Camping in New Jersey

Camping in New Jersey | Your Ultimate Guide to Campgrounds in NJ

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Camping in New Jersey is one of the best ways to enjoy the unique beauty of the East Coast. After all, Jersey is known as the Garden State, and for good reason. From inland retreats tucked away in Jersey’s foothills, to coastal camping on the Jersey Shore—there are so many ways to go explore the Campgrounds in NJ.

This Ultimate Guide to Campgrounds in NJ includes a variety of campgrounds with spacious sites for tents, trailers and RVs, many also offer cabins for rent. Want to try something unique? You could always stay in a Yurt at Belleplain State Park!

Camping in New Jersey: Campgrounds in NJ

The following campgrounds in NJ offer something for everyone! Find your favorite(s) and start planning your great adventure to the Garden State.

The Great Divide Campground, LLC

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Location: Green Township, NJ

Open: April 28 to September 4

Camping fee: Starting at $32 per night

Website: campthegreatdivide.com

The rural beauty of Sussex County comes to life at The Great Divide Campground. From adventure to relaxation, there’s something for everyone at this campground in NJ. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Divide, welcome to a place where you can completely unplug from society. Enjoy primitive tent camping beneath the stars.

Certain campsites offer water, electric, sewer, and cable TV hookups. All sites come with a picnic table, fire ring, and access to communal fire pits. Looking for more comforts from home? Reserve one of the camp cabins complete with cable TV hookups.

This family-friendly campground offers a variety of ongoing activities. Go for a swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool or spend the day fishing and boating on the camp’s private lake.

If you’re feeling active, challenge the family to a game of ball on the basketball court. Other activities include a game room, playground, and golf cart rentals. Amenities include a laundromat, restrooms with showers; an outdoor pavilion; ice and firewood delivery; golf cart rentals, plus more.

Reservations: Book your campsite online

Panther Lake Camping Resort – Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Andover, NJ

Open: April 1 to October 31

Camping fee: Starting at $53 per night

Website: njcamping.com/panther/index.htm

Panther Lake Camping Resort is situated on 160 acres with a beautiful 45-acre lake. Just 50 miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, this NJ campground offers a chance to chill out and relax. Go swimming, boating, or fishing, or stick to dry land—there’s something for everyone here.

Don’t have your own camping equipment? This campground maintains rental options for families who want to experience the thrills of camping without buying up all necessary gear. There are trailers and cabins for rent, as well as tent and trailer campsites. Basic campsites include water, 30AMP electric, and cable TV.

Additionally, there’s a swimming pool and hot tub; tennis and basketball courts; miniature golf, horseshoes, a game room, playground, and large pavilion. You can find everything from toiletries to snacks and sweets at the Camp Store.

Reservations: Call 800-543-2056 to make your reservation

Delaware River Family Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Delaware, NJ

Open: April 1- October 31

Camping fee: $48 per night for a standard campsite

Website: njcamping.com/delaware/index.htm

Welcome to Delaware River Family Campground! Here you’ll find everything you need for a spectacular camping adventure in NJ along the Delaware River.

Daily tent sites are primitive with no water or electric, although water spigots and portable toilets are located near camp. Premium campsites are available, as well as trailer campsites with 30 AMP electric and cable TV. Don’t have a trailer or camping gear? You can rent one of the camp’s trailers or cabins.

Weekends are filled with family fun events including dance parties complete with a DJ. Camp activities include Bingo, unique crafts, and even the occasional clown stops by. There’s a kiddy pool, as well as a pool for older kids and adults. Basketball and volleyball courts are a popular pastime around here. Chill out in the game room if you want to escape the sun for a couple of hours.

Forgot something at home? You can purchase a variety of supplies and food at the Camp Store—from fishing supplies to firewood and ice.

Reservations: To make a reservation call 800-543-0271

Kymer’s Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Frankford Township, NJ

Open: April 1- October 31

Camping fee: Starts at $50 per night

Website: njcamping.com/kymers/

Kymer’s Campground offers tent and trailer camping, as well as cabin and park model rentals. Basic camp sites come with water, electric, and cable TV. Premium sites come with all the above as well as sewer hookups.

Want to explore the water by boat? There are kayaks available for rent. Campers can enjoy swimming in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, while smaller campers can safely have fun in the separate kiddy pool. There’s a hot tub, as well as tennis courts and basketball courts to boot.

Play a round of miniature golf, take the kids to the playground, or go fishing in the stocked lake. There is so much to do here. The on-site Camp Store offers necessities and then some, from fishing supplies to souvenirs. Additional amenities include coin-operated laundry machines and bathrooms with showers.

 Reservations: Reservations are available by phone at 800-526-2267

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground & RV Resort

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Location: Wantage Township, NJ

Open: Year-round

Camping fee: Starting at $50 per night

Website: pleasantacres.com/

Camping in New Jersey meets farm life at Pleasant Acres–which operates as a real working farm. Farm life is not just a theme, it’s a lifestyle around here. The camp even hosts special events like Cow Milking, Sheep Shearing, and the famous Pig Chase. When you’re not working the farm, enjoy spectacular views from the camp’s large pool.

Pleasant Acres is one of the few year-round options for camping in New Jersey. The summer on-season time frame is between May 11 and October 14. Off-season winter camping is ongoing between October 15 and May 10. Book ahead if you plan to come in the winter as the office is closed on winter weekends. There are more activities to partake in during the summer, including special DJ guests, country music line dancing, and more.

Rent a cabin or cottage, including the option for pet-friendly accommodations. Additionally, there are RV camping sites available for nightly, weekly, or seasonal rentals. All sites come with a picnic table and fire ring. Site fees include two adults, one car, and one camping unit.

Reservations: Contact Pleasant Acres Farm for reservations at 800-722-4166

Tip Tam Camping Resort – Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Jackson Township, NJ

Open: April 13 through October 31

Camping fee: Starting at $40 per night

Website: tiptam.com/

Tip Tam Camping Resort maintains RV sites, RV rentals, cabin rentals, and tent campsites for guests to enjoy. RV sites come with 30AMP, cable, and Wi-Fi. Upgraded RV sites come with all the above as well as 50AMP electrical service, and sewer hookups. Prefer to rent a cabin? Cabin rentals include A/C and cable TV.

If you have an RC car you can try it out for speed on the camp’s new RC track. In addition, there are 2 playgrounds, basketball courts, a mini golf course, a video arcade, a softball field, 2 supervised pools, a Tiki bar, and so much more. Amenities include laundry rooms, modern restrooms with hot showers, and a fully-stocked Camp Store.

As if there isn’t enough to do around here, the camp offers a variety of planned activities—check out upcoming events here. Visiting Six Flags while you’re here? Tip Tam Camping Resort offers special Six Flags packages .

Reservations: Reserve your spot by calling 732-363-4036

Timberland Lake Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Jackson Township, NJ

Open: Seasonally

Camping fee: Base rate is $50 per night

Website: timberlandlakecampground.com

Timberland Lake Campground in NJ is the closest campground to the famous Six Flags theme park. This family-friendly campground offers more than 200 camping sites on its vast 54-acre property. Sites accommodate tent, pop-up trailers, travel trailers and RVs. RV site upgrades are available for a minimal fee and include sewer, 50AMP electric, lakefront sites, and an extra AC unit.

Themed weekends are a big part of on-season camping here. In fact, there’s a unique theme to represent every weekend with hourly activities to go along with the theme of the week.

Every day is a good day for a hayride with Biddy Bear—the campground mascot. Take a swim in the camp’s Olympic-sized swimming pool or enjoy a host of other activities such as mini golf, horseshoes, or volleyball. There is also a five-acre lake for boating and fishing; rental boats available. Partake in a dance-off on Saturday nights when the popular DJ Dance Party goes down.

Reservations: Find and reserve the ideal camp spot for you by calling 732-928-0500

Cedar Creek Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Bayville, NJ

Open: April through October

Camping fee: Non-hook up sites start at $49 per night

Website: Cedarcreeknj.com 

Cedar Creek Campground welcomes you to enjoy one of their campsites for tent camping, group camping, as well as RV and trailer sites that can accommodate big rigs of all sizes. Sites come with many options for hook ups, including non-hookup, water/electric, sewer, and 30-50AMP electric. Premium 50AMP seasonal sites are available.

Tent campsites are in a wooded area that provides peace and privacy. Each campsite is close to a playground and convenient amenities like bathrooms. Want to step up the accommodations? There are cabins for rent, including rustic and deluxe models that come with all the amenities of a modern house.

Cedar Creek is near the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. From creeks and streams to densely packed woodlands, there’s a lot of terrain to uncover around here on land and water. One popular pastime is hiking or biking the historic Barnegat Branch Rail Trail. The camp maintains a family-friendly pool that is Olympic-sized and includes two water slides. There’s a SUN and FUN swim zone outfitted with shallow water for younger kids and beginner swimmers. When the sun sets for the night, head on over to the boardwalk for even more fun!

Canoe and kayak rentals are available and rentals come with paddles and lifejackets. You can bring your own canoe or Kayak to explore the lake as well. Changing rooms, restrooms, and showers are available throughout the camp.

Reservations: Secure your spot at Cedar Creek Campground by calling 732-269-1413

Baker’s Acres Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Open: Spring, Summer & Fall

Camping fee: Primitive sites start at $39 per night during low-season

Website: bakersacres.com 

Baker’s Acres sites on 60 acres of mountain laurel and natural splendor, pitched just on the edge of Jersey’s gorgeous Pinelands. There are primitive camp sites, and sites with 30AMP electric, water and cable, as well as sites that come with sewer hook ups. RV rentals are available.

If you want to ditch the tent or RV for cozier accommodations, you can always rent one of the camp cabins or cottages. Cottages come with indoor plumbing, electric, and cable. Cabins come with electric and cable, as well as an outdoor utility sink.

Founded in 1968 by the Baker family, this pet-friendly campground is affordable, clean, and fun for everyone. Amenities include modern restrooms, hot showers, a laundromat and dumping station.

Have some fun playing bocce ball, volleyball, and horseshoes. There’s a playground to keep the little ones busy, as well as a swimming pool. A variety of events are held at camp throughout the year, and there’s a lot to do nearby as well. Local attractions include Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, Tuckerton, Cape May; several golf courses; plenty of amusement parks (from Six Flags to Storybook Land). In addition, there are lots of options for shopping and dining in the area. 

Reservations: You can make a reservation online, or call 609-296-2664

Atlantic City North Family Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Bass River Township, NJ

Open: April through October

Camping fee: Water and electric sites start at $58 per night (all sites are ½ price in April)

Website: campacn.com

Each spacious site has a lot to offer with options for full hookups, water and electric with 30/50AMP. Guests may also rent one of the camping cabins with AC and heat, or a lodge with kitchenette and private bathroom.

There is Wi-Fi access throughout the camp, as well as clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, and daily trash removal services. If you start to feel hungry but don’t want to go far, visit the full line convenience store or snack bar to fill up.

This campground is thirty minutes from the hype of Atlantic City and the boardwalk, and just 15 minutes from Long Beach Islands and its 18-mile picturesque shoreline.

You don’t have to leave camp to enjoy a variety of activities. Take your pick between the swimming pool, water playground, miniature golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and so much more. There is a playground and game room, and plenty of planned activities as well.

Reservations: Call toll-free 888-229-9776, or email reservationinquiry@campacn.com

Ocean View Resort Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Ocean View, NJ

Open: April through October

Camping fee: Starts at $42 per night

Website: ovresort.com/index-s.php?Mobile=Off

Welcome to the largest privately owned campground in New Jersey! There are 1,173 campsites all equipped with 20/30AMP electric service, as well as water, sewer, and cable TV. Sites come with a fire ring and picnic table. Upgrade to a 50AMP camping site, or one of 40 pull thrus that can accommodate RVs and trailers of any size. Lake area sites are available as well. Cabins and trailers are available for rent.

This pet-friendly campground has 3 laundromats, an ocean view café, paved roads, clean and modern restrooms, and wireless internet. There is a 4,000-square foot Camp Store, and ice, firewood and propane sales are available on-site.

As for activities, visitors love the new pirate-themed splash pad almost as much as the fresh water lake with white sandy beach. Take a swim in the 30’ x 120’ swimming pool, or test your luck in the stocked fishing pond. Arcades, paddle boat rentals, basketball and tennis courts; a softball field, shuffleboard court, you name it and this camp has it!

This NJ campground is situated halfway between Atlantic City and Wildwood, and is just three miles away from the “finest and safest” beaches on the Jersey shore. Local attractions include championship golf courses, boating, kayaking, salt water fishing, crabbing, dolphin and whale watching, and so much more.

Reservations: Request a reservation online, or call 609-624-1675

Seashore Campsites & RV Resort – Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Cape May, NJ

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Seashore Campsites & RV Resort offers several ways to stay and make memories on the Jersey Shore. There are RV sites, tent sites, as well as premium cottage rentals. Traditional tent camp sites come with 20/30/50AMP service, with the option for Wi-Fi. There are grassy and waterfront sites, and each site comes with a picnic table and fire ring.

Full hookup RV sites are available and can accommodate pop-up campers, motorhomes, and just about any other big rig. Pick between grassy sites or concrete pads; back-in, pull-thru, or pull-in sites. Each RV site comes with a picnic table, patio and fire ring, as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi access.

Cottages are available for rent, two of which are pet-friendly. Most dog breeds are welcome and there’s even a fenced-in dog park.

From planned activities to social events and live entertainment, there’s always something going on here. Other ways to stay busy include heated swimming pools, a volleyball court, and miles of serene nature trails. Plus, you’re just minutes away from downtown Cape May.

Reservations: Call 609-884-4010 to book your stay

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts—Cape May

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Location: Cape May County, NJ

Website: abcamping.com/abcapemay/

Cape May’s Adventure Bound Camping Resort offers premium pop-up and tent-only water and electric sites that back up to the woods. Each site comes equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. Go back to your roots by staying at a primitive tent site, tucked away in a beautiful cedar grove.

Bringing your RV or trailer? Full hookup sites provide access to 50AMP electric service, water, cable, and sewer. RV sites are in partial shade and come with a fire ring and picnic table, along with cable TV, and free daily pump-out service.

Pet friendly cabins and trailers are available for rent as well.  The swimming pool, fun zone, and recreation area will keep your family busy all day. Plus, Adventure Bound Camping Resort is located a short distance from many popular area attractions including must-see Jersey Shore beaches and the boardwalk.

Reservations: Book your stay online, or call 609-465-4440

Jellystone Park – Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Salem County, Elmer, NJ

Website: abcamping.com/jellystonenj/

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park features 113 acres of woodland paradise in rural southwestern New Jersey. This family-friendly campground and RV resort boasts all kinds of fun and adventure with many creature comforts from home.

Along with tent and RV sites, this camp offers a wide variety of cabins for rent including rustic, efficiency, and deluxe cabins. Tent sites (no hookups) are located around the borders of Cohansey Creek and the camp’s fishing pond—some sites offer views of both bodies of water.

There is a movie theater, volleyball court, and stage for live entertainment near the water/electric/cable sites, and some of the premium sites. Just around the corner, campers can enjoy the splash park and swimming pool. Amenities include laundry facilities, propane fill-up, a dump station, and bathrooms with showers.

Reservations: Book your trip online, or call 856-451-7479

Triplebrook Campgrounds in NJ

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Location: Warren County, NJ

Open: April 20 through October 21

Camping fee: Starting at $49

Website: triplebrook.com/

Triplebrook Campground offers water and electric campsites, as well as sites with sewer hookups for RVs. Fire rings are provided for each campsite.

Mini golf, tennis, bocce ball, there are plenty of ways to stay busy around here. Take a nature walk, or let the kids explore one of two playgrounds. A visit to the camp animal farm is always a good time, and so is taking a dip in the nearby pool—take your pick between the family pool with water slide or adult pool with a heated whirpool spa.

The camp’s animal farm is a real working farm that includes scheduled activities like animal feedings and hayrides. There is a fishing pond on the outskirts of camp, and fishing boats are available for rent.

Other amenities at Triplebrook Campground include a communal fire ring, propane station, dump station, recycling center, 4 bath houses with hot showers and powerflush toilets; a dog walk area, and ball field. Laundry facilities remain open 24-hours a day.

Reservations: It is recommended, but not required, for campers to make reservations ahead of their stay. You can make reservations over the phone by calling 888-343-2267 (CAMP).

Camping in New Jersey: Campgrounds in NJ State Parks

There are many State Parks throughout the Garden State that offer opportunities for camping in New Jersey. Most offer tent camping in overgrown forests and off the coasts of glittering lakes. State Park campgrounds are primitive, although many offer basic amenities like bathrooms, laundry facilities and running water. What these campsites lack in modern luxuries, like swimming pools, hot tubs, and live concerts, they make up for with natural beauty and affordability.

High Point State Park

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Location: 1480 Route 23, Sussex County (Skylands Region of Northwestern NJ)

Open: April 1 through October 31

Camp fee: $20 for NJ residents, $25 for non-residents

Website: state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html#camp

New Jersey’s 15,413-acre High Point State Park offers 50 campsites located around Sawmill Lake.  Every site comes with a picnic table and fire ring. Group camp sites available. Campers have access to bathhouses with flush toilets and showers, as well as laundry facilities. In addition, there are 2 three-bedroom cabins for rent, and a group cabin fit for up to 28 guests.

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Parvin State Park

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Location: 701 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove Township (southwestern NJ)

Camp fee: $20 for NJ residents, $25 for non-residents

Open: April 1 through October 31

Website: state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/parvin.html

The history of this park is as vast as its wildlife. Situated on the south shore of Parvin Lake, Parvin State Park encompasses a pine forest as well as a swamp hardwood forest. It is home to 56 tent and trailer sites. Campsites are outfitted with picnic tables and fire rings. Bathhouses are nearby and include flush toilets and showers. Laundry facilities are available on-site.

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Belleplain State Park

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Location: 1 Henkinsifkin Rd., Woodbine (northern Cape May County)

Open: Year-round

Camp fee: $20 for NJ residents, $25 for non-residents

Website: state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/belle.html

Belleplain State Park sites on an expansive 21,320 acres of rich Jersey woodlands. Campers can pick between one of 169 tent and trailer sites, complete with a picnic table and fire ring. Or, reserve a group campsite that accommodates up to 50 people ($100 per night). There are five yurts for rent as well, each comes with two, double-deck bunk beds. Rent a yurt for just $35 per night!

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Cheesequake State Park

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Location: Old Bridge, New Jersey

Camp fee: $20 for NJ resident, $25 for non-resident

Open: April 1 through October 31

Website: state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/cheesequake.html

Purchased by the New Jersey Legislature for $100,000 in 1937, Cheesequake State Park offers camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, picnicking, swimming, kayaking, and more. There are 53 tent and trailer sites, each comes with a picnic table and fire ring. Vehicles over 11-feet tall are prohibited from entering the park.

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