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In 1971, Dutch and Emma DeCuir purchased 18 acres in beautiful Wall Township and began working on their labor of love.

With Dutch’s knowledge in the contracting business and Emma’s many years in the service industry, they began to transform these barren fields into a new spot to host a picnic. In the late 1980s, their son, Pete, joined the business and got right to work making the facilities even bigger and better than before. If you have been here in the last forty-seven years of our operation, chances are you’ve chatted with either Dutch or Pete over a burger or met Emma at the front gate.

If you haven’t been here in the last twenty, you’d have missed out on Pete’s big projects including a self-designed 18 hole miniature golf course, redesign of our pools and pool bathrooms, extension and renovation of our hilltop pavilion, expansion of our beach sand volleyball courts, our new cornhole toss areas, addition of many new playground attractions, and, most recently, a renovation of our main pavilion bathrooms.

In 2016, after almost ten years in the full-service restaurant industry, Pete’s daughter Sara joined the Oak Tree Lodge full time. She has taken over the catering operations, focusing on new dishes and fresh flavors.

We are the true definition of a family business that was started with a dream, a grill, and a few picnic tables. Pete and Sara strive every day to carry on Dutch’s philosophy of “Good Times, Good People, Hot Food, and Cold Drinks.”

Come on by and we will show you why “Life’s a Picnic!”

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Oak Tree Lodge

1412 Schoolhouse Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07753

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5 days ago

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Everyone picked up some projects during quarantine; some took up baking, some people sewed masks. Pete finally put together an amazing project he’s been cooking up for a couple of years: the BIG Adirondack chair! It’s a great photo-op location right in front of the kids’ playground. Make sure you snag a pic and tag it with #oaktreelodge this summer! ...

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2 weeks ago

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Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there! Our two resident dads enjoyed a day of fixing things, from leaks to their golf swings 😊 ...

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4 weeks ago

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TODAY IS THE DAY WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! We're happy to announce that we will be able to open up for picnics on JUNE 22ND!!

We will be limited to 250 attendees at a time, and currently there are plans to host only one group at a time to make sure everyone feels safe. That may change in the upcoming month.

We also want to make sure our guests and staff are as safe as possible, so here are some of our protocols moving forward:
1. Please do not attend events if you are sick or have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. Employees will be sent home with any of these symptoms as well.
2. Masks are required when social distancing is not possible, and is required to enter our restrooms.
3. Our tables have been split to individual 6 person tables, and all are either 6 feet apart or marked that they cannot be used.
4. We will be marking the ground for our food lines that keep guests 6 feet apart from each other as well as our staff.
5. Our staff will be serving the buffet "cafeteria style," and condiments will be provided in single serve packets.

6. We will be disinfecting tables after guests get up when they are finished eating.
7. Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout our pavilion for easy use.
8. We will be following all public pool guidelines, including spacing out of deck chairs and requiring masks to enter restrooms.

9. Restrooms will be routinely checked and high use areas will be disinfected.

We want to thank everyone that has reached out to us in support. Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!
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