Bass River State Forest

Bass River State Forest

Bass River State Forest - Boardwalk across the white cedar bog - Photo by Daniela Wagstaff Bass River State Forest - Boardwalk across the white cedar bog - Photo by Daniela Wagstaff
39.621038, -74.423115

New Jersey’s first state forest, with its many recreational activities centered at Lake Absegami.

Bass River State Forest

Acquired in 1905, Bass River State Forest was the first state forest in New Jersey.  A Civilian Conservation Corps camp on the parkland lasted from 1933 to 1942. Camp S-55’s most noteworthy feat was the creation of the 67-acre Lake Absegami, by damming two streams flowing through the forest. Forest headquarters is still at Lake Absegami, where there are...

Park Acreage:

29147.00 acres

Municipality:

Tuckerton

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Contact Information

Web Link:

New Jersey DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry

Phone:

(609) 296-1114

Fees:

Some times and places; check with park

Dogs in park:

Not available

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