These 9 Rustic Spots In New Jersey Are Extraordinary For Camping
By Kristen|Updated on April 20, 2023(Originally published April 15, 2023)
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There are so many great camping spots in New Jersey and someday I want to explore them all. In the meantime, I need to start somewhere. I’ve searched through all the Garden State has to offer and found some fantastic sites, ranging from wilderness camping to the most luxurious of cabins. Here are some amazing places to camp in New Jersey that you’ll absolutely love.
If you’re in the mood for a fun outdoor getaway in New Jersey, you’re in luck: There are so many amazing places to go camping throughout the state! You can explore New Jersey’s many forests, mountains, and lakes in everything from a camper van to a cabin to a tent. In addition to the remote campgrounds listed above, here are some other must-visit campsites in New Jersey:
Parvin State Park, which is in Pittsgrove, New Jersey is such a wonderful place for camping. There are 54 tent and trailer sites located on the south shore of Parvin Lake, and, as you can imagine, the sunset (and sunrise) views at this NJ campground are incredible.
Bass River State Forest, Bass River. There are several spots you can camp in Bass River State Forest, but by far the best place to rest your head is one of the park's six lakefront cabins. Along the north shore, these cabins feature full kitchens, private baths, and enclosed porches looking out on the lake. For a more rustic experience, there are also six lakeside shelters with shower facilities within walking distance.
Beachcomber Camping Resort. Rent out a lakefront Captain's Cabin or Suite for luxe amenities with waterfront views. They offer heat, air conditioning, refrigerators, microwaves, private powder rooms (toilet/sink), and more. Rates vary depending on the season, and camping is available from mid-April until the end of October. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests can enjoy a free tug boat ride on the lake, along with other water activities.
Spruce Run Recreation Area. The camping area at this park is surrounded on three sides by the stunning Spruce Run Reservoir. There are 67 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables and fire rings, and three basic shelters with bunks and a wood stove. Flush toilets and showers are within walking distance. Fishing, boating, and swimming (seasonally, when conditions allow) are permitted. Camping is available until October 31st.
Worthington State Forest. Though not a sandy beach, several sites are right along the Delaware. You'll enjoy gorgeous scenery and endless opportunities for boating. Tent and trailer sites are available seasonally. Should you wish to swim in the Delaware, Turtle Beach (lifeguards in-season) is just a short drive from the camping area!
River Beach RV Resort. If you're looking for one of the best RV parks in New Jersey, you've just found it. River Beach Resort in Mays Landing offers a plethora of RV sites and welcomes campers of all ages. The highlight, of course, is the sandy beach that's perfect for relaxing on during the hottest days of summer. Boating is another popular pastime at the resort in New Jersey.