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Activity Center: 383 Third Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-922-4080 or 3868 - Ranger Station (at Shark River Park) 
Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.    
Closing time is 9:30 p.m. through July 15; 9 p.m. July 16-August 19; and 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3.
Tick Advisory   

All parks are open, but some park facilities remain closed.  See details
Face coverings are required in all buildings. 
(updated 6/26/2020)


Tidal Tuesday - Seine the Cove   
 Tuesdays, July 7-August 25 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Tidal Tuesdays Seining

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore? Join a Park System Naturalist and take part in a free seining program to see what creatures may be found swimming along the cove. Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull in our seine net.  FREE!

Please Note:

  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • The program will not run during inclement weather.
  • Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children.
  • No swimming during the event.
  • This program is designed for individuals and families. No large groups please.


Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs must be on leash at all times while at this park. The Park System provides an off-leash dog area at Thompson Park in Lincroft and at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport. The Activity Center hosts a variety of nature programs with limited street parking.

Please be aware NJ anglers age 16 and up are now required to register with the NJ Saltwater Angler Registry (for free) to fish in marine and fresh tidal waters of NJ. For more information regarding the registration, click here.

In accordance with New Jersey’s recently amended Smoke Free Air Act, all Monmouth County parks are now tobacco free. The new ban applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and vaporize cigarettes, as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chew.


The Board of Recreation Commissioners is continuing to implement a plan to provide greater opportunities for visitors at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area. As the site's beach grew in popularity with dog owners, as well as other users including kayakers, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts, the Board approved a plan in 2015 to accommodate all visitor interests.  A portion of the beach is designated as dog free. Dog owners can enjoy the front (east) portion of the beach while the back (west) portion of the beach is preserved for other beach activities. Please see map.

This delineation of beach activities is in effect year round, all daylight hours. Signs are posted so that visitors will know which portion of the beach is designated for dog access. The leash rule remains in effect and will be enforced by the Park Rangers to ensure the safety and well being of all visitors.  



  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 98 to State Hwy 34 south to State Hwy 35 south. Before bridge, right onto Higgins Ave, Brielle then left onto Hwy 71 (Union Ave). Right onto Fisk Ave/Brielle Road, right onto 3rd Ave., conservation area on right.