One Of New Jersey’s Least Visited State Parks, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Offers Seclusion And Serenity

New Jersey’s most-visited state park, Liberty State Park, brings in over 4.7 million visitors each year. Nearby Wharton State Forest brings in nearly 1 million visitors each year. But Brendan T. Byrne State Forest draws in just 20,000 travelers annually. Brendan T. Byrne, formerly Lebanon, is a 37,000-acre gem in the Pinelands and it can’t be missed. It may not have Batsto Village or Atsion Lake, but it does have a lot to love.

Address: Mile Marker 1, Highway Route 72 East, Woodland Township, 08088

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So, there may not be a swimming beach or aviation memorial, but Brendan T. Byrne State Forest is a peaceful place that’s worth visiting…especially if you prefer avoiding the crowds. Closer to North Jersey? Check out Swartswood State Forest!

Address: Highway Route 72 East, New Lisbon, NJ 08064, USA