Bull's Island Recreation Area, Stockton

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The 79-acre (0.32 km2) Bull's Island Recreation Area is on Bull's Island at Raven Rock along the Delaware River approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Stockton, within Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. The park is a part of the 3,578 acres (14.48 km2) Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. It offers a boat launch, fishing, and a nature trail. Canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts can be rented three miles north in Point Pleasant. The surrounding park includes a portion of the D&R Canal Trail, a multi-use trail built on the former Belvidere-Delaware Railroad bed that runs along the island on a north-south route. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

In June 2011, William Arias, 46, of Bound Brook, New Jersey was killed by a falling tree while sleeping in a tent in the upper river section of the Bull's Island campground. The state of New Jersey determined that silt buildup from repeated floods had weakened roots of trees in this area. The park system decided to permanently close campground area and return it to a natural state.
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  • Bull Island will forever be special to us but it has everything a family could want in a park...boat ramp, hiking, bathrooms, playground, views... 
    Bull Island will forever be special to us but it has everything a family could want in a park...boat ramp, hiking, bathrooms, playground, views...  more »
  • Just north of Stockton, NJ, Bull’s Island is a small but wonderful state park. It has plenty of free parking, a boat ramp and a really cool pedestrian bridge to Lumberville, PA. 
    Just north of Stockton, NJ, Bull’s Island is a small but wonderful state park. It has plenty of free parking, a boat ramp and a really cool pedestrian bridge to Lumberville, PA.  more »
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  • Beautiful Roebling built foot bridge across the Delaware River. Modern playground, restrooms, and large picnic area. Also a boat launch and access to the canal path on Both sides of the river. Great place to park and walk across the bridge to dine at the Black Bass Inn. Picturesque views of the river.
  • Fun place to go with children playground ride bikes or scooters or just walk out on footbridge over Delaware easier to get to from Jersey side above Lambertville picnic groves. All free

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