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Tuckerton - 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.


Michael Zakar

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
This weekend was the first time that I was at Bass River State Park. It's very nice and clean. The one thing I would suggest is that if you're going to rent a lean-to get verification whether you are or are not allowed to have tents on this site as well. We had three tents on our lean-to site and we're told that we had to take them down. Thus leaving us no place to sleep and canceling our overnight plans. Other than that I thought it was really great place and we will be back.

Pam Sears

Friday, March 16, 2018
Even though it's only a town away it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere...I've only camped here in the winter because I like the seclusion ..very clean..restrooms and showers are still open in the winter. Rules still apply year round staff is very friendly but strict. If you have the chance to take the long hike I recommend it.. the white pine Forest is amazing.

Carolynn Bell

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Great local park. Beautifully cared for. Numerous hiking trails that are all different, various distances for every skill hiker.

Monica Frazer

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
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.

Esraa Abdelmotteleb

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017
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.

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