The 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 Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near New Jersey

  • Shamong, New Jersey

    Camp at Wharton State Forest

    3.0
    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...
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  • Blairstown, New Jersey

    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 sites, with access to fire rings, picnic tables, sho...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Camp at Worthington State Forest

    4.0
    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 Rockcores Trail, a new interpretive trail. Best way to see...
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  • Vernon Township, New Jersey

    Camp at Wawayanda State Park

    5.0
    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 per night for NJ Residents ($60-100 for non-NJers)...
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  • Sandyston, New Jersey

    Camp at Stokes State Forest

    4.0
    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 summit is also accessible by car. The park has 51...
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  • Sussex, New Jersey

    Camp at High Point State Park

    4.0
    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 Valley. Additionally, there are 50 total miles of...
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  • Tuckerton, New Jersey

    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 has 176 tent and trailer sites, which include fire r...
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  • Clinton, New Jersey

    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, charcoal grills, and restrooms. When you're not k...
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  • Woodbine, New Jersey

    Camp at Belleplain State Forest

    4.0
    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 (open in summer) on the beach. Camping is open a...
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  • Layton, New Jersey

    Buttermilk Falls and Crater Lake Loop Trail

    6.74 mi / 1293 ft gain
    Buttermilk Falls and Crater Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Layton, New Jersey.
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  • Hardwick Township, New Jersey

    Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail

    9.81 mi / 922 ft gain
    Sunfish Pond via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Blairstown, New Jersey.
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  • Tabernacle, New Jersey

    Batona Trail: Carranza Memorial to Quaker Bridge

    10.6 mi / 272 ft gain
    Batona Trail: Carranza Memorial to Quaker Bridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Vincentown, New Jersey.
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  • Hammonton, New Jersey

    Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop

    13.06 mi / 308 ft gain
    Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hammonton, New Jersey.
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  • Sandyston, New Jersey

    Stoney Brook Trail via Appalachian Trail Loop

    5.82 mi / 663 ft gain
    Stoney Brook Trail via Appalachian Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Frankford Township, New Jersey.
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  • Washington, New Jersey

    Wading River: Godfrey Bridge Rd to Bodine Field Rd

    5.56 mi / 207 ft gain
    Wading River: Godfrey Bridge Rd to Bodine Field Rd is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Chatsworth, New Jersey.
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  • Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

    Mullica River Wilderness Camp Trail

    15.57 mi / 328 ft gain
    Mullica River Wilderness Camp Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hammonton, New Jersey.
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