Best Camping in New Jersey

Looking for the best camping in New Jersey? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Jersey. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Wharton State Forest

    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...

  • Camp at Jenny Jump State Forest

    The park's 11 miles of trails include a hike up Jenny Jump Mountain for beautiful views of the surrounding area. In addition, there are opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting within the park. The park has 22 tent and trailer si...

  • Camp at Worthington State Forest

    Hike to some of the best views in northern New Jersey on over 26 miles of trail. Highlights include a section of the Appalachian Trail (7 miles) leading to a glacial lake, the challenging hike to the peak of Mt. Tammany (1527 ft), and the Rockcore...

  • Camp at Wawayanda State Park

    Bring along your friends for this one – the park offers only group campsites, three in all, which can take a range of 15 to 35 people. The sites do not have water on site, but you can haul water from the main office. Rates run between $30 and $50 ...

  • Camp at Stokes State Forest

    The variety of hiking trails is a main attraction here, including a stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs up Sunrise Mountain, and the opportunity to explore Tillman Ravine. For the same views at Sunrise Mountain without the uphill climb, the...

  • Camp at Bass River State Forest

    Featuring the 67-acre Lake Absegami, Bass River State Forest is a great place to spend a weekend on the water – swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing are all possible here. There are also hiking trails through the surrounding woods. The park ha...

  • Camp at High Point State Park

    You'll need at least a weekend to sample all that High Point State Park has to offer. One of the park's must-do hikes is to High Point Monument (1,803 ft), where you have panoramic views of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains, and the Wallkill River...

  • Camp at Spruce Run Recreation Area

    There are 67 tent and trailer sites here, open from April 1 to Oct 31. You'll have access to fire rings, picnic tables, showers, and toilets from these sites, as well. There are three shelters, in addition, and six picnic areas, which have tables,...

  • Camp at Belleplain State Forest

    A fun place for all things nature, from a easy nature walk to camping! Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Lake Nummy is available for swimmers. There are picnic tables and grills and a concession stand...