Washington Rock State Park

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Washington Rock State Park
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Washington Rock State Park vista
Washington Rock State Park is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Washington Rock State Park
Washington Rock State Park
Location in Somerset County
Washington Rock State Park is located in New Jersey
Washington Rock State Park
Washington Rock State Park
Location in New Jersey
Washington Rock State Park is located in the US
Washington Rock State Park
Washington Rock State Park
Location in United States
Location Green Brook, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°36′47.65″N 74°28′23.70″W / 40.6132361°N 74.4732500°W / 40.6132361; -74.4732500Coordinates: 40°36′47.65″N 74°28′23.70″W / 40.6132361°N 74.4732500°W / 40.6132361; -74.4732500[1]
Area 52-acre (0.21 km2)
Opened 1932
Operated by New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
Website Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Washington Rock State Park is a 52-acre (0.21 km2) scenic state park on top of the first Watchung Mountain in Green Brook, New Jersey. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

It is famous for its scenic overlook used by General George Washington in 1777 to monitor Continental Army troops led by British General William Howe at the Middlebrook encampment. The 30-mile (48 km) panoramic vista covers the eastern plains of New Jersey up to New York City.

The land was bought in 1913 to establish the park and commemorate the events of 1777.[2] Most of it is woodland but at the outlook there are walking trails and a picnic area.

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  1. ^ Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Washington Rock State Park". VisitNJ.org. 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2018-06-26.