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Camping in New Jersey Parks
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General Camping Rules

Camping Reservation Procedures

Camping Fees

State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas with Camping Facilities

Allaire Make a Reservation
Bass River Make a Reservation
Belleplain Make a Reservation
Brendan T. Byrne Make a Reservation
Cheesequake Make a Reservation
High Point Make a Reservation
Jenny Jump Make a Reservation
Kittatinny Valley Make a Reservation
Parvin Make a Reservation
Round Valley Make a Reservation
Spruce Run Make a Reservation
Stephens Make a Reservation
Stokes Make a Reservation
Swartswood Make a Reservation
Voorhees Make a Reservation
Washington Crossing Make a Reservation
Wawayanda Make a Reservation
Wharton Make a Reservation
Worthington Make a Reservation


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Camping Advisory

September 2, 2016: Please note, should any closures of camping facilities become necessary due to Tropical Storm Hermine, you will be notified by telephone on record. Closure updates will also be posted on the Reserve America and State Park Service Facebook page.

Areas by Camping Facilities

Campsites Sites for tents and/or trailers for up to six people. Trailer hook-ups are not available.

Allaire, Bass River, Belleplain, Bull's Island, Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Cheesequake, High Point, Jenny Jump, Parvin, Spruce Run, Stephens, Stokes, Swartswood, Voorhees, Wharton, Worthington.

Group Campsites These Group sites may be rented by groups of seven or more people with the maximum limit determined by the size of the facility.

Allaire, Bass River, Belleplain, Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Cheesequake, High Point, Jenny Jump, Kittatinny Valley, Parvin, Round Valley, Stokes, Swartswood, Voorhees, Washington Crossing, Wawayanda, Wharton, Worthington.

Pet Friendly Campsites The New Jersey State Park Service is once again welcoming pets and their owners to select campgrounds within the NJ State parks/forests. The fee for the pet friendly campsites is $5 per night.

Bass River, Belleplain, Brendan Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Parvin, Wharton

Cabins Enclosed structures with fireplaces or woodburning stoves, furnished living rooms, bunks, kitchens, bathrooms, running water, electricity. Cooking utensils, towels and bed linens are not provided.

Bass River, Byrne (formerly Lebanon), High Point, Parvin, Stokes, Wharton.

Group cabins Enclosed structures with fireplaces or woodburning stoves, furnished living rooms, bunkrooms, bunks, bathrooms, kitchen, running water, electricity. Group cabins at Belleplain and High Point accommodate 28 to 30 people. Group cabin at Stokes accomodates 12 people. Cooking utensils, towels and bed linens are not provided.

Belleplain, High Point, Stokes.

Lean-tos Four walls, closed structure, woodburning stove.

Bass River, Belleplain, Stokes.

Shelters Small cabins with living area, two double bunk beds, outside cooking facilities and water and sanitary facilities within walking distance. Cooking utensils, towels and bed linens are not provided.

Bass River, Jenny Jump, Voorhees, Allaire.

Wilderness Campsites Tent sites. Remote sites are reached by backpacking, boating or canoeing.

Round Valley.

Primitive Campsites Rustic tent sites. Some areas are only accessible by backpacking, boating or horseback riding. Picnic tables, grills or fire rings are not available at these sites. Several sites require campers to provide their own water.


Yurts A circular tent built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and plexiglass skylight. Each yurt has a lockable wood door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Cooking facilities, water and restroom facilities within walking distance. Varying levels of accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Allaire, Belleplain, Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Swartswood.



Questions regarding our parks and forests can be directed to
Michele Buckley of the State Park Service.


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