Manasquan Reservoir - Member Hike

Hike Name: Manasquan Reservoir
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Nearby Town: Howell
Rating: 2 stars
Directions: Rt 195 to Route 9 north, immediately upon exiting take Georgia Tavern Rd to Windeler Rd, after a right turn the entrance to the park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left. The parkinglot is straight ahead. The park offers fishing, boating, hiking, biking and kayaking. There is also an environmental center.
Total Hike Distance: 5.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: At the main parkinglot
Trails Used: There is a single loop trail around the reservoir
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: City Park Service
Contact Information: Monmouth County Parks
311 Windeler Road, Howell 07731
(732) 919-0996
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: From the main lot you can start the walk in either direction. When you came into the lot you drove over the trail crossing. The trail is a packed cinder trail which accomodates a wide variety of use. Its a family friendly park with benches along the way, views of the reservoir, and a playground at the Visitors center. The trail offers side trails that loop off of the main trail and there are observation blinds along the way too. Its a 5 mile hike with opportunity to see bald eagles, deer, turtles, snakes and other wild life.



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