Forked River, New Jersey, is a very small community of about 5,000 residents located within Lacey Township in Ocean County, New Jersey. All of Lacey Township is often referred to as Forked River by Ocean County residents. It boasts a beautiful rural setting, located just south of the Toms River and the nearby Forked River, which empties into the Barnegat Bay.
The modern and informative website of Lacey Township, New Jersey offers information on Forked River as well as the general area.
Parks and Recreation
Despite its size, there are many attractions in Forked River or Lacey Township. The Popcorn Park Zoo is a 7-acre zoo with a wide range of rehabilitated animals. Bears, large cats, foxes, and monkeys are among the attractions. As the animals are rescued, the assortment varies.
Nearly all of the Double Trouble State Park is within Lacey Township, although its point of access is in neighboring Berkeley Township. Home to a number of trails, it makes for a great relaxing getaway. There are also a number of other parks and marinas in the area.
Boaters will also love the area for Tices shoal, which is located by Island Beach State Park, and located within the township. It provides shallow waters and close proximity to the Atlantic, perfect for boaters. Additionally, Island Beach State Park and the Barnegat Inlet are accessible from the township.
Inspection and Construction Information
GCA Home Inspections is eager to conduct your home inspection, but you can determine zoning requirements, the needs for permits for reconstruction, and much more on the Building, Land Use, & Development site, which provides a wealth of information for prospective homeowners.
Lacey Township provides an excellent educational system to members of Forked River and beyond. Their clean and modern website offers extensive information for students, parents, and the community at large.