Allaire Dinosaurs

Allaire Group Campground, 4001 Squankum-Allenwood Rd, Allenwood, New Jersey 07719


Allaire Dinosaurs At A Glance...

  • The dinos are tucked away, behind the Group Campground area of the park.
  • Todays Sunrise: 6:39 am,   Sunset: 7:01 pm  
  • Allaire Dinosaurs is part of  Allaire State Park
  • Activities:
    • Hiking
    • Walking
    Amenities:
    • Parking - Street Parking Only
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    Trails:
    • Flat / Easy
    • Walking Paths
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    Rules/Regulations:
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
  • New Jersey Shore Region Monmouth County
Primary Address:
Directions Allaire Group Campground,
4001 Squankum-Allenwood Rd,
Allenwood, New Jersey 07719
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About Allaire Dinosaurs

Tucked behind the group campground, in a special cedar forest, you will find a few magical (and wooden) Dinos living in harmony. These 5 dinos, set inside such a beautiful and somewhat primitive area of the park, will bring smiles to visitors of all ages.

Our Personal Take...

We found out about the Allaire Dinos through a Point Pleasant Facebook group in late 2019. We did not think it would be worth a trip at first, assuming it would be a bunch of sticks piled up. Oh, boy were we wrong! The happiest posts and beautiful pictures we saw convinced us to visit... and we were not let down!

We have visited many times now, exploring all the trails in the area. It is 100% worth a visit!



A Brief History

These special dinos are an art project by Robin R that was started in 2019. She was looking to create a special area to inspire families to get out and explore more of Allaire.

She started with a few small huts. This grew into her first dino... a T-Rex!This was followed by a triceratops and eventually aPterodactyl feeding her little baby!


Trail & Path Info

The Dino Area is located just outside the group campground. There is 1 officially marked Pink trail, but other than that you will need to explore a bit. Just remember to always stay on the trails.

Getting There - Parking

You will need to park on Squankum-Allenwood Road, outside the main entrance to the Group Campground. You can park in any open area, as long as you are not on the road, along the fence, blocking any trails, or on top of grass/shrubs/trees.

Hike to the Dinos

We have added a bit more information to the ExploringAllaire.com website in regards to the trails to get here. But we will give a quick rundown here as well:

Easy Path (Purple)

  • Park, and lock your car.
  • Hike the campground road towards the yellow gate.
  • Keep right after the yellow gate onto the trail.
  • Go past a second gate
  • Stay right when the trail splits
  • Stay straight until you notice the trees change.
  • Watch for Huts on your right, and the dinos to your left in the woods.
  • There are a lot of mountain bikes along the trails near the parkway

This hike is not very long. I believe our last visit was a bit less than a mile total, there and back.

The Alt Paths noted above are a bit more challenging. Since the trails are not marked, and since there are a lot of "random" trails here, you may need to explore a bit more :)


Hours / Season of Operation

All trails in Allaire State Park are open from Dusk to Dawn.

Parking

You will need to park on Squankum-Allenwood Road, outside the main entrance to the Group Campground. You can park in any open area, as long as you are not on the road, along the fence, blocking any trails, or on top of grass/shrubs/trees.

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