The best camping near Bass River State Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Bass River State Forest adventure.

The best camping near Bass River State Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Bass River State Forest adventure.

Camping near Bass River State Forest

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Bass River State Forest adventure.

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Horse Farm Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Bordentown, NJ
Learn more about this land:A beautiful horse farm centered between Philadelphia and New York City. 45 minutes from the beach, 45 minutes from the mountains. Local breweries, wineries and distilleries within minutes. World famous Columbus Farmers Market 5 minutes down the road. Historic Burlington City and the Delaware River just 5 minutes in the opposite direction. We are very social people if you are looking for a new way to meet fun people. Action sports is what we 're doing here a lot of the time (horseback riding, skateboarding, off road riding), so we can point you in the best direction to do the most fun things in the area. 
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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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Spacious Skies Country Oaks Campground

139 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Dorothy, NJ
Spacious Skies Country Oaks rests within the countryside of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey, just an hour from Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE, and only 30 miles from the Atlantic City boardwalk. If you are looking for southern New Jersey’s best campsites you have found them! Find peace at our campground in New Jersey which is due south of the Wharton State Forest and surrounded by other wildlife management areas that dot the protected ecoregion. We offer back-in and pull-through RV sites that can accommodate all sized RVs and trailers! Each RV site includes a picnic table, fire ring, 30 or 50-amp electrical service, and sewer. We have deluxe patio sites and some rustic cabins too! Friendly people are waiting by the phone to tell you about our amazing activities, and an atmosphere that all campers will take to heart. Delightfully, Country Oaks campground happens to be surrounded by a number of designated wildlife management areas (WMAs)–Tuckahoe, Maple Lake, and Menantico Ponds to name a few! These areas are popular for hiking/walking, fishing, kayaking, and birding opportunities abound! Our nation’s bird, the bald eagle, is no stranger to this region, along with lots of other species for your bird-watching journal. The Warren E. Fox Nature Center is the headquarters for environmental education within the Atlantic County park system, with fun displays and trials for the whole family. Inland nature aside, Atlantic City and Ocean City beaches and boardwalks are 30-40 minutes away!
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Open Field for Dry Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Ocean View, NJ
Learn more about this land: A cleared patch of land for future cattle raising, situated on the property of a historic Seaville home. The field is perfect for tent camping, camper vans, campers, or even sleeping under the stars. This field is available for dry camping, meaning there is no water or sewage hookup and everything is pack in, pack out. There is a water hose within walking distance available to fill buckets or bottles as needed. A fire pit is also available for use. The property also has friendly pigs and goats that love attention. Short distance from back bays, ocean, trails, beaches and an incredible amount of tourist attractions the Cape May County area has to offer!
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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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Beach Getaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Property located on the Jersey Shore including 50 amp, sewer, and water. Family friendly area with countless options for all outdoor family fun. Don't miss this opportunity to stay on the Jersey Shore without breaking the bank. Walking distance to beaches and boardwalk with amazing food options in the heart of Point Pleasant beach. **Please understand we offer this property as a campsite because it has full hookup and you're literally a 10 min walk to beach. This is an oversized driveway in a large backyard. In Point Pleasant Beach a hotel is $350 per night. This is an alternative to spending fortune for a weekend or longer**
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That Dome Home RV Site

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Manahawkin, NJ
Want to be close to Long Beach Island (LBI) without the crowds? You've found the place! Our lot is 1.22 acres only several miles away from LBI, New Jersey. The owner-occupied residence is tucked away from the road with only one neighbor in sight. We live in a 1987 geodesic dome home on the property. Additionally, our self-converted 2002 International Blue Bird school bus is parked here. There is plenty of room for you to park in the circle driveway or to the left of the dome. Enjoy our large, fenced backyard with plenty of room for activities. We have yard games available (Yard Yahtzee, Spikeball, Molkky, lawn darts, and more) and you're welcome to bring them to the beach. Crab traps, fishing poles, and a cooler are available too. Feel free to start a campfire in the designated area or relax in the two hammocks. We promise you'll never be bored here! LBI beaches, the Manahawkin Lake, restaurants, bars, shopping, and more are all minutes away. Proximity via car: -5 minutes to LBI -3 minutes to Manahawkin Lake -3 minutes to The Old Causeway and Mud City (restaurants) -4 minutes to ManaFirkin Brewing Co. -40 minutes to Atlantic City -70 minutes to Philadelphia
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This Must be The Farm

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Freehold, NJ
Set on 6 acres in Freehold Township, the farm is home to a 1-acre vegetable garden, chickens, ducks, geese & guinea hens, honeybees, hardwood trees and Christmas trees. The farm is in a central location, with Turkey Swamp Park minutes away, Allaire State Park close-by, and beautiful New Jersey beaches within a 25 minute drive.
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Winding River Vanlife Retreat

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Hamilton, NJ
Bring your own campervan or stay in one of ours -- enjoy swimming, paddling, and tubing on the river, or hiking and mountain biking through our trails. We're located in rural, outdoorsy South Jersey, and while our property is only 1 acre, we're surrounded by trails, trees, and right on a National Wild and Scenic River. During the warmer months, the Great Egg Harbor River is one of the best birding spots in the U.S., and is fantastic for kayaking, river tubing, and fishing. You'll be able to use our rope swing, star-gaze while laying on the 6-person hammock, and cook on the fire pit. We're also walking distance from miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking, ATV-ing, and horseback riding trails for adventurous afternoons. Drop in your kayak at Penny Pot park and kayak straight our property, or leave from our dock and get picked up 5 miles down at Weymouth park. Spend an hour tubing down our river and walk right back to camp with a 15 minute walk in the woods, then do it all over again! The town of Hammonton (the "Blueberry Capital of The World") is just 15 minutes away, and has a super cute downtown where you can find awesome shops, restaurants, wineries and breweries. The beaches in Atlantic City are only 30 minutes out, and Philadelphia is 45 minutes by car or 1 hour by train. Local grocers like Bagliani's, or large stores like Walmart and Shoprite are located within a 10-15 minute drive. Gas stations, a WaWa, and three restaurants can be found within a 5-8 minute drive. Experience a relaxing weekend out in the woods and by the water, while staying close to amenities and other fun outings. If you bring your own Van, Schoolie, Trailaer, or mid-sized RV, we have 30amp and 15amp hookups available in our driveway. All trash brought into or created on site must be packed out when you leave.
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The best camping near Bass River State Forest guide

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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!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Bass River State Forest is during the spring and fall, when mild temperatures create perfect conditions for outdoor activities. Summer brings warmth and a full bloom of nature, but also larger crowds. Winters are quieter but can be brisk, so pack accordingly.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities within this timeframe.
  • Stay on designated trails to protect the forest's delicate ecosystems and your own safety.
  • Facilities may vary by season, so verify the availability of restrooms and picnic areas in advance.
  • Remember to pack out your trash, keeping the forest pristine for fellow adventurers.

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