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***
They let you pick popular locations, like theme parks, without an address.
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.
Edit for clarity *** Edited 4/28/2005 2:20:09 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
They let you search for parks. I got directions for great adv. to come up on there.
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!).
[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.
--Dave (Jersey-born, and proud of it)
People wonder why the famous saying "you're from jersey? what exit?" came into being... try finding a place in this wonderful state.
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.
The only one i know of is almost right next door but everybody has to be 21 to camp there.
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.
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***
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.
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