Lower Forge Campground is anything but that―low on camping charisma. Located between Batsto River and Batona Trail, the campground's primitive campsites offer easy access to both geographic features.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lower Forge Camping Area.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Topher
Topher B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 13th, 2015

Lower Forge is my favorite campsite on the Batona Trail, but there are some things that are incorrect. First, there is NO potable water at the site. The campsite is on the Mullica River but you will need to filter or boil the river water. Second, you cannot drive into the site. It is illegal to do so. There is a dirt road that will get you to within a quarter mile or so, but you have to hike in or boat in from the river.

This is Campsite 1 at Lower Forge Campground. There is a fire ring. That's it.
Hipcamper Ed
Ed D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 10th, 2016

Topher, LFC is located on the Batsto River, not the Mullica. Google Maps has mislabeled the Batsto as the Mullica. At LFC, the Mullica is actually a little less than a mile west of the Batsto.

No potable water as Topher stated. There are also no picnic table(s). There is a latrine, but be careful in the warmer weather as wasps like to build hives inside.

Hipcamper Ian W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 16th, 2018
Hipcamper Steve C.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2018
Hipcamper Gale W.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2017
Wharton State Forest
New Jersey
Phone Number
(609) 561-0024
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Official Website
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39.712° N, 74.666° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 9 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)