Boating Access by Park


When on the water in the parks, visitors must follow NJ State boating laws and Park System rules and regulations. This includes wearing a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (type I, II, III, hybrid inflatable, or V). Also, conditions at Crosswicks Creek and the Manasquan River Greenway may not always be optimal for paddling; these waters may be obstructed by fallen trees or debris.

Learn more about boating safety at www.uscgboating.org.

NOTE: EXCEPT FOR THE OCEAN, GAS-POWERED MOTOR BOATS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM WATERS.

Park Boat
Rental
Boat Ramp Common Boat Types
Used at Site
Bayshore Waterfront Park,
Port Monmouth
No No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Light-weight cartop vessels such as kayaks, windsurfers.
Crosswicks Creek Greenway,
Upper Freehold *
No No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Light-weight cartop vessels such as kayaks, canoes.
Fisherman's Cove,
Manasquan
No No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Kayaks
Hartshorne Woods Park,
Middletown
No No boat access ****************
Holmdel Park, Holmdel No No boat access
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Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold No No boat access
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Manasquan Reservoir,
Howell
Yes Yes ($5 daily fee for personal craft, $45 seasonal. Fee included w/rentals) Sailboats, kayaks, canoes, rowboats (electric motors)
Manasquan River Greenway, **
Howell
No No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Light-weight cartop vessels such as kayaks, canoes.
Perrineville Lake Park, Millstone No Yes (free) Kayaks, canoes, rowboats(electric motors)
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park,
Long Branch
No No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Light-weight cartop vessels such as kayaks, canoes.
Shark River Park, Neptune No No boat access
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Thompson Park, Lincroft No Yes (free) Kayaks, canoes, rowboats(electric motors)
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold Yes No (boaters must carry their vessel from parking lot to water) Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats (electric motors)
* (Park at Route 537 bridge near Holmes Mill Rd)
** (Park at Havens Bridge Rd., West Farms Rd., Southard Ave., Ketchum Ave., Howell)