The best camping near Belleplain State Forest

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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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Huck and Buck Farm Sanctuary

8 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Smyrna, DE
Learn more about this land:Huck and Buck Farm is a small working farm to all visitors. We currently have chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys on the farm. There’s a small pond out back stocked with a few sunfish and maybe a snapping turtle. We grow vegetable and our hens produce a variety of fresh eggs. There’s a open grill for cooking and fresh water outdoors. Outdoor compost toilet is available. We have installed an outdoor shower which is available to guests.  If you would like to accompany us and get a close up look at our farm, morning chores are at sunrise and sundown.  
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Emily's place

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Millsboro, DE
Secluded shady quiet spot for tent campers that will accommodate up to 8 people. Close to Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Delaware. Go to the beach or stay here and relax. Outlets, groceries and restaurants are close by. Very close to the Indian River for boating, fishing, kayaking and crabbing. LGBTQ+ friendly. Bring your friends and have fun. Book 4 or more days and receive 10% discount.
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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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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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Secluded Acres

30 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Townsend, DE
Looking for a secluded place to get away from the city or town. Look at the stars and listen to the frogs or owls hooting in the distance. Deer and turkeys come by. Secluded property with forest and pond for fishing. Dog lot available for use. Located midway between Wilmington and Dover. Easy commute to Bally's Dover Casino Resort and Dover Motor Speedway. Water available to fill your tanks and limited electric.
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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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Olivia's Woods

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Marmora, NJ
Tall pines, deep woods, spring peepers, hiking/jogging trails and crazy-cool serenity, all seven minutes from Ocean City, NJ's beaches. This is the New Jersey few people know. You can rent our camper, which has AC and and electric, park your own camper or van (bring your own electric and water) or throw down your tents. There's a small pond and fire pit by the camper and a community ping pong table, an outside shower, a jacuzzi and a private-entrance bathroom with a shower and washer/dryer. If you're interested in the camper, please let us know your dates because Airbnb keeps it busy. Right now it's $99 a night, with discounts for stays over 4 days. Besides the beaches (ask us about Strathmere, which has far fewer people and no parking fees) you've got a nearby park with tennis courts, pickleball courts in Ocean City, right across the bridge, state parks in Estelle Manor and Woodbine, less than a half-hour away, and more, including good mountain biking. Just ask.
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Countryside Horse Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Salem, NJ
Our horse farm is located in one of the most rural areas of Southern New Jersey. This land was once occupied by The Lanape Tribe. The adjacent creek was named after Chief Alloway. Artifacts of Native Americans have been found alongside this brackish water creek. This farm was for many years a dairy farm which was passed on for 3 generations until the late 80's. Our main horse breeds are Arabs followed by Thoroughbreds and 4 miniature ponies. In addition to horses you will see free range rabbits, chickens and Mss. Moo our beautiful cow. There are many antique shops in this area which tell the rich History of Southern NJ. Cowen mall and Royal Port are my two favorites. Hope you enjoy visiting our forgotten part of NJ and make great memories! Learn more about this land: Relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Feast your eyes on the luscious green pastures with grazing horses and cow while enjoying the sound of wild life all around you. You might even be lucky and spot a Bald Eagle here on our property. If you get caught on a rainy weekend we offer Plenty of indoor activities inside our large indoor arena. You can sit on the lounge and read, play board games, air hockey, darts, archery, watch a movie on the big 20" screen etc... PS movie viewing subject to fees and pre booking
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Adventures Await Retreat

5 sites · Lodging, RVs135 acres · Houston, DE
Walking trails, indoor pool, mini golf, playground, dog park, close to beeches and casino.
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Reespect Park & Campground

3 sites · Tents6 acres · Millsboro, DE
Private camping near the beach and attractions, communal outdoor bar and grill, pond view, tables and chairs, horseshoe pit, fire pit, pet friendly, tour friendly, portajon, its a chill spot. Has plenty of nature to enjoy, I have put alot of work into making something special out of the property and would enjoy having some folks come use the place with us this year
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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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The best camping near Belleplain State Forest guide

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No matter the season there is outdoorsy goodness and fun to be had at Belleplain State Park. In the summer choose between swimming, fishing and boating on Lake Nummy. Afterwards why not try hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding among the various forested trails. Adrenaline junkies and motor lovers can check out Mount Pleasant State Off-Road Vehicle Park which has been added to the buffet of activities this park offers. In the winter try your hand at ice fishing, snowmobiling or cross country skiing. If you can’t bear to leave your furry friend at home when you camp, never fear, there is a pet-friendly camping area calling your (or your dog’s) name.

Notable campgrounds

  • Lake Nummy Campground: A serene retreat offering lakeside views and a chance to reconnect with nature.
  • East Creek Campground: Perfect for families seeking a blend of adventure and comfort in the great outdoors.
  • Meisle Field Campground: Ideal for groups looking for a spacious area to set up camp and enjoy the forest's beauty.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season weekends, to secure your ideal spot amid the trees.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies and last-minute openings for unexpected opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in this sought-after natural haven.

When to go

The best time to visit Belleplain State Forest is during the spring and fall, when mild temperatures create perfect conditions for outdoor activities. Summer offers lush foliage but can be hot and busy, while winter is quiet but chilly.

Know before you go

  • Check the forest's website for any trail closures or safety alerts before your visit.
  • Ensure you have a valid parking pass and are aware of the park's operating hours, typically 8:30am to 5pm.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you require specific accommodations.
  • Prepare for limited cell service and plan your activities with a map in hand.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and respect the natural habitat of the forest's wildlife.

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