Allaire State Park is a nice campground located in Atlantic Ave, Howell & in Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, close to the borough of Farmingdale, and to many wonderful places such as the Bear Swamp Natural Area, Howell Park Golf Course, White Castle, Wendy’s, Candlewood Swim and Racquet Club, Manasquan Reservoir, Howell Ice Arena and more.
It is managed & preserved by the New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry (NJDPF) & its part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route.
The park is mainly recognized for its restored 19th-century ironworks, & Allaire Village, all located within the park premises. It is named after the founder of Howell Works, James P. Allaire, at the same site. This family & friends park also hosts the Pine Creek Railroad.
The Allaire State Park family & friends campground provides shower facilities, flush toilets, & a seasonal trailer sanitary dump station. The Family Campground & the Group Campground are two campgrounds within the park.
The campground is open all year & their prices vary from $20 per night for a regular tent site to $30 for a yurt, & $40 for a shelter. Also, only registered guests are allowed to stay overnight in the camping region. The campground is preserved by the State Park. It has 45 tents, trailer sites with picnic tables, 4 yurts, & 6 cabin-like shelters available for rent.
Historic Allaire Village
The historic village earlier known as the Howell Works in the 19th-century, is one of the attractions in Allaire State Park Campground. At that time, the historic village was a thriving industrial community that produced cast iron & pigs. The buildings today, include a blacksmith shop, a church, a carpenter’s shop, a general store, & a foreman’s house. One of the staffers’ row house buildings is now the Allaire Museum & Visitor Center.
The historic village is operated by a non-profit group independent of the park, sponsors various programs & events yearly, including living history events, arts & craft shows.
Camping facilities are provided for family or group outings in attractive wooded settings adjacent to the village, Charcoal grills, tables, fire ring & sanitary facilities.
- For Family – 7 pumps spread around the family campground. These are spigots. Unsure if they are off in the winter.
- For Group – there would be at least one pump.
- Family – there is one bathroom heated with running water & showers.
- Group – there are no heated bathrooms available, just composting toilets.
- Food protection:
No bear boxes & food should be stored in the car.
- And there is a playground located at the family campground.
As you can see the Allaire State Park is a magnificent place to enjoy time with family and friends. We at Proficient Plumbing & Heating are happy to provide our plumbing services in the same town as the Allaire State Park and its visitors!
Here’s the map for the Allaire State Park Campground:
As you can see, the Allaire State Park Campground is about 20 minutes from our head office in Brick, New Jersey!