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Kingwood Township
Address: 599 Oak Grove Road, Frenchtown NJ 08825
Phone: 908-996-4276  Fax: 908-996-7753

Kingwood Township Parks and Recreation

Michele Tipton Walters
599 Oak Grove Road
Frenchtown, New Jersey  08825
Phone:  908-996-4276 x 222
Fax:       908-996-7753
Office Hours - Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

For Use of Kingwood Park:

For Use of Horseshoe Bend Park:




Township Parks

Map: Kingwood_Public Open Space and Preserved Farms March 2016.pdf (note that preserved farms are not public)

Note:  Hunting is allowed in some of these parks.  Wearing blaze orange during hunting season is recommended Mondays-Saturdays.  No hunting is permitted on Sundays

Kingwood Township Park - Union Road
200 Union Road  
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

The township's 47 acre park is located at 200 Union Road.  There are 9 ball fields, a playground, picnic area, pavilian, bocce court and concession stand.  A one-mile loop trail encircles the park, with part of the trail travelling through a wooded natural area adjoining the Lockatong Creek.  The park director lives on the premises.  The pavilian can be reserved by contacting the park director.  In 2006, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe and shuffleboard areas were added.  Link to Park Use Forms.  Link to Native Plant Garden.

Horseshoe Bend Park
Park Address:
178 Horseshoe Bend Road
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Horseshoe Bend Park offers sweeping vistas of the Delaware River Valley, rolling hills, forested ravines and pristine streams, and offers habitat to many wildlife species.  The 800-acre park is jointly owned, managed and maintained by Kingwood Township and the NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, offers a venue for horseback riders, hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, and others who favor the peace and tranquility of nature. It includes a 10,000-square-foot event center, leash free dog area, and eleven miles of trails. Download an Overview Map of the Park and Surrounding Area

This preserved tract, located off Horseshoe Bend Road, is adjacent to some 500 hundred acres of open space and preserved farmland, resulting in creation of a more than 1000-acre green space and farm corridor in western Kingwood Township.  

A Natural Resource Inventory was completed for Horseshoe Bend Park in November 2013: HorseshoeBend Park_NRI_Nov2013.pdf

The link below is for a "portable" 8.5 x 11 inch trail map. The map of the park trails has changed several times over the past years as new trails are added or existing trails modified.  Please make sure you have the most up to date trail map when hiking.

Revised Trail map for Horseshoe Bend Park:

Horseshoe Bend Park - Hunting - From September to February Permit hunting is allowed at the park for the purposes of deer control. For more information about the limited hunt - click here.  There is NO SUNDAY HUNTING and only a limited number of permitted hunters will be in the park at any one time - less than 1 per 20 acres. It is reccomended that during that time, non-hunters should wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays.

Please note:
From September to February - Multiple Hunting seasons overlap. During that time wearing blaze orange, while walking in the woods, is strongly advised.

Melnyk Farm Property
Another property owned by Kingwood Township is the Melnyk Farm, also located on Union Road.  The property features a walking trail along Lockatong Creek, joining the Kingwood Township Park and the school; a pond; farm fields; and the Kingwood Township Municipal Garage and Recycling Center.

State Parks

Lockatong Wildlife Management Area
Aerial photo of Lockatong Wildlife Management Area with trail:  
Lockatong_WMA_High_Falls_Trail-small.jpg   2011-05-23-LockatongWMA51a.jpg

Bulls Island Recreation Area
Bulls Island Recreation Area is an 24 acre park located at the southern end of Kingwood Township and the northern end of Delaware Township.  The park is situated along the Delaware River and the Delaware and Raritan Canal.  The park offers camping, fishing and a natural area.

A Biking/Hiking Trail owned and maintained by the NJDEP is located between Route 29 and the Delaware River for the entire length of Kingwood's border, extending north to Milford and south to Trenton.  The trail was made from a former railroad right-of-way.  Parking to access to the Biking/Hiking trail is available at Bulls Island Recreation Area, north of Byram at the old bridge piers across from Point Pleasant, PA, and south of Frenchtown, at the Kingwood Access.

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's Kingwood Access provides a boat launch on the Delaware River, located 1 mile below Frenchtown on Route 29.  The parking area is convenient to using the boat ramp or accessing the Biking/Hiking Trail.  Read more about Delaware River Boat Access Sites.

State Park Links:

Hunterdon Land Trust

Idell Preserve
The Idell Preserve rewards hikers with a short, pleasant stroll where they can observe a variety of plants and amphibian life. Located within the Delaware River Watershed, this 57-acre tract in Kingwood Township includes old growth trees around its perimeter, pine forests that are home to Great horned owls and young deciduous trees.
         Map and Brocure

Kugler Woods
Hunterdon Land Trust helped the state to preserve this 220-acre property on Route 29.  A 1/4 mile steep trail leads through forest to a waterfall.
               Map and Brochure

Muddy Run Preserve
This property is located at 184 Kingwood Locktown Road, Stockton, NJ 08559.  It's meadows, forests, vernal pools and access to Lockatong Creek were preserved by the Hunterdon Land Trust and the NJ Water Supply Authority.  However, it's high value in protecting the water and rare species is threatened by the proposed PennEast pipeline.

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