Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:11 AM
Hi, I've been trying to mapquest SFGADV address for a trip this summer but Route 537 doesn't give me any results. Can someone give me the parks actual address, like street name so I can find precise directions, thank you!
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:22 AM
you can map to this location
on most map programs by providing the following information:
I-195 & Rte. 537
Jackson, NJ 08527
From there, it is less than 1 mile west (actually southwest) on 537.
*** Edited 4/28/2005 1:22:53 PM UTC by redman822***
Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:53 AM
Use Map Quest and you don't need an address.
They let you pick popular locations, like theme parks, without an address.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:09 AM
But Mapquest always seems to have a problem with Six Flags Great Adventure... at least everytime I tried to look it up.
It keeps insisting that Jackson NJ is about 45 miles SW of Great Adventure. I've always used the zip code of the park to just get me close.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:19 AM
Best way to get to I-195 then look for exit 16. The signs for the exit clearly tell which part of exit 16 you want and once you are on that road. The park easy to find about a mile down on the right.
Edit for clarity *** Edited 4/28/2005 2:20:09 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:29 AM
A good one for parks is
They let you search for parks. I got directions for great adv. to come up on there.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 1:00 PM
Using exact addresses just seems like trouble for me. I suggest using your favorite site (MSN Maps & Google Maps are my favorites.) to find the best route to get to the general area and then use the park's directions to get to the park.
I just seems easier to me to use the parks directions, especially when trying to find a place like Knoebels. (At least they tell you not to use web directions!).
Thursday, April 28, 2005 1:11 PM
I recommend a combination. Use mapquest for directions to the city and then get the directions to the park from the park's website.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:02 PM
[Mapquest] keeps insisting that Jackson NJ is about 45 miles SW of Great Adventure. I've always used the zip code of the park to just get me close.
The reason is that there are two Jackson, NJs: one in Ocean County (the one SFGAdv is in), and one in (I believe) Camden County (the one 45 miles from SFGAdv). For some reason, even though the NJ list of municipalities only recognizes one Jackson (the township in Ocean County), Mapquest only points "Jackson, NJ" to the Camden County one. If you use the ZIP code for Jackson township, 08527, Mapquest should steer you in the right direction.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:04 PM
lol, you think two jacksons are bad... there are three washington townships in the state.
People wonder why the famous saying "you're from jersey? what exit?" came into being... try finding a place in this wonderful state.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:05 PM
Forgot to mention it before, but that is exactly what I do for SFGrAdv... I use the Zip.
I agree... the maping programs are all good for city to city directions. However, they are hit or miss for the "EXACT" directions. They, along with the park supplied directions, usually get me there.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:11 PM
Or you could just look at a map. SFGAdv is usually marked and easy to find on a map of New Jersey; find it and follow the roads.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005 3:32 PM
Google maps gives you the correct location. Also, if you have the new beta of Google toolbar, you can use the toolbar to pull up the map if you are on a page with the address on it. Way cool.
Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:30 PM
Not meaning to hijack this thread, but maybe someone could offer up some advice on economical tent campgrounds near SFGAdv?
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Friday, April 29, 2005 12:12 PM
If anybody knows of any good camp grounds near sfgadv please let me know.
The only one i know of is almost right next door but everybody has to be 21 to camp there.
Friday, April 29, 2005 12:26 PM
I'm with the others who say "get close and you'll find it" - when I used online mapping tools exclusively, I'd just use the zip codes of my starting and ending point.
Once you get close you'll see signs, or if you're staying in the area, ask the hotel for directions. If the hotel is worth anything, they'll already have printed direction from their property to local attraction printed and be able to just hand you a copy.
Going from our house in Pittsburgh to SFGAdv using just the zip codes Mapquest gives this.
All I need to know is:
1. PA Turnpike East
2. NJ Turnpike North
3. I-195 East
As long as you have a little atlas in the car in case of the odd mishap, you're good with just that. I know how to get to the turnpike from my house. Once I get on I-195 east I'd expect to see some signage pointing the way to SFGAdv (and there indeed is, as there has been for every park we've been to)
Sometimes the detailed turn-by-turn directions can be more confusing than getting the basics and going.
Friday, April 29, 2005 12:38 PM
Lodging is a major issue when going to SFGAdv nothing is right near the park.
as for tent camping I did a search on www.woodalls.com and came up with the following within 25 miles of SFGAdv
if you want rv places
Hope this helps a little *** Edited 4/29/2005 4:40:39 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
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Friday, April 29, 2005 2:03 PM
Ive mentioned about mapping programs above as well as park supplied directions.
Truthfully, I use a combination of these PLUS good old fashioned maps and atlases.
Since this discussion came up, I've looked at Mapquest and Google Maps. While Googlemaps look good, I still liek Mapquest. IF you know the EXACT ADDRESS, then perhaps Googlemaps is okay... but I found that if you only know the general area, places will often not be found. Not so with Mapquest.
Where the mapping programs come in handy... IF you know the exact location of a park, key it in and you will find it. Atlasses may or may not have parks listed... but if you find them on the mapping programs, you can place them on a paper map. A map / Atlas comes in REAL handy when you are on the road.
Good thing about the mapping programs... milage and travel time estimates. That is what I use them mostly for.