Bass River State Forest
Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management. Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's, is the center of the forest's recreational activities and provides an area for swimming and a serene setting for boating and canoeing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog.
Bass River is a beautiful state forest. It's generally well kept and the park rangers at helpful and kind. The lake is clean and the shallow slope is great for kids. It tends to get very busy during the summer, which does make me nervous. Parents aren't always watching their kids, even the little ones without vests who obviously cannot swim. Bass River keeps several certified guards on staff and they do their jobs as best they can.
Loved it! shelters/cabins are far-ish from each other which gave us more privacy. I loved the idea of the cabin diary. It was awesome. Would have given them 5 stars but I'm not a fan of their pest control. There were wasps next to the shelter and it took them a day to come deal with it and there was a mouse in the cabin when we moved in.
Great place to camp or you can rent a cabin or hut. beautiful and very quiet in the off season. Very crowded on holiday summer weekends.
Awesome place. Nice camp grounds. I found restroom are not clean but still I have 4 star for rest of the stuff. Also the beach lake was awesome. I had fun with my friends.
All me and my family wanted was a quit place, clean place, and a peaceful time we do not care about the things that don't matter we care about what does and we had a great time here the sites were all well kept. No trash anywhere and a lot of friendly people.. The bathrooms could be a little better well kept yes but, I think for what people do here these bathrooms get the job done. We're happy and we will be back. Ladies in the office very very polite. I felt safe here.. This place bonded us perfectly.