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Located just 5 miles north of Clinton, NJ, and an hour away from Edison, NJ, Spruce Run Recreation Area is surrounded by breathtaking nature and unique landscapes. The sights are simply magical in the fall when the leaves start changing colors. Spruce Run Recreation Area is the place to be if you want to have an eventful camping experience. A large reservoir attracts anglers, boaters, and swimmers when the weather is warm.

Spruce Run Reservoir is the third-largest in the state of New Jersey. It was constructed in 1964 to protect the nearby communities from drought. It is maintained by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Visitors are welcome to explore the area all year round since it offers excellent recreational opportunities. Those of you who wish to experience the Spruce Run Recreation Area themselves could gather up your camping buddies and book an RV in Hunterdon County.

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Getting Outdoors

The reservoir within Spruce Run Recreation Area is a popular fishing spot. Around 29 different fish species live in this body of water. These include catfish, yellow perch, largemouth bass, carp, and northern pike. The area around the reservoir is well-maintained, and anglers may fish from the shore, boat, or pier. Warm summer months are perfect for night fishing, especially if you are trying to catch catfish. Winters are not too cold in New Jersey, but if the surface of the lake freezes, anglers from the nearby communities come here to ice fish.

Spruce Run Recreation Area campers may engage in a variety of outdoor activities here. The reservoir has a large beach right next to the picnic area. You may spend long sunny days cooling off in the water or relaxing in the shade. The 1,290-acre recreation area has miles of trails for hikers who want to explore this place on their own. The terrain is mostly flat, with a couple of steep sections that could be a bit challenging to campers who are just getting into hiking. The park is home to several gorgeous animals such as whitetail deer and various species of waterfowl. When you are interested in wildlife viewing, make sure you keep a safe distance from the animals you spot during the hikes.

Camping at Spruce Run Recreation Area

Spruce Run Recreation Area has one large campground that is open from the beginning of April to late October. Those who go motorhome camping here will have access to basic amenities like showers, bathrooms, picnic tables, and a dump station. There is a total of 67 camping sites that are large and spacious. Each of them is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. None of the sites have electric or water hookups.

Unfortunately, the campground is not pet-friendly, so your furry friend will need to sit this one out. The campground is located right next to the reservoir, providing campers with magnificent views of nature. Reservations are not mandatory, especially if you are planning to go camping at Spruce Run Recreation Area in spring or fall. But those of you who want to make sure there is a spot waiting for them could contact the campground by phone or online.

Exploring the Area

Nestled in the Raritan Valley, Edison is a city named after Thomas Edison, a famous inventor who had a laboratory in Menlo Park. This township is a must-see for every science buff who wants to get familiar with the place where Thomas Edison came up with so many great ideas. If you are one of them, don’t miss an opportunity to see the Thomas Edison Museum. This place is not extremely large but has plenty of interesting artifacts related to the inventor himself. Here visitors may learn a lot about Edison’s life and work in Menlo Park. Additionally, guided tours will provide plenty of information about the invention of the light bulb and so much more.

Another landmark related to the well-known inventor is the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower. The tower was built in the 1930s and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The placement of the tower is quite important because it sits on the exact location of Edison’s former laboratory. The top features the large light bulb that signifies Edison’s most important invention.

Not everything in Edison is about innovations, and you will still have plenty of other things to do here during your visit. For instance, the downtown area has several eateries where you may try local and international food.

Visitors might also discover antique stores nearby. Edison has a dozen gas stations all around the city. Should your RV rental is running low on gas, make a stop at any of them. Once you feel ready to explore another part of New Jersey, head southwest on I-95 to Trenton, the capital of the state.

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