Turkey Swamp Park is an expansive park and campsite along the seasonal, rural colors of Freehold Township in Monmouth County, right in the center of NJ. A well traveled site for hikers, dog walkers, and campers, Turkey Swamp Park has been providing its year round public service for many years, with a beautiful lake for fishing and canoeing, and 9 miles of trails for hiking.
Oddly enough, the origin of the name Turkey Swamp Park is unexpected. Turkey was the former name of what is now known as Adelphia, an unincorporated community in Howell Township; and Swamp, referring to the occasional swampy ground conditions due to the proximity to the water line. No turkeys or swamps, but still a fitting name.
The beautiful floral display is sprawled throughout the trails, synonymous with the NJ Pinelands. Turkey Swamp Park’s greatest feature for us is its versatility and diverse landscapes, which allows year round activity, for all seasons and hobbies.
For more information, please consider visiting: Monmouth County Park System Parks Turkey Swamp Park