8.6 Excellent
     
Freehold, New Jersey

Turkey Swamp Park

Freehold, New Jersey



200 Georgia Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Phone: (732) 462-7286

Sites: 64
Recent Rate: $40 7/2016

Latitude: 40.196839187146
Longitude: -74.298477172852

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice park, quiet, open. Sites are good size. Water is a bit far, bring an extra hose. Showers were OK, not spotless. Our 2nd time here and it fits the bill. Great place to get away and free beach and parking at county park, 45 min away. Very nice beach. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B 11
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Several places, eat, shop, movies, groceries near by. Good dinner at Moore's. The beaches.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros Real campground experience. Sandy soil, not mud. Two playgrounds. Lake with boardwalk around part of the lake. Water and electric. Many trees. Very spacious spacing. Pull through circular sites. Picnic table. Friendly Rangers.
Cons No sewer but a dump station. Tight unpaved hard packed sandy roads. Sand in the MH constantly. Very tight tree lined roads for a MH. Many, many low branches. Would not return. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

We did not leave the park.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Best government campground in New Jersey. The park is owned and run by Monmouth County Parks and Recreation. The sites are huge and heavily wooded. The rustic style structures--bath house showers, laundry and pavilions--have a wilderness feel. The park makes you feel like you are in a wilderness as it's huge, over 2,000 acres. It includes a 17 acre lake with a boardwalk and marina for fishing canoeing and paddle boating (small fee). Over 15 miles of hiking trails and a well maintained archery range. There are also three cabins for rent. Each of the 64 sites has water and electric hookups but bring a long hose, the spigots can be over 50 feet away from your RV. There is a central dump station but no individual ones at the sites. Despite the lack of pads, the site setups are sweet. They all include a table, lantern stand and a large heavy steel fire pit ring with a built in grill that can be adjusted and folded upward when just burning. The sandy soil may track into your camper but it doesn't retain heavy rainfall as it absorbs it very quickly, thus the sites never stay wet for long. The sand roads can be narrow and windy in spots but they are excellently maintained and always flat with no potholes. Firewood is available and trash picked up daily. The park rangers do have police powers so the grounds are quite safe. They are always very nice and accommodating. They do enforce their no fires rule after 11pm but often times will let you extend it later. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D7
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Battlefield Park, site of the battle of Monmouth, the pivotal battle during the revolutionary war where the British chose to retreat over losing after a day of fighting.

Raceway Park drag racing.

Six Flags Great Adventure, site of the worlds tallest and fastest roller coaster.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

As the previous reviewer said, this is a real campground experience. There are lots of activities at the park, but the campground isn't that great. The roads are windy getting in. The sites are C-shaped pull-thru, but depending on the side of the road you are on, your door may open right out to the road. People would pull in the wrong way on a one-way, narrow road to get their door to open on the other side. When it rained, we had a lake at our door. There were several other sites like ours. The water hookup is a long ways away from the camper. The water is shared with another site, therefore it is at the entrance to once site and the exit to another. You definitely need extra hoses. There were too many trees to be able to get any satellite coverage. No sewer, but a dump station was available. The laundry machines were ok, but it only took tokens which you had to buy ($3.00 per machine) at the office which isn't open all the time. There seemed to be lots of partiers and it was noisy on weekends. We would not stay here again. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 57

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

This is the most densely forested campground we've stayed in yet. This meant quite a bit of privacy between most sites, but also meant it was challenging driving our 37' motorhome through the campground. The road weaves back and forth the entire way (not straight) with trees and branches very close to the road. We managed it but I can't picture trying it in a much bigger rig. Our camping area was very large, with a picnic table and fire ring. There's a trash can and recycle can at every site which was nice. Our site was mostly hard packed sand (not gravel), so we were constantly tracking it into the rig. We needed 75' of hose to reach the water spigot at our site, but still it was nice having water available, as many county/state parks don't have it at sites. It was a very short drive to Six Flags (our reason for visiting) which was convenient. Being a county park there were lots of trails (and a lake) for walking our dog. The campground was practically deserted during the week but was completely full during the weekend with local campers. There was quite a bit of noise and campfire smoke when the campground was full, but it didn't bother us. Verizon and AT&T both worked great. It rained a lot one day, and some sites looked a bit flooded, but ours was fine. The price seems a little high for a county park, but everything in this area is expensive, so this is on par or even a little cheaper. We'd return here in the future. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B2
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Another return trip to our favorite campground in New Jersey. Spectacular, large, wooded sites. Many wonderful trails. Rangers are friendly and helpful and pick up your garbage and recycling daily from your site. Only negative is no sewer. This park is a gem. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E6
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby Freehold Mall, plenty of restaurants and shopping.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This county park is an excellent place. We have been camping here for the last 21 years every Memorial Day and Labor Day. All sites are pull-thrus and very large for lots of privacy. Totally love this place. We camped at Turkey Swamp Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D9
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Great Adventure and Outlet Shopping.

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Review Count: 330
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 56

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E14
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c Section
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
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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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

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

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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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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