer fields, playgrounds, bike trails and horse trails. Fitness Trail is interesting. The campground is easy to get to off of 195. We would camp here again if in the area. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Battle of Monmouth State Park is only about five miles away and is worth visiting with their exhibits, videos, trails and picnic areas.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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4njcampers

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The bathrooms are okay, but could use some updating. The campground gets very muddy when it rains. Sites are sandy/dirt. You will get that sand/dirt in the camper, so bring a broom. Some sites are kind of tight. Call ahead if trying to bring a big rig. Even for my 24' RV it can be tight in some sites.

This is a huge step up from the NJ State parks campgrounds as you will have electric and water at your site, but it is not nearly as nice as some of the private campgrounds. You are in the woods so bring insect/tic repellant. Also water is not always close so extra hoses are a must!

There are hiking trails, boat rentals, and sometimes wagon rides at the park. It's a nice place to go if heading to Six Flags or other local attractions. the park itself is very beautiful as well. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Six Flags Great Adventure, Monmouth Battlefield, Wemrock Farms, Delicious Orchards, and Eastmont Farms are close by. You can easily day trip to a lot of NJ from here as you are close to Rt9 and Highway 195.

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Clean Showers

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sasully

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff of park rangers were very friendly and accommodating. Park was very clean. Bathhouse was clean. Nice quiet park for a relaxing weekend. Close to the beach. Awesome lake. Walmart was close to get supplies. Very enjoyable time despite evening rain. Even the dog had fun. Didn't get to walk the trails, but we will next time. Monmouth county has a great park system. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Chave

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites offered good privacy. Roads inside the campgrounds were narrow with trees on both sides. Noticed that large puddles of water easily formed on most sites after a rainfall. Water spigots are shared between adjacent sites, so you do need an extended hose to connect to the water. Not bicycle friendly. Wood was $9/load. Very good shade. Verizon cell service fair to good. OTA TV reception fair to good; had all three major networks. No Wi-Fi. $3 token each for washer and dryer. Bathrooms were clean but the men and women showers were in poor condition. Lake was nice for canoeing or kayaking. Crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge from the south - no toll. Gas is at least $0.10 a gallon cheaper in New Jersey than Delaware. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

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jimsimm

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second time camping here. It is close to home for us but has a lot to offer. The campsites are spacious, the bathrooms are very clean and showers had plenty of hot water and nice water pressure. There is a nice playground in the campground and a couple of others in the rest of the park. They have a lake for fishing (bait for sale at ranger station: $3.75) Kayaks, row boats, canoes, and paddle boats for rent for $13/hr. The only downside to the site was the electric couldn't handle our fridge (we didn't even try the AC). The circuit breakers tripped when we turned on the fridge. The water hookup was far from where we parked the camper on the site and we didn't have a long enough hose. We plan on coming back again this year. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Lillylil

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms were dated but clean. Sites were a nice size but lots of brush around so that means lots of bugs. It rained the weekend we were there and the site flooded out. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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JW of Four Corners

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $39.00
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This was a very nice campground. Restrooms are on the old side but very clean. We were there on opening day. Very nice playground and lots of walking trails. We were in a 37 RV and found it a bit difficult to maneuver the roads. We feel a size of 34ft or less would be better. Just a word of advise, the water spigot is located in between sites so you will need a lot of hose (75 feet). We recommend this campground. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Brian Gould

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The trails, the fields, and the lake are all beautiful. The park rangers were terrific. Noise levels were well managed after dark. We stayed right after some serious rains, and the roads were a bit bad, but not terrible. We had no problems navigating the roads to get to our site. We don't normally use the public restrooms, but they looked fairly clean. The sites are huge and fairly far apart. One negative is that the water hookups are VERY far from where you'll park. I had to use three hoses to reach the hookup. Cell service was quite good all over the park. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

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Jellystar

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park on this website and we are glad we did. This county park is clean, accessible and is a great value for your dollar. There are water hook-ups and electric hook-ups. All the sites are pull through and there is plenty of room to maneuver. Some other reviews may state that the roads are narrow with low clearance. We disagree with the low clearance but even thought the roads are just wide enough, so long as a driver takes their time, there shouldn't be any problem. We choose a site that backed-up to the playground and we were still far enough away from any noise. The showers and bathrooms were very accommodating. The lake is fun with rowboat, kayak and paddle boat rentals but it is cash only. Remember to bring a long water hose, 50' or more, as the electric and water hook-ups are opposite from one another. When entering the dump station, remember to enter it squarely as it is kind of tight. One thing worth mentioning is; there was a fire ban put in place prior to our arrival and the rangers were kind enough to call us to see if we still wanted to camp. We camped in a travel trailer and will be back! We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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leorah

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $37.00
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This is a gorgeous, well maintained campground with something for everyone.  Sites are huge, wooded and very private; all are pull through, and each has a fire ring, a nice picnic table and a lantern pole.  The restrooms, showers and laundry are clean.  In the laundry room there's a stainless dual sink for dish washing with paper towels available nearby.   There are 4 playgrounds,  some with cushioned rubber for the small kids, a lake for fishing, and miles of trails for hiking.  Two adjacent sites share a water spigot, so 50 ft of water hose is necessary.  This early in the season we had the loop to ourselves.  This county-run park puts most private campgrounds and state parks to shame. We loved our stay there and wish we could have stayed longer. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

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ml_homeboy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice Park to stay in, large site and power/water hookups. Not bad for a county park. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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FensterRV

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $36.00
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Let the positive reviews keep coming. Turkey Swamp Park is the real deal. We definitely will be back. The lake is beautiful, where you can rent canoe's, kayaks, and paddle boats. (Cash only). The campground itself is immaculate. The sites are huge, and very wooded and private. Our TT is 35 feet so driving through the park is a bit tight at times but manageable. They offered a free wagon ride around the entire park which is beautiful. Heads up. If you have a big rig, you will want to stay on the E loop. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User1905

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We like to stay at Turkey Swamp when we want to go to the shore or visit relatives in the area. They have a lake to take our kayak, but make sure you have a carry partner or small folding trailer because there put in is a short walk with no car access from the parking lot. The sites that I saw had hookups for trailers, but we camp in tents although its nice to have water and electric at the site. It can get crowded when it gets warmer with Great Adventure being near by and the proximity to the Jersey Shore. Several stores nearby so if you forget something you're covered. It is a no frills state park so there are no planned activities, but there is fishing and boat rentals and a playground. They also have a group area for rent. The bathrooms were cleaned everyday by the Park Rangers and there is a laundry facility with snack machines. Very clean campground and will always camp there. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Tent.

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Will Dennis

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $36.00
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Excellent place! Very clean sites and bathhouses, quiet at night, and good playground for kids. Nice small lake with paddleboats for rent. We really enjoyed this campground, and will be back! We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Deskpilot

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $33.00
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Let me tell you a few more things my rookie eyeballs observed about Turkey Swamp Park . The overarching word to describe this campground is CLEAN. The staff at this park does a better job of cleaning that Six Flags Great Adventure where the staff walks around with litter claws all day. The restrooms and shower area were TOP NOTCH clean. They were so clean a bloodhound couldn't find them. All of the expected items were well stocked and ready for a days' use. I even took a shower barefoot because I was stupid enough to pack my shower shoes. A staff member was using a backpack blower AFTER 9:00 to blow clean the playground area of sand off of the rubber matting. Another staff member was busy raking the fallen leaves around the shower room. @ 9:30, two other staff members drove through to collect the trash from the trashcan located at each site. Later, the recycle bin was picked up. In our campsite, there were fresh steel rake marks indicating that the utmost attempt is made to keep sites lump free for the tent community. The camper pads were as close to level as I have seen. I saw not ONE unit with leveling blocks under wheel. Sure, everyone had boards under stabilizer, but it's SAND. By far the SMARTEST policy I saw was the Ranger who patrolled approximately every hour. The best part of his rig was the fact that it was itself a first responder level firetruck ready to answer the call to a minor fire. Talk about putting safety first. I made a point of thanking the staff members on duty for the exceptional maintenance of their campground and promised them a link to this report. You couldn't go wrong picking this campground for an outing with friends and family. Sites can handle just about any sized rig. I saw one that was probably about 2 1/2 feet short of being labeled a PARK model. He slipped out in the early hours and no trees were felled. At $33/night, this was money well spent and I recommend that if you're headed to the area to give this COUNTY park a try. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Tent Trailer.

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