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2 Reviews of Appalachian Trail- Designated Backpacker Campsite 2

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Katharine T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2022

Perfect balance of community and space

We stayed here during our section hike through the DWG on the AT. There’s plenty of space. We camped nearer to others but there are secluded spots too. We’ll maintained w bear boxes provided. Good trees for hammocking. We had thought there was a shelter (there isn’t) but it was fine. No ground…

  • toddler friendly!
  • incredible western view!
  • rocky wooded terrain nearby
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Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2017

Small but kind of your only option

I gave the site only four stars because there's no water nearby, and the views are only mediocre. Also it's a little on the small and sloped side for tent camping, but I was in a hammock and it was a great place for that!

That being said, as you enter the Worthington State Forest there are signs…

  • Forgot to take a better picture of the site itself. But as you can see, it's densely wooded and full of underbrush except for at the campsite itself. No water.
  • Sunfish pond, so beautiful! Follow the Turquoise trail and fire road to the east of the pond for some killer views of the pond
  • Dunnfield creek! Follow the Dunnfield creek trail from the parking lot to Sunfish pond for some variety. Better yet, do it from Sunfish pond down to the parking lot, it gets steep near the pond
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Month of VisitJuly


Appalachian Trail- Designated Backpacker Campsite 2 is located in New Jersey

Detail location of campground


The camp is right after the Appalachian Trail turns East to Sunfish Pond.


2 Old Mine Road
Columbia, NJ


41.000785 N
75.087881 W

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