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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 8/17/01
01/94
CONTACT: Sharon A. Southard or Amy Collings
(609) 984-1795 or 609-292-2994

Swimming Area Closed at Spruce Run Recreation Area

Due to a shortage of lifeguards, the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry will close the swimming area at Spruce Run Recreation Area as of Sunday, August 19.

The shortage is due to the fact that many of the lifeguards are college students returning to school. Swimmers will be referred to the nearby Round Valley Recreation Area where the swimming area is fully staffed and open.

The Division of Parks and Forestry encourages the public to visit other State Park Service swimming facilities including:

Southern Region

  • Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton
    609-268-0444

  • Bass River State Forest, New Gretna
    609-296-1114

  • Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine
    609-861-2404

  • Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove
    856-358-8616

Central Region

  • Hopatcong State Park, Landing
    973-398-7010

  • Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon
    908-236-6355

Northern Region

  • High Point State Park, Sussex
    973-875-4800

  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood
    973-962-2255

  • Stokes State Forest, Branchville
    973-948-3820

  • Swartswood State Park, Swartswood
    973-383-5230

  • Wawayanda State Park, Highland Lakes
    973-853-4462

Shore Region

  • Cheesequake State Park, Matawan
    732-566-2161

  • Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park (Ocean)
    732-793-0506

All of the State Park Service's freshwater swimming facilities will officially close on Tuesday, September 4.

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