Lakeside camping in New Jersey

Seek sanctuary by the lakeshore in New Jersey.

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5 top lakeside campgrounds in New Jersey

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Pine Creek

4 sites · TentsMedford, NJ
Old Cranbury farm in the middle of West Jersey. Pitch your tent in our hay field or set up a spot in the woods. Fish off our dock. Dark skies for viewing the stars.
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Great Times Camp Ground

2 sites · Lodging52 acres · Waterford Works, NJ
Great Times Camp ground has been the home of "Great Times Day Camp" for 25+ years. In the heart of the pinelands, GTDC provides a beautiful ground for campers to enjoy the outdoors and experience new things like boating, hiking, and more. Update - We have added a parking location close to the main site area! It is now extremely easy to access the site location!AC Available! Great Times Camp Ground consists 52 acres of the amazing outdoors including a large natural lake, acres of woods to explore, and lots of fun activities such as volleyball, basketball, and even a beach to enjoy. Great Times operates as a children's day camp during the summer months, but now can be enjoyed all year round.Activities Available:- Basketball Courts- Tennis Courts- Fishing- Beach- Sport Fields for ActivitiesIf you would like the bunkhouse / cabin - you must add it as an extra, otherwise it will be assumed that you are tent camping.
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Historical Lake Front Barn

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Mendham, NJ
Nestled in the mountainside in Morris County this 10 acre farm estate is home to a plethora of wildlife, small lake, and large brook that runs through the property. The lake is home to native wildlife and the brook is loaded with trout. There are a couple of professionally maintained landscaping areas perfect for camping and firepit. It comes with a firepit, and everything you need for an amazing night out in the wilderness. There are beautiful hiking trails on site as well as right across the way adjacent to the property that are highly regarded in the state. The most secluded property you can imagine, it is home to some truly magnificent wildlife. There is no littering, and absolutely no hunting. As a nature lover, the respect I have shown these animals, is the reason why they love it here. Who knows what you may see! Firewood is available for purchase at the top of the driveway. It is handcut and seasoned for 3 years and stored in a custom hutch. $5 a compartment money goes in the mailbox.
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Serene in Jersey

1 site · RV1 acre · Lincoln Park, NJ
Space for 45 ft RV, tows/trucks. 50 amp, water. Dump on arrival/departure. Property: 1 acre on lake for fishing/boating. Pool use. Wood $10 per stack. 25 miles to NYC. Public trans nearby. Close to shopping, restaurants, hiking, Newark, Morristown, Hoboken.
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Lakefront Nature Getaway

4 sites · Lodging40 acres · Cape May Court House, NJ
Discover Cape May County - the hidden gem of Southern New Jersey. Be our guest on a crystal clear lake surrounded by tall pines and wetlands, creating a vast wildlife habitat in a sanctuary of natural artistry. Great care has been taken to nurture a secluded environment to explore, restore and create; all on a hidden lake with its own sandy beach. Local beach passes, hiking trails, direct access to the county bike path, fire pit, hammocks, water sports, etc. are all included in your stay. . Our secluded four-season retreat welcomes the guest seeking the peace of an exclusive nature getaway, just minutes from renowned beach communities. Leave behind the distractions and busyness of life and make room for stillness and the internal conversations that bring healing and wellness. Whether sitting amidst the pines, catching a sunset from the deck, hiking winding trails, exploring the adjacent county bike path, fishing in a hidden cove, wading in perfectly clear waters, or writing, drawing, birding, boating, singing, praying; a time of peaceful recreation, creativity and restoration awaits. . THE ROOM: The Loft is in its own building, adjacent to the main house where your hosts live. Guests enter through a private, "contactless" foyer using a personalized keypad. . A set of stairs lead you to a spaciously designed and well appointed 2nd story loft with a private deck providing full views of the beautiful lake while enjoying your morning or sunset beverage. Large windows flood the open concept space with natural light. The room also has a french balcony, hardwood floors throughout, an eating area for two, a bar/small sink with granite counters, a generous & comfortable living space, a dreamy queen size bed nook with nearby reading chairs, a walk in closet, and a modern bathroom with glass door and tiled shower. . THE PROPERTY: Our 40 acre property is hidden within a quiet suburban neighborhood, and is home to an abundance of turtles, migratory birds, fish, deer, otters, foxes, and much more. Guests have endless access to hiking trails, county bike path, observation tower, prayer labyrinth, scattered lakeside vistas, swimming, water sports, and so much more. . LOCATION: We are located in the quiet town of CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, just five miles from the pure white sandy beaches of Stone Harbor and Avalon, and twelve miles from historic Cape May! With nature hikes, abundant wildlife, glorious sunsets, miles of bike trails, fabulous restaurants, breweries, wineries, shopping, golfing, historical enrichment & more - there's something for everyone on New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula.
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Lakeside camping in New Jersey guide

Overview

You don't have to go far in New Jersey to find waterfront refuge from the hustle and bustle. The Garden State is home to many lakes where campers can park an RV, pitch a tent, or relax on a cabin porch—perfect for a quick trip from areas like Trenton, Hoboken, and Newark. Camping resorts with pools and family-friendly activities are aplenty, but you can also find state park and private camping options. In the south and east, small lakes, many within the Pinelands National Reserve, offer easy access to Jersey Shore beaches or the Delaware Bay. Here, take advantage of the plentiful wildlife observatories or tour a nearby lighthouse. In the Skylands region of northwest Jersey, swim, boat, or fish on clear waters like glacial Catfish Pond or Wawayanda Lake, backed by forested hills. Late spring and early fall offer less crowds and good weather, and popular towns like Cape May or Blairstown provide bases to refuel when you're not at your lakeside tent campsite, RV spot, or cabin.

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