THE STANTON STATION SECTION
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.
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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.
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.
PHYSICAL LOCATION: 30 STANTON STATION
ROAD, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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