Lochiel Creek County Park - Barnegat Township

Visited this one on Saturday after Cloverdale Farm.

I can't lie, I was a little disappointed. I don't know if it was the stretch of housing development along the back stretch, or just my expectations were so high after seeing how nice Jake's Branch, Wells Mills, Cattus Island, and Cloverdale Farm were (the other Ocean County Parks I've hiked), but I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped to.

That being said, it's still a nice little patch of pine barrens (and especially the swamp) that's worth the half hour of hiking if you're driving nearby, and it must be really nice for the people who live in the area.


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