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Visit the Belleplain State Forest Home Page
The forested acres of Belleplain include stands
of young pine, oak and Atlantic white cedar,
reflecting better soil conditions and less damage
by fire than found in the Pine Barrens just north
of the forest. Belleplain State Forest was
established in 1928 by the State of New Jersey
for recreation, wildlife management, timber production, and water conservation. In 1933,
three camps were set up by the Civilian
Conservation Corps (CCC) Reforestation Relief
Act, supplying labor to the forest for over an
eight-year period.

The CCC converted Meisle Cranberry Bog into
Lake Nummy, a popular swimming, boating, and
fishing area. They also constructed the original
forest headquarters, maintenance building, a
road system, bridges, and dams.

Click Here to View Photo Gallery

This is a panoramic image. Left click and drag to move the picture left to right or up and down. To zoom in, place the cursor just above center and click. To zoom out, place the cursor just below center and click.

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