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Bass River State Forest

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Bass River State Forest, New Jersey

You bet your bass its time to plan another trip into the forest. How about a pygmy forest made of miniature trees? Bass River State Forest is home to one of the largest pygmy forests of its type in Read more...

You bet your bass its time to plan another trip into the forest. How about a pygmy forest made of miniature trees? Bass River State Forest is home to one of the largest pygmy forests of its type in the world. The West Pine Plains Natural Area pygmy forest reaches a canopy height of no taller than four feet. Now if only miniature ponies also roamed the area!

Easy hiking trails are a great way to explore the area which also has a historic Civilian Conservation Corps camp where they created 67-acre Lake Absegami for swimming and boating as well as many trails, observation areas, bridges, cabins and other outdoorsy goodness for visitors to enjoy. Tent camping, lean-tos, shelters and cabins round out your options for spending a few nights in the outdoors. So pack the picnic, grab the family and head on down to Bass River State Forest!

North Shore Campground
Whitney: North Shore is perfect. You get A LOT of space to yourself or you and your group, access to the...
Bass River Cabins
Perfumed by the crisp, cool air of Lake Absegami, Bass River State’s Shelters are all comely located...
Bass River Group Area
Whitney: The whole of the forest and campgrounds are very clean, there's a great swimming area and plenty of...
South Shore Campground
Whitney: If you arrive after 4pm - the office will be closed, go straight to your campsite and register in the...
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RV Site on Horse Farm
Ezekiel: Paul our hosts is absolutely awesome! His horse farm is absolutely beautiful, we had such a great time...
Cedar Creek
Alex: We loved the site, Tim the site owner was quick with his responses and easy to communicate with. The...
Historic Farm Camp
Brian: The house is absolutely gorgeous! You can camp anywhere you want, there's plenty of field and trails...
Serene Horse Farm
Chantilly: This farm is an absolute gem, and completely worth the trip. There are three sites to choose from- I...
Neshaminy Creek Campsite
Juliana: This is a yard at the top of a hill, in historical Newportville, Bucks County. There is no bathroom or...
Running Horse Cozy Cottage
Chantilly: This is a cute little backyard camping spot! I'll admit- it's close to the road and the noise got to...
Between the Ponds
Kristel: So beautiful and quiet. The site is literally between two ponds. Michele was an amazing host, gave us...
Private Farm under the Stars
Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike: Live in the greater Philadelphia area but love the country and farm life? Interested in camping at...
The Back 40
Eva: You will be on a bridle path, beautiful views, fire pit, 5 minutes to the house, 3 minutes to the...
Enveloped in Woods
Daniel: Pitch your tent in the woods on a beautiful horse farm. You can ride horses, live amongst goats, see...
Buttonwood Hill Camping Area
Topher: Buttonwood Hill is the first campground when hiking the Batona Trail South to North (Bass River to...
Bodine Field Camping Area
Bodine Field Campground is situated alongside the area’s wading river, a must-see to any Wharton State...
Godfrey Bridge Camping Area
Godfrey bridge manages to connect the two variables of camping: practicality and accessibility. Comely...
Batona Camping Area
Lee Ann
Lee Ann: Just a little over an hour from Philly this is a great weekend spot. Clean, primitive with no showers...
Quite Country Farmette
Katona: You need a quite escape away. This is a serene place to stay & create an outdoors experience.
Hawkins Bridge Camping Area
Thomas: Spent the night here before launching for a canoe trip down the wading river. Nice site area for...
Horse Trails
Megan: Beth was extremely accommodating and easy to work with as our plans changed.
Lower Forge Camping Area
Topher: Lower Forge is my favorite campsite on the Batona Trail, but there are some things that are incorrect....
Mullica River Camping Area
Located alongside the campground’s namesake Mullica River and hugging trail, this is a doozy...
Brendan T. Byrne Campground
Topher: I grew up very close to Brendan Byrne State Forest, so this campground is like coming home for me....