The Garden State is a fantastic place to explore—and there's no better way to do that than camping. It's got everything an explorer could want: the sun, the sand, the sea, and even mountains. From a Hippy Hut to NJ’s first state park, here's our list of the 10 best camping spots in New Jersey.
The Great Divide is a wilderness paradise with hundreds of campsites for campers of all experience levels. Campers love its private lake for fishing, boating, and other water sports.
The Triplebrook campground boasts the best views, nestled between the Delaware Water Gap and Kittatinny Mountains. Join them for one of their themed activities, like "Crafting with Friends Weekend."
There's something to do year-round at Turkey Swamp Park. Locals call it the "Best tranquil park in the area," and with activities such as hunting, camping, and fishing, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures.
If you're looking for a truly offbeat campsite, look no further than The Hippy Hut. Highlights include an outdoor heated shower, a hand-built cedar wooden barrel sauna, and a cold plunge tub that is available (and encouraged) for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Goshen Pond Camping Area is a secluded campground where visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of Jersey. Site #16 is famous for its spaciousness, plus you can drive right up to your campsite.
You may think that Voorhees State Park is named for the iconic Friday the 13th slasher villain Jason Voorhees, but it's been a favorite destination for campers, hikers, and astronomers since 1933. There are plenty of activities and amenities on site to make your vacation memorable.
Allaire State Park offers premier camping, hiking, and fishing along the Manasquan River, home to over 200 wildflowers, trees, and plants. Bonus for the kids, the camp’s Pine Creek Railroad offers a fun train ride through the historic Allaire Village.
If you're looking for a more private camping experience, consider Moon Valley Campground. The grounds are gorgeous and host two glamping sites right off the Appalachian Trail.
Round Valley Recreation Area offers the best winter camping in New Jersey. This spot near the Round Valley Reservoir is a popular camping pick no matter the season, providing exciting options for breathtaking wilderness camping.
Camp in New Jersey's first state forest. A century-old park, this stunning campground delivers 12 miles of trails and rare plants and animals.