This Is The Newest State Park In New Jersey And It’s Incredible

New Jersey has so many spectacular state parks and, just last year, we added another to the list. Tall Pines Preserve straddles Mantua and Deptford, and is the very first state park to be located in Gloucester County. Prior to the park’s opening, Gloucester was the only New Jersey county without its own state park. New state parks don’t come around every day, and it looks like this one will be amazing.

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The park was officially dedicated in June of 2016, over 100 years after New Jersey’s first state park was established. If you’re curious, our oldest state park is Swartswood State Park near Newton, founded in 1914. New Jersey’s largest state park is Wharton State forest and it offers plenty to do. Learn more about the wonderful activities you can enjoy at Wharton here.