Spruce Run

908-638-5438 (fax)

68 Van Syskles Rd.
Clinton, NJ  08809

Activities: Camping * Swimming * Hunting * Picnic Areas * Fishing * Picnicking * Boating * Canoeing * X-country skiing * Ice Fishing * Ice Boating

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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.

Spruce Run Recreation Area covers 1290 acres and boasts 15 miles of shoreline. This manmade lake/reservoir supplies water to other parts of New Jersey. A retreat from city life, Spruce Run is just about equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. 67 tent and trailer camping sites with showers, picnic tables, woods and open fields.

Twenty-nine species of fish are contained within the waters of Spruce Run including largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, yellow perch and carp. Trout, northern pike and hybrid bass are stocked by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Many special events take place at Spruce Run. These include walk-a-thons, sailing regattas, watershed clean-up days, triathlons, and weddings.  During the winter months, many visitors cross-country ski, ice fish, and ice boat at the recreation area.