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Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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State Park

PARK ADVISORY: Allaire State Park Family Camping is closed until further notice. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection will start work on the construction of a new bathroom/shower facility. Group Camping will re-open April 1st.

Campsites: There are forty-five tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station is open April 15 through October 15. Campsites are open from April 1 - December 15.

Shelters: There are ten shelters. Shelters are cabin-like structures with wood stove for heat and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Each site includes a fire ring and picnic table. Accessible to persons with disabilities. Shelters are open from April 1 - December 15.

Group campsites: Six group sites with fire rings, picnic tables. Sites A, B, C, and D hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Fee: New Jersey Resident $100 per night; Non Resident $200, per night. Sites E and F hold a maximum capacity of 25 people. Fee: NJ Resident $50 per night; Non Resident $100 per night. Open open from April 1 - December 15.

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Location

Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED is located in New Jersey

Detail location of campground

Directions

From the North: Take the Garden State Parkway (GSP) South to exit 98 and follow Allaire State Park signs onto I-195 West. Take exit 31-B off I-195 and make a right at the first traffic light onto Allaire Road (Route 524 East). The campground entrance is approximately 1/2 mile from the light on the left-hand side. From the South: Take the Garden State Parkway (GSP) North to exit 98 and follow Allaire State Park signs onto I-195 West. Take exit 31-B off 1-195 and make a right at the first traffic light onto Allaire Road (Route 524 East). The campground entrance is approximately 1/2 mile from the light on the left-hand side.

Address

4265 Atlantic Ave.
Howell, NJ 07731

Coordinates

40.16539963 N
74.14673381 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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18 Reviews

Jessica D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2023

Situated in nature, fun events in summer, close to beaches"

Allaire State Park is a favorite spot of mine. In addition to their tent sites and group gathering areas (we have had several family reunions here), we enjoy all the activities! There is a historical village where you can visit a blacksmith shop and other spaces to learn about the history. They have a flea market many weekends in the summer months and in early fall. They also. Have Halloween themed events like a hayride. Lots of walking paths surround the park & you are also close to Belmar, Point Pleasant, Manasquan (all fun shore towns). Bathroom maintenance could use some sprucing up, but other than that- great place to visit.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Jessica D., August 23, 2023
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2023

I liked it when we can actually camp there!

This has been closed way before August of 2023. My wife said she seen feds or some type of authority there with hound dogs when she was driving by one day when they closed it. The park said it’s for “bathroom renovations” but a bathroom renovation with a simple design like they have shouldn’t take over a year to do. I want to camp here with my kids since it’s close and every time I drive by it’s still closed. What the heck is going on here???

Other than that the experience we had camping for a weekend was pretty nice and enjoyable. There was a cold spell that came through for the weekend we were there and it was very cold at night, but we ruffed it out.

Month of VisitNovember
j
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2021

Mediocre campground but beautiful park

My experience here was okay but not the best. The park office was easy to find but finding the campground wasn’t. There wasn’t an address for it (only the Park entrance) and there was no signs for which way the campground was once you pull out of the office. Once we finally found the campground, it was quite crowded! We pulled it and found our campsite. It was in the middle of the loop but not heavily shaded so it was very exposed and opened. There was the standard picnic table, fire ring, etc. There was unfortunately many small pieces of trash left by previous campers that we took the time to clean. The bathrooms could tell it was the end of the day when we went but only got worse the next day. It didn’t appear to be cleaned the entire time we were there. By next day, there was feces on the floor and no toilet paper in many of the stalls.

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Month of VisitNovember
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L
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Small but close to New Jersey beaches

Small Campground. Has several sites for B class rigs and small C class rigs along with many tent sites. They also have 2-3 sites that would accommodate a 40’ rig. Our site was fairly level. While no water, electric or sewer hook ups there are several portable water stations and a dump station. Bathrooms are clean and showers are hot! Biking and hiking trails are very nice. The Historic Village at Allaire is really interesting and quite pretty.

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Month of VisitNovember
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Courtney K.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2021

Big sites, but dirty

Sites are spacious, but bathrooms are filthy. They say the clean them daily, but the showers never looked remotely clean, stalls were constantly out of toilet paper, and only two of the three sink worked. We could only fine one spigot for drinking water (the other had been removed). No way would I stay here again.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Dan W.
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2021

Disappointed ☹️

Check in was smooth and informative. Arrived at the site only to find food (hotdogs, buns, carrot sticks) and garbage (drink box straw wrappers, cigarette butts, candy wrappers, food packaging) spread thru out the site. There was large dead limbs and branches over the only level area. I like to keep a tight camp setup so between the placement of the fire ring, the picnic table being attached to the ground, and the only level area being a hazard I was spread out more than I wanted to be. Super late check-ins were noisy and the flashlights in our eyes while they set up camp was annoying. As usual for the amount of use the bathrooms were horrible and showers were cold. I absolutely recommend doing a drive thru and decide on your spot in advance. Thankfully next months spot looks much better.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Dan W., July 26, 2021
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Dwight D.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Not my first choice of campground

Flat ground, sand, dirt, moss, leaves. Enough space for 2-3 tents. Lots of trees for hammocks. Wheelchair accessible picnic table. Fire ring. First time I have seen roaches in the wild. Water spigot down the road a bit. Close campsites, no privacy. Close to the parkway, constant road noise. Okay bathrooms, flush toilets, sinks, showers, electric outlet. Payphone!? Playground. Campground sells firewood.

This campground was not my first choice. I would rather be in more secluded mountainous campsites. The upside to being so close to the parkway is that there are convenience stores nearby if you forget something. Campground sells firewood, they leave it outside the park office so you can pick it up whenever, Do they leave it out overnight? Would be great to know when I roll in after office hours Friday night straight from work. I was unnerved by the cockroaches, both in the bathrooms and at the campsites at night. I was afraid to bring them home, but they weren't evident when I packed up. My noisy neighbors were bothersome, until I realized I forgot my phone charging cord and they let me borrow one! Rained Friday during the day, so the ground was wet all weekend, but no puddles. Got a bit of a sunburn because I forgot cloudy days are deceptive. Otherwise, I had a nice time hanging out(literally, I love hammocks) at the campsite the whole weekend, journaling, reading, and listening to music.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Dwight D., June 15, 2021
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Michael C.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Great sites

This campground is very well taken care of

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Month of VisitJune
F
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2021

Good hiking but small campsites

Good for first timers or booking multiple sites for a bigger group but not secluded.

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Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Felix L., April 26, 2021
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Dan X.
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2021

Nice bike ride to the beach

Did a weekend bikepacking trip from New Brunswick to Allaire. Big sites that you can hear the highway from. A really nice bike ride to Ocean Grove and other beach towns. There are outlets in the bathroom and someone put a fullass drip coffee machine in one of the sinks. I did not refuse a fresh cup of brew.

Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Dan X., January 5, 2021
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E
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Nice place

Nice state park with trails nearby.

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Esther L., October 27, 2020
Erik M.
Reviewed May. 1, 2020

Close getaway

I've stayed in the cabins here a couple times. Love the area lots to do hiking fishing nature walks, something for everyone. Cabins are no frills yet very nice no electricity they are equipi with 4 bunks a LG picnic table and a wood stove for heat. Also a nice porch fire ring and a charcoal grill

  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Erik M., May 1, 2020
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Jay M.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2019

fun times !

enjoyed my time there for the weekend . didn’t like that there was a checkout time and there was no reservation for that day

Justin S.
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2019

Clean and cozy

Tent camped July 1st. Clean bathrooms. Sites are a little too close together. Noisy with highway traffic. Well maintained though. Ticks galore.

Patrick M.
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2018

Ghosttown all of fall

This may be my favorite spot. I habe stayed in all the spots they offer, yurt, cabin and the pull up sites. It is well maintained with numerous trails to hike. Getting a cabin in the winter and going for a snowy hike is wondrful there

L
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2018

Winter Camping

We found this campground one night when we were in NJ. It ended up snowing that night. the bathrooms were clean and warm. There is a lot to do in the area.

Beau B.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2018

Biking and Camping Galore

Great canp ground and State Park. Very clean with professional staff. Lots to do in the area! Mountain Biking from easy, paved trails to several miles of single track with everything in between. Working village and antique train are available most of the year. there are also lots of festivals throughout the summer months.

  • Review photo of Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED by Beau B., August 14, 2018
p
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

Nancy was a mess

We stayed here for 5 days and it was ok. There was this crazy lady who called herself Nancy who was next to us. It was ok at first but as the week went on she became NUTS. The trip was supposed to be 7 days but when i got up at 6 to take a run there was Nancy right outside my door. We cut the trip short but it is a nice campground minus the creepy people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED?

Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED allows vehicles up to 25 feet.

Are fires allowed at Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.