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    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

    1.

    Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

    19 Reviews
    42 Photos
    275 Saves
    Jefferson, New Jersey

    This is the largest park in the Morris County Park System, encompassing 3,494 acres of beautiful near-wilderness and recreational areas. The Reservation is the park to visit with over 24.5 miles of multi-use trails for novice and experienced skill levels. For off-road bicyclists, discover the challenge and adventure of the blazed biking trails. Horseback riding, seasonal camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and softball are recreational activities at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Digital trail maps are available online.

    One of the outstanding features of the Reservation is the magnificent view from atop Headley Overlook, a 1,280 foot elevation, one of the highest points in Morris County. The Saffin Pond area is a most scenic location to enjoy a day of fishing. The Saffin Rock Rill area offers space for educational programs.

    Some of the unique activities at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation include a radio-controlled car track, and model boat racing. All are operated by nonprofit groups comprised of interested residents.

    Mahlon Dickerson Reservation (MDR) is a 3,590+ acre park with miles of trails and a Recreational Campground. MDR is a quiet place to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, birdwatching and more. There are two (2) camping areas within the park. One (1) area accommodates Recreational Vehicle (RV) campers who travel with Motorhomes (Class A/B/C), Trailers/Fifth Wheels and Pop-up Campers. The second area is for Tent and Adirondack Shelter (Shelter) campers.

    This campground is designated for recreational camping only.

    This seasonal site is intended for short-term stays and does not allow for monthly or long-term reservations.

    RV Sites - Reservations area allowed for up to fourteen (14) consecutive nights and cannot exceed 14 reserved nights in a 30 day period. Tent and Shelter Sites - Reservations are allowed for up to two (2) consecutive nights, three (3) consecutive nights on a Holiday weekend and cannot exceed two (2) reserved nights , three (3) on a Holiday weekend in a 7 day period.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Taylor Campground

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    Camp Taylor Campground

    24 Reviews
    109 Photos
    307 Saves
    Pahaquarry, New Jersey

    Welcome to Camp Taylor Campground, nestled near Columbia, NJ. This place is a gem for anyone looking to reconnect with nature. Open from mid-April to the end of October, it offers a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle.

    One of the standout features here is the Wolf Preserve. It's not every day you get to hear wolves howling from your campsite. The preserve offers tours that are both educational and unforgettable. Make sure to book in advance, as they fill up quickly.

    The campground itself is well-maintained and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. The sites are spacious and provide a good amount of privacy, with plenty of trees and natural beauty surrounding you. Some visitors have mentioned that the hills leading to the campground are quite steep, so make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge.

    For families, this place is a paradise. Kids can explore the creek, play in the arcade, or enjoy a round of mini-golf. There's also a lake with a swimming beach, perfect for cooling off on a hot day. The playground is another hit, featuring sand diggers and a large Connect Four game.

    Amenities include drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Firewood is available for purchase, and campfires are allowed, making it easy to enjoy a cozy evening under the stars. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The staff here are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, going out of their way to ensure you have a great stay. Whether you're here for a weekend or planning an annual trip, Camp Taylor Campground offers a memorable experience for everyone.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 - $42 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Stokes State Forest

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    Stokes State Forest

    24 Reviews
    125 Photos
    425 Saves
    Layton, New Jersey

    Nestled in the Appalachian Wilderness of New Jersey, Stokes State Forest attracts campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts all over thanks to its many viewpoints and wild terrain. Spanning over 16,400 acres, visitors can expect exciting adventures crammed with tons of wilderness activities. Surprisingly, there’s a large range of amenities within the various campgrounds located throughout. In addition, there’s a host of unique geographic features to keep even the most dedicated busy for weeks.

    Speaking of geography, there’s no shortage of terrain diversity here. For example, Sunrise Mountain towers 1,653 feet over the undeveloped New Jersey farmland to the East, as well as virgin mountain ranges and forests to the West. Located along the legendary Appalachian Trail, this mountain peak is the most frequently visited site in Stokes State Forest. If you’re not one to hike up the side of a mountain for a view, Sunrise Mountain Rd. traverses all the way to the top for those traveling in a vehicle.

    Nestled below, the 500+ acre Tillman Ravine Natural Area is a green wonderland home to endangered species such as the Barred Owl. The ravine showcases world-class trails spanning throughout its terrain, complete with babbling brooks and overly-curious bears to dodge during your stay.

    Additionally, Stokes State Forest is home to the Lake Ashroe Recreation Area which has an area for Kayaking and Paddle Board rentals. Even though there is no boat ramp, nearby Lake Ocquittunk is perfect for small, electric motor boats. In contrast, those looking for swimming should head to Stony Lake, which features lifeguards on duty and a great recreation area for picnicking.

    Campgrounds are plentiful here, with four different areas to camp at depending on your needs. Shotwell to the East, and Steam Mills to the west both offer normal park amenities, and are perfect for tent campers, or people interested in camping in a lean-to. Just West of Shotwell, Haskin’s Group Camping Area consists of 9 group campsites perfect for groups of 10-65 depending on the campsite. Finally, Lake Ocquittunk has its own campground with reservable campsites, and cabins as well. Fees & permits vary here, so be sure to check the park website for more info.

    Regardless of your interests, if you love the outdoors in any form you’re going to enjoy your stay here. Stokes State Forest literally offers everything an enthusiast could ever dream of doing. From its babbling creeks and forested ravines, to the breathtaking mountain peaks, this is an Appalachian camping experience you don’t want to miss out on.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $7 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Divide Campground

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    Great Divide Campground

    14 Reviews
    35 Photos
    152 Saves
    Andover, New Jersey

    Nestled in the foothills of New Jersey’s rural Sussex County, The Great Divide campground is your gateway to fields, forests, mountains—and the finest in New Jersey camping and recreation. Adventure, relaxation, family time or solitude, you’ll find it here. No matter what type of getaway you seek, we invite you to experience camping your way.

    With dozens of amenities and attractions, The Great Divide is the perfect vacation spot for families, couples and groups. Hesitant to leave creature comforts behind? We offer cabins and cable TV hookups. Prefer to ‘unplug’? Choose a primitive campsite and enjoy sleeping under the stars. From our Olympic-sized pool to our full schedule of family-friendly activities, there’s something for campers of all ages and interests.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Panther Lake Camping Resort

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    Panther Lake Camping Resort

    15 Reviews
    29 Photos
    101 Saves
    Andover, New Jersey

    An exceptional Resort in a breathtaking location. Panther Lake Camping Resort is nestled in 160 wooded acres featuring a pristine 45 acre lake just 50 miles from New York City. Swimming, boating, fishing or just soaking up the great outdoors, this north Jersey gem has it all!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Jump State Forest

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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    13 Reviews
    52 Photos
    135 Saves
    Johnsonburg, New Jersey

    Welcome to Jenny Jump State Forest, a gem nestled near Blairstown, NJ. This campground is a favorite for many, offering a blend of natural beauty and well-maintained facilities. With a season running from April 1 to October 31, it's the perfect spot for a spring or summer getaway.

    Jenny Jump State Forest boasts a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. The cabins, or "shelters" as some call them, are a real treat. They come equipped with four walls, a roof, a locking door, and windows, making them a cozy alternative to traditional tent camping. One reviewer even described their stay in a shelter as a luxurious experience compared to their usual glamping trips.

    The campground is known for its friendly and helpful staff, as well as its clean and well-manicured grounds. Visitors have praised the spacious sites and the excellent hiking trails that are easily accessible from the campground. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails that wind through the forest, offering scenic views and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.

    Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. Just make sure they're on a leash. The campground also features amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets, ensuring a comfortable stay.

    One thing to note is that the campground is alcohol-free, so plan accordingly. Firewood is available for purchase, and campfires are allowed, making it easy to enjoy a cozy evening under the stars.

    Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat or an active outdoor adventure, Jenny Jump State Forest has something to offer. Come and experience the tranquility and natural beauty that so many visitors have come to love.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Driftstone Campground

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    Driftstone Campground

    15 Reviews
    77 Photos
    196 Saves
    Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

    Located on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River, Driftstone offers spacious sites for tents, popups, trailers and motorhomes in a park like setting. Driftstone Campground has been providing family camping fun for over 55 years.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $58 - $66 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Run Recreation Area

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    Spruce Run Recreation Area

    14 Reviews
    61 Photos
    135 Saves
    Bethlehem, New Jersey

    Welcome to Spruce Run Recreation Area, nestled near Clinton, NJ. This campground is a gem for those looking to escape into nature from April 1 to October 31. With a rating of 4.2 stars, it's clear that many campers have enjoyed their stay here.

    Spruce Run offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone. The campground is big rig friendly and provides electric hookups, making it convenient for RV travelers. One of the standout features is the availability of showers and toilets, ensuring a comfortable stay even if you're not a hardcore camper. Plus, there's a sanitary dump station for RVs.

    The campground is known for its scenic beauty, especially the water views. Many sites are right by the reservoir, offering stunning sunsets and a peaceful atmosphere. You can even launch your kayak directly from the shore. If you're into wildlife, keep an eye out for deer and various birds that frequent the area.

    For those who enjoy a bit of rustic charm, the shelters and cabins come equipped with bunk beds and wood stoves. It's a great way to experience the outdoors without completely roughing it. Just remember to bring a sheet to cover the windows for some privacy.

    While the park used to be a popular swimming spot, the lake is currently closed for swimming due to algae blooms. However, there's still plenty to do. You can explore the nearby hiking trails or take a short drive to Ken Lockwood Gorge for some beautiful scenery and fly fishing.

    Overall, Spruce Run Recreation Area offers a blend of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a great spot for a relaxing getaway. Just be prepared for some rustic elements and bring your own shade if you're staying at one of the more open sites. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Swartswood State Park Campground

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    Swartswood State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    37 Photos
    155 Saves
    Newton, New Jersey

    Welcome to Swartswood State Park Campground, nestled near Swartswood, NJ. This place is a solid choice for anyone looking to escape into nature from April 1 to October 31. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the lake. While swimming might be hit or miss depending on lifeguard availability, the lake is perfect for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Rentals are available if you didn't bring your own gear. The lake area also has some great spots to just kick back and relax.

    The campsites themselves are pretty well-equipped. Each site comes with a picnic table and fire ring, and the ground is flat enough for tents. If you're looking for a bit more privacy, aim for the sites tucked away in the woods. Just be prepared for a bit of a walk to the bathrooms and water spigots. Speaking of bathrooms, they're clean and come with flush toilets and showers.

    For families, there's a playground and plenty of open space for kids to run around. If you're into hiking, there are trails that loop around the lake and through the woods, offering some nice views and a good workout.

    Pets are welcome, but make sure to check the specific pet-friendly sites. And yes, you can bring your furry friend along for the adventure.

    Overall, Swartswood State Park Campground is a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're here to fish, hike, or just relax by the fire, you'll find what you need. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountainview Campground

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    Mountainview Campground

    16 Reviews
    58 Photos
    203 Saves
    Bloomsbury, New Jersey

    Welcome to Mountainview Campground, nestled near Little York, NJ. This spot is perfect for those looking to unwind and soak in some peace and quiet. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the cleanliness. Visitors consistently rave about the spotless bathrooms and showers. It's not every day you find a campground where the facilities are this well-maintained. Plus, the sites are spacious and thoughtfully laid out, whether you're in an RV or pitching a tent.

    If you're into stargazing, you're in luck. The primitive sites offer a fantastic view of the night sky, free from the usual light pollution. And for those who enjoy a good campfire, the firewood sold on-site is dry and burns cleanly—no smoky mess to deal with.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The campground also has a market for any essentials you might need, and the staff are known for being friendly and helpful. They even assist with backing in your camper if you need a hand.

    Families will appreciate the playground and open fields for kids to run around. And don't be surprised if you spot some cute sheep and goats wandering about—they add a charming touch to the place.

    Overall, Mountainview Campground is a great spot to relax, enjoy nature, and maybe even make some new friends. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, you'll find it a welcoming and comfortable place to camp.

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