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Elmer - Parvin State Park

701 Almond Rd

Hidden in the southwestern part of the state is Parvin State Park, a park whose history is as varied as its wildlife. Situated on the edge of the Pine Barrens, the park not only has pine forests typical to the area but also a swamp hardwood forest. Spring bursts out in bright colors and rich fragrances with blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating. Swimming is allowed in Parvin Lake only.

This park served as home for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1941, a summer camp for the children of displaced Japanese Americans in 1943, a POW camp for German prisoners in 1944 and temporary housing for the Kalmycks who fled their homelands in Eastern Europe in 1952.


Evan Brody

Monday, April 2, 2018
Nice park. Good walking trail around the lake. Visited in March, so didn't see summer recreation (other than some people kayaking and fishing). It looks like there are picnic tables and possibly campsites, as well as a lakefront beach for swimming.

really old Fish Guy

Saturday, March 10, 2018
We camp here 2x per year. The cabins are awesome and the so is the price. I love to fish Thundergust lake! We usually rent a cabin with a fireplace. It has 2 bedrooms with 2 bunks each as well as a full kitchen and bathroom. If I never had to work Id spend most of my summer here. Can't wait to retire!

luis suarez

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
You know this is a great place take your family there's hiking fishing you can go canoeing there is some really nice trails around the whole lake. There's even an area where you could drive-in you could stay with the camper just parks a bunch of wildlife also all around a really great place to go take your family

Joseph P.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
One of my favorite riding spots to stop at and walk around. All kinds of trails to walk and the camp ground is always friendly too. Never had luck fishing there but for me that's everywhere lol. A nice park and beach to come to for a day trip.

Julie L. Bakley

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Pet friendly trails for walking or jogging. Trails are different lengths, clearly marked. Swimming is permitted when lifeguard is on duty. There are boat ramps, cabins, campsites and SEWAGE draining stations for Eva. Clean restrooms and showers

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