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Picnic Area

All of our parks have at least a few picnic tables for casual visitors. For groups with more than 25 people, you may reserve the picnic area or the pavilions at select parks for a fee. See below for the list of parks where reservations are accepted:

Group Picnics - Picnic Locations & Maximum Capacities


A. Paul King County Park, Manahawkin 75 persons
John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island, Berkeley Twp. Pavilion 120 persons
Ocean County Park, Lakewood 600 persons
Robert J. Miller Airpark, Berkeley Twp.Pavilion 100 persons
Stanley Tip Seaman County Park, Tuckerton 200 persons
Wells Mills County Park, Waretown 99 persons
Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood 75 persons

Beginning March 1 of each year, reservations for large groups are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made AT LEAST three weeks before the requested date for picnics held between April 1 and November 1.

A fee is charged based upon the size of the group, and proof of insurance is required for groups of 300 or more persons. Reservation Forms and payment may be submitted by mail or in person to the Parks Administration Office in Toms River; or in person at Jakes Branch County Park in Beachwood and Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.

View Picnic Reservation Form and Picnic Rules

  • No reservations on holidays
  • Beer in cans or kegs, wine in wine boxes are allowed by permit only
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted outside the picnic area, including sports fields, trails, and Nature Centers


For small gatherings of less than 25 people, visit one of these parks:


Freedom Fields County Park, Little Egg Harbor Twp
Mill Creek County Park, Berkeley Township
Eno's Pond County Park, Lacey Township
Patriots County Park Field Sports Complex, Jackson
Beaver Dam Creek County Park, Point Pleasant
Lake Shenandoah County Field and Sports Complex, Lakewood
Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat Township
Mantoloking Bridge Fishing Pier, Brick Township
Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Township
Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood
Wells Mills County Park, Waretown
Stanley H."Tip" Seaman County Park, Tuckerton
Robert J. Miller Airpark, Berkeley Twp.
Ocean County Park, Lakewood
John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island, Berkeley Township
A. Paul King County Park , Stafford Township, Lakewood


For more detailed information, Rules and Regulations, or a Picnic Reservation Form, contact us.