Located near the Mullica River, just east of where it empties into New Jersey’s Great Bay, the Chestnut Bay RV Campground offers a quiet place to park your rig away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Atlantic City. Bordered by small Chestnut Lake on one side, and the Port Republic Wildlife Management Area on the other, the campground offers nearly 200 full- and partial-hookup sites. Most sites are back-in, open and grassy with picnic tables. There are also tent sites and several fully-equipped cottages available to rent. The campground’s central area has restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, as well as a clubhouse, adult lounge and small store. A dump station is located near the campground entrance. Dogs are permitted, but must remain leashed. Campsites are $55/night; reservations accepted.
There are numerous outdoor activities available right in the resort for keeping the young and young-at-heart occupied. There’s a sandy playground for kids, plus a swimming pool, putt-putt golf course, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts, and fishing on Chestnut Lake. There are also hosted activities, such as arts and crafts classes, card and bingo games, and community dances and potlucks. The historic village of Smithville is just a few minutes south on Highway 9, where you can wander along cobblestone streets and peruse the village’s shops, eateries and ice cream parlors. When you’re ready to visit Atlantic City and the famous Jersey Shore and Boardwalk, it’s just 30-minute drive away. There you’ll find an abundance of dining, shopping and tourist attractions, as well as nightlife and adult entertainment.
We weren't sure about this campground. We booked through Thousand Trails and you can't reserve sites. Our trailer is 37 feet long, so there is always the concern we won't find any sites will fit in (we actually cancelled the membership for this reason). While we didn't have a problem finding sites, the first night we stayed our neighbors were partying late into the night- not good when we have two young children with us. We moved the next morning and our next site was wonderful- much larger and quieter. The girls loved swimming in the lake and the pool. We were only a short drive from the beach, as well. It was a very nice campground.
I have been here several times. Pros; good fishing, good people, nice shaded and sunny spots, beautiful pool. Cons; bugs, no store, stay away from the front middle spots, they flood when it rains.
There were a couple obnoxious parties going on, the bugs were trying to.carry us off. We got put in the back lot near where they store RVs and boats. Our water tap was sawed off. Electrical worked but was surprised. Showers were functional but non impressive.
We have been here on and off for a couple of months. The Staff is very friendly and helpful, the sites are big and clean, Lake has plenty of fish, Very nice family room and the pool is just beautiful.