Allaire State Park is probably best known for its historic 19th-century iron making town, Allaire Village, and its antique steam trains on the Pine Creek Railroad. The Manasquan River, which winds through the park, attracts canoeists and fishermen. The river’s floodplain provides habitat for over 200 species of wildflowers, trees and plants as well as habitat for birds and other wildlife. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy the many trails in the park.
Facilities & Activities:
Historic Allaire Village
Pine Creek Railroad
Nature Interpretive Center
Limited deer hunting
A network of trails winds through the park providing opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Several moderate hiking trails are in the main day use area of the park, accessible from the main parking area. The “South Side” area of the park is approximately 800 acres of varying terrain and has miles of unmarked trails as well as four primary marked multi-use trails. The South Side trails are accessible from a trail head at a large gravel parking lot located on Hospital Road.
Campsites: 45 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station is closed mid-October to mid-April. Campground is open year round.
Group campsites: Six group sites with fire rings, picnic tables and composting toilets. Sites A, B, C, and D hold a maximum capacity of 50 people.
Annual trout stocking of the Manasquan River ensures excellent opportunities for the fresh water anglers. Fishing is subject to New Jersey's Fish and Wildlife Laws; prior knowledge of these laws will make your fishing experience at Allaire state Park more enjoyable.
Picnic facilities are provided for family outings in attractive wooded settings adjacent to the village. Charcoal grills, tables and sanitary facilities are provided.
The Manasquan River flows eastward through the park offering scenic and tranquil setting for canoeists.
A portion of Allaire State Park is available for deer hunting only.