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Places to Camp near Downe, NJ

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Downe, NJ has a lot to offer. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Downe. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Downe, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Downe, NJ (126)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Henlopen State Park Campground
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    Cape Henlopen State Park Campground

    64 Reviews
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    608 Saves
    Lewes, Delaware

    Cape Henlopen, just 43 miles southeast of Dover, has the distinction of being one of the United States’ first public lands. Recognized for its beauty and natural features, Pennsylvania founder William Penn decreed that the area should be preserved for the enjoyment of the local citizenry. That was nearly 3.5 centuries ago. Over the course of that time, Cape Henlopen has served several purposes but has always remained accessible to the public. In 1964, it was designated a Delaware State Park. Today, the park serves as an idyllic destination where campers, hikers, anglers and nature lovers can explore and appreciate the sand dunes, pine woods and tidal marshes in the same way the Founders did so long ago.

    The campground in Henlopen State Park is the perfect base to explore the area and enjoy many of the park’s attractions and activities. The campground offers a variety of tent and RV sites (many with 2-point hookups), walk-in tent sites, ADA accessible sites, and camping cabins that can accommodate up to six people. Amenities include bathhouses with showers, dump and recycling stations, a playground and an amphitheater. Camping is available from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30; seasonal campsite rates range from $20–$59/night; camping cabins range from $70–$130/night.

    When it’s time to play, the sky’s the limit. Four hiking trails are available for exploring the area’s pine forests and coastal dunes, visiting bunkers and watchtowers in the Fort Miles Historic Area, or taking in views of Delaware Bay and the Henlopen Lighthouse. Stop by the Nature Center and learn about some of the local bird and sea life (bird watching guides available), or take advantage of the park’s Borrow-a-Bike program and take a pleasant ride around Cape Henlopen’s bike path. For fun on the water, take a dip in the Atlantic at one of the swimming areas, try crabbing or surf fishing, or rent kayaks and go for an ocean paddle. There’s also disc golf and sports courts available for getting your game on. With so much to see and do at Cape Henlopen, you might just need to plan a longer visit!

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    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape May
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    Sun Outdoors Cape May

    26 Reviews
    37 Photos
    46 Saves
    Tabernacle, New Jersey

    Holly Shores Campground is a 38 wooded acre camping resort is nestled in Cape May County just four miles from Wildwood and Cape May beaches. We offer 300 large, oak and maple tree shaded, full hook-up campsites and 40+ Deluxe Rentals, Safari Glamping Tents and Tiny Houses.

    Loads of amenities including free WiFi, Cable, two playgrounds, lush dog park, heated pool, kiddie pool, two hot tub spas, golf cart rentals, bike and kayak rentals, game room, and nature trail to the adjacent fishing lakes run by New Jersey Dept of Fishery.

    We also welcome group camping; family reunions and scout troops.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Belleplain State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Belleplain State Forest
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    Belleplain State Forest

    18 Reviews
    24 Photos
    67 Saves
    Woodbine, New Jersey
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    Lums Pond State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
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    355 Saves
    Kirkwood, Delaware

    The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

    Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Park are open year-round. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are also open year-round, and the campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only.

    The Division of Parks and Recreation has a Central Reservation Service. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend that you make one to ensure that accommodations are available. There is no additional expense to make a reservation.

    Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..

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    • RVs
    • Tents

    $6 - $42 / night

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    Parvin State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    36 Photos
    64 Saves
    Rosenhayn, New Jersey
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Killens Pond State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Killens Pond State Park Campground
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    Killens Pond State Park Campground

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    122 Saves
    Felton, Delaware

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

    Named for its centerpiece, the 66-acre Killens Pond, this state park features a waterpark, various watercraft rentals, and the popular Pondside Loop Trail. The Lenape people once lived here, and the pond was created when the Murderkill River was dammed to power grist and sawmills. It is now home to a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, and sunfish. The new state-of-the-art elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians and bikers a safe passage along Killens Pond Road while benches and bump-outs allow for wildlife watching and fishing. Kayakers and boaters can launch from the boat launch at the far end of the walkway. The waterpark features four tall slides, a main pool and baby pool, and a tot lot. The campground provides a reprieve in the woods and Delaware’s State tree, the American Holly, is plentiful. Visitors to the park’s nature center can see live animal exhibits that feature native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park.

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficient kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $115 / night

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    Ocean View Resort Campground

    14 Reviews
    53 Photos
    80 Saves
    Dennis, New Jersey

    Ocean View Campground invites you to the finest in family camping at New Jersey's largest privately owned campground. Here on our 180 wooded acres, you will love your spacious, shaded campsite and OVR's modern camping conveniences. Each of our 1173 campsites is equipped with 20/30 amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV as well as a fire ring and picnic table. Your little ones will have a blast at our new splash pad! We have many 50 amp camping sites as well as 40 pull thrus that can accommodate the largest of RV's. Jersey shore memories are waiting to be made at Ocean View Resort Campground for you and your family.

    Located midway between Atlantic City and Wildwood, Ocean View Resort Campground is only three miles from the finest and safest beaches on the NJ Shore. Nearby you can enjoy championship golf courses, fine restaurants, boating, kayaking, salt water fishing, crabbing, dolphin & whale watching, sightseeing cruises, theatres, bird sanctuaries, water parks, The Cape May Zoo, The Cape May Point Lighthouse (and other nearby lighthouses), Wildwood's famous boardwalks, as well as Atlantic City's dazzling shows and exciting casinos.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Delaware Seashore State Park Campground
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    Delaware Seashore State Park Campground

    54 Reviews
    181 Photos
    288 Saves
    Bethany Beach, Delaware

    Located within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Seashore State Park’s two campgrounds are popular with campers seeking a beach experience. The campgrounds are located on the north and south side of the Indian River Inlet and are connected by a bridge with a separate walking and biking path. Campsites can accommodate a variety of camping units, from tents to large recreational vehicles. Most campsites have 30- and 50-amp electric, and water and sewer hook-ups. Bathhouses and laundry facilities are located in both campgrounds. A camp store on the south side carries convenience items and souvenirs. Amenities and services close to the campgrounds include two restaurants; a full-service marina with a bait and tackle shop, fish and seafood sales, and head boat service; bike and walking trails; and the Indian River Life-Saving Station and gift shop, a must-see. Severe weather may limit availability of some amenities.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Retreats Seashore Campsites & RV Resort
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    Elk Neck State Park Campground

    57 Reviews
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    487 Saves
    Perryville, Maryland

    The Rustic Cabins are closed due to renovations. Disturbances associated with construction should be expected Monday-Friday in the Fall of 2023-​Fall 2025

    Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. It makes for great camping near Washington. The park has 2,370 acres of land and includes 250 campsites, 4 youth group sites and 15 cabins. Varied landscapes include marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs, and sandy shorelines.

    Elk Neck State Park is divided into four areas. Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. North East Beach Area and Picnic Shelters is a popular day-use area located in the western portion of the park and features a swimming area, canoe/kayak launch, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and grills. Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers public boating access to the Elk River, and fishing piers. The Elk River Camping Area is located on the eastern portion of the peninsula and offers over 250 campsites, 15 cabins (9 mini/camper cabins and 6 rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground, and a nature center.

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    $21 - $55 / night

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