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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.


Breanna Jones

Monday, July 2, 2018
We live 5 minutes from the park, so we haven’t camped here yet but we come very regularly to enjoy the beach or to put the kayaks in! We love fishing in this lake as well. The entire park is so beautiful! If you can, definitely pick a trial and hike around the lake. It’s so peaceful! Plus the sunsets over the lake are always breathtaking! Here’s a few pics from our many visits to Parvin!

Mike Marchlik

Sunday, July 8, 2018
We camped at a tent site in early July. No dogs are permitted. I'm not as sure why. The bathrooms are - awful - disgusting vile. We stayed for two nights and I preferred not to shower as opposed to venturing into those cesspools. I can't imagine showers and bathrooms in prisons being worse. The lake is shallow and filled with "seaweed"/moss. I a teongk recommend never ever going here.

Stanley Shaud

Friday, June 15, 2018
I been camping there since 1977 if you like camping it's the place to go never had a problem with other canpers. Now I take my 12 grandchildren and my 2 youngest boys. Great place

Ryan Roberts

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great public state park. Small fee to enter, picnic and grilling area is nice and shaded. Swim area is to small, gets crowded quick.

Hilary Griffin

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great little family friendly beach. Swimming in the lake and big a big sandy beach. Free parking and only $2 admission price (as of summer 2018).

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