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Part of the South Branch Reservation

Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm



Stanton Station
Staton Station circa 1900



The Stanton Station Section is named after the passenger and freight train station that was once located a short distance away. Passenger service at the station was discontinued in the late 1930s and the station was abandoned. The building was purchased in 1943 by Robert and Hermia Lechner for $75 and transported to Echo Hill for use as a dining hall for their summer camp. The 1880 bridge near the parking area is one of the earliest metal truss bridges in Hunterdon County. It is unique because of its trussed floor beams that mirror the configuration above.

The County acquired most of this land in 1975 as part of the South Branch Reservation. Today, the reservation totals over 1000 acres. Besides providing recreational opportunities, the reservation helps preserve the watershed along the South Branch of the Raritan River.

Acreage 152
Meeting Room NO
Mountain Biking YES


Canoe Access YES
Cross County Skiing NO
Fishing YES
Fitness Trail NO
Gardens NO
Hiking/Nature Trails YES
Horseshoe Court NO
Horse Trails NO
Hunting YES
Information Boards YES
Nature Study YES
Picnic Pavilions NO
Picnic Sites NO
Playground NO
Restrooms NO
Scenic Vistas YES
Sledding Area NO
Soccer & Baseball/Softball Fields NO
Visitor Center NO
Gazebo NO
Parking YES
Reservable Facility NO

Other South Branch Areas:

Echo Hill Section: Located on Lilac Drive, this site offers a mile loop trail, playground, and a fishing pond. Special events and
nature programs are held here and two meeting rooms are available by reservation.

Sunnyside Picnic and Memorial Area: Offers picnic sites and a fisherman's trail along the South Branch of the Raritan River.
Also located within the park is a memorial area dedicated to the County residents who lost their lives in the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.

Wings Section: Located on Deer Path Road, this section offers hiking trails and fishing access.

The Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

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Location: The Stanton Station Section is located at 30 Stanton Station Road, Flemington 08822 (Raritan Township). The park is open from sunrise to sunset. No restroom facilities are available.

Directions from the Flemington Area: Take Route 31 north about 5.6 miles from the Flemington Circle. Make a right onto the jug handle for Stanton Station Road. The parking lot is 1/2 mile on the left-hand side, just after the bridge.

Directions from the Clinton Area: Take Route 31 south about 6.2 miles from Interstate 78 to the traffic light for Stanton
Station Road. Turn right onto Stanton Station Road. The parking area is 1/2 mile on the left-hand side, just after the bridge.

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Fishing at Stanton Station


FISHING: Adjacent to the South Branch of the Raritan River, Stanton Station offers access to the river's edge for fishing. The river is stocked with Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. A state fishing license must be displayed.

HUNTING In order to control the population of deer on park property, hunting is permitted. Hunters must obtain a special permit issued by the Division to be able to hunt on the preserve. Visitors during hunting season are strongly encouraged to wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays. See additional information on the Hunterdon County Park System Controlled Hunting Program.

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Stanton Station offer a moderate trail that runs parallel with the South Branch of the Raritan River. Several scenic views
overlooking the river exist along the trail system. A side trail branches off near the railroad trestle and offers access to Old
Clinton Road. These trails are open to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Trail Guides are set up as foldable brochures. Please print and fold in half vertically to view in proper order. Additionally, you may have to rearrange pages. Maps should be printed on Legal Size Paper.

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