Campgrounds in New Jersey


View the New Jersey DEP web site for complete information. To make a reservation, please contact the appropriate park, forest or recreation area office during normal business hours. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance. Fees are applicable.

Southern New Jersey

Allaire State Park

Bass River State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Brendon Byrne (formerly Lebanon) State Forest

Cheesequake State Park

Parvin State Park

Spruce Run Recreation Area

Washington Crossing State Park

Wharton State Forest


Northern New Jersey

Allamuchy State Park

Bull’s Island Recreation Area within the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

Campgaw Mountain County Reservation

High Point State Park

Jenny Jump State Forest

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Ramapo Valley County Reservation Camp Glen Gray

Round Valley Recreation Area

Stephens State Park

Stokes State Forest

Swartswood State Park

Voorhees State Park

Wawayanda State Park

Worthington State Forest


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Group campsites are available by advanced permit with a minimum of 5 campers. Primitive camping sites on the river are available ONLY to boaters and canoeists travelling from one access point to another when the distance is too great to be covered in one day. Check the park website for complete details.



Privatly run campgrounds tend to be more expensive than state-run operations, and sometimes offer more amenities, such as nightly entertainment and laundry. Information on private campgrounds in New Jersey can be obtained from NJ Private Campgrounds Association, 609-465-8444.