Camp at Wharton State Forest

Wharton State Forest Campground

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Known as the largest state park in New Jersey, Wharton has extensive camping options, as well as natural attractions like the Mullica River, historical sites, and great wildlife spotting opportunities.

There is plenty of potential for activity in New Jersey's largest state park. Wharton offers Mullica River for boating, as well as three other rivers for canoeing. Hikers can follow the 50-mile Batona Trail, which connects Wharton to the Brendan T. Byrne and Bass River State Forests. Other trails are open to mountain biking and horseback riding.

There is great bird-watching in the park, too – potential sightings include bald eagles, hawks, and ospreys; you might also catch sight of river otters, foxes, and beavers. For history buffs, tour the remaining facilities of Baststo Village, a 18th-19th c. industrial center.

The park has lots of campsites to choose from. The Atsion campground has 50 tent and trailer sites, and Godfrey Bridge has 34. There are 16 group campsites, in addition to a number of primitive campsites. Nine cabins are available, as well.

Photo Credit: Owl's Flight

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Decent Camping Terrible Hiking

The camping is alright, sand and gravel ground is not enjoyable. The hiking is flat and dull, beware there are ticks everywhere

Great Camp Sites And Kayaking

Enjoyed several different campsites over the years in the pine barrens. Fun place to hike and enjoy off roading in addition to camping and kayaking

Activities

Camping, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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