Parvin State Park
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.
Has inexpensive camping sites & log cabin rentals from March 1st to November 30. Park open year round. Can walk, bike, ride horses on trails. Fishing ramp, beach with swimming in summer(included in rental of camp sites/cabins) $2 per day (over 2 yrs old) per person or $50 for season beach pass with playgrounds, snack bar, canoe, & BBQ grills. Handicap accessible & group cabin available
Wonderful state park. Nice hiking trails through the pines. Camp sites and cabin rentals. They even have a beach and concession area in the summer.
Nice state park. Great walking and biking trails. Limited parking especially on beautiful days.
I found this camp ground about 3 years ago. Love the trails, lake, the staff are all friendly. I think i found my new tradition. They only thing i wish would change is check in time earlier and no restrictions on days to rent cabins. Sometimes i only have time for two days or one but would still love to spend my time there. :)
Loved the campground. Nice big shaded sites. Picturesque lake. It wasn't warm enough for us to swim when we are there, but we are definitely planning a return trip