Description

Looking for a bit of outdoor adventuring? Enjoy the rugged beauty of Round Valley Recreation Area. Tucked away in the wilderness area, only the truly committed trekkers will be your tent neighbors—all the trails leading in are steep, rocky, and known to be windy (the best kind). You can camp right on the water’s edge or within the secluded shadows of the surrounding trees. With Continue reading...
Looking for a bit of outdoor adventuring? Enjoy the rugged beauty of Round Valley Recreation Area. Tucked away in the wilderness area, only the truly committed trekkers will be your tent neighbors—all the trails leading in are steep, rocky, and known to be windy (the best kind). You can camp right on the water’s edge or within the secluded shadows of the surrounding trees. With great trails for hikers and mountain bikers alike, you’ll stay plenty busy at this campsite. The deep waters of Round Valley Reservoir also offer prime boating and fishing opportunities. So get trekking already!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
85
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 25 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
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Hipcamper Amanda
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Beautiful park. Park and campground can get busy on weekends in season, especially on the 4th of July. Because the campground is only accessed by boat, on foot or by bike you can almost always get a site even last minute however water front sites book up in advance during the season. If you plan to boat in you will need to show a valid fishing, launch or boat ramp maintenance permit to get into the boat launch area on weekends in season. Be mindful of water conditions. They change fast. Wind picks up quickly and can be strong. Wear a life vest. The hike in to the campground is nice. The first campsites start around 3-4 miles with the furthest campsite about six miles in. The far campsites are the least used.

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Hipcamper Robert
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This is easily my favorite place to camp in NJ. The hike to the campsites is about 2-3 miles and is not easy when you have to carry all of your gear. I highly recommend kayaking or taking a boat to get to the sites, it is much easier this way and lets you bring some extra stuff. Avoid the center of the reservoir if possible, a lot of people to drown here and the waters can get surprisingly rough. The campsites are perfect; most have access to the beach and are secluded from people so you can do as you please. Definitely worth having a first aid kit handy as well since you are pretty far away from any help.

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Park
Round Valley Recreation Area
State
New Jersey
Phone Number
(908) 236-6355
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
40.627° N, 74.853° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 85 Sites
(Up to 25 people per site)