- Maximum occupancy per site: 6 people. Maximum vehicle count varies and is specified during booking.Check-in time: 12 p.m. Check-out time: 12 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Prohibited.
- Generator use: Prohibited during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: Prohibited.
762 Stage Road, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Bass River has been a state forest since 1905, and a destination for recreation ever since the 67-acre Lake Absegami was created in the 1930s. In addition to swimming, boating, and fishing, the park features several walking and nature trails. One of the protected nature areas is a unique stunted forest ecosystem, where pine and oak trees typically grow no more than four feet high. In fact, New Jersey contains the largest acreage of this type of forest in the world.
Bass River has two separate campgrounds on the north and south shore of the lake. About 50 sites are available for RVs, all under 30 feet. As with other New Jersey state park campgrounds, there are no hookups. Facilities include restrooms, showers, and laundry. The South Shore Campground is preferred for its more spacious and quiet sites, and was recently designated pet friendly. Bass River is centrally located, and while it’s convenient to the Garden State Parkway, it’s still a peaceful getaway that many families have been returning to year after year.
2 Old Mine Road, Columbia, NJ 07832
Encompassing some of the most scenic views and rugged terrain in northern New Jersey, Worthington State Forest offers more than 26 miles of trails, including seven miles of the Appalachian Trail. Hikes include a challenging climb to the top of Mount Tammany for panoramic views. A steep and rocky hike to Sunfish Pond rewards a stunning view of the glacial lake surrounded by native chestnut trees. A more accessible interpretive trail has been developed to provide natural and historical information about the park.
Worthington’s campground sits right on the shore of the Delaware River, providing easy access for canoeing and kayaking. Just over 50 sites are available for RVs and can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet long. Sites are spaced well apart among the trees, and have access to restrooms, showers, a dump station, and a playground. The forest office sells ice and firewood. With the river and hiking trails steps from your campsite, Worthington offers an ideal forest camping experience and also serves as a great base to tour the nearby Delaware Water Gap.
County Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270
Belleplain State Forest protects almost 23,000 acres of native pine, oak, and cedar trees and a 26-acre lake. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and picnicking are popular activities with day-trippers and campers. Canoe rentals, a concession stand, and picnic areas are available, along with a limited number of interpretive programs. Located in the southern part of the state, the park is close to the Atlantic shore and the tourist destinations of Cape May and Ocean City.
The park’s campground has almost 120 sites for RVs, grouped together with tent camping in two different loops around the lake. About half of the sites can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet. A limited number of sites can fit up to 40 feet. There are no hookups, but potable water, a dump station, and well-maintained restrooms are available. The campground features pet-friendly sites and trails. With reportedly strong cell service, Belleplain is a good, economical option to camp in a peaceful natural setting while touring the area.
New Jersey state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Allaire State Park
Bass River State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Cheesequake State Park
High Point State Park
Jenny Jump State Forest
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Parvin State Park
Spruce Run Recreation Area
Stephens State Park
Stokes State Forest
Swartswood State Park
Voorhees State Park
Wharton State Forest
Worthington State ForestFor more information on New Jersey state park campgrounds, visit njparksandforests.org/.