Best Camping near Toms River, NJ

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Best Camping Sites Near Toms River, NJ (67)

    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park

    1.

    Turkey Swamp Park

    22 Reviews
    39 Photos
    166 Saves
    New Egypt, New Jersey

    Turkey Swamp Park, nestled near Freehold Township, NJ, is a gem for campers looking for a peaceful retreat. This campground offers a range of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. The season runs from April 1 to November 15, making it a great spot for spring, summer, and fall getaways.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious, wooded campsites. Visitors often mention the privacy and tranquility of the sites, which are perfect for a relaxing stay. Each site comes equipped with water and electric hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station available for RVs. The park also has clean restrooms and showers, which are frequently praised for their cleanliness.

    For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Turkey Swamp Park has plenty to offer. The park boasts several well-marked hiking and biking trails that wind through the scenic woods. There's also a beautiful lake where you can rent kayaks and paddle boats or bring your own for a bit of fishing or a leisurely paddle. The lake area is a favorite spot for many campers, offering a serene setting for water-based fun.

    Families will appreciate the playground and the archery range, providing entertainment for kids and adults alike. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    If you need a break from camp life, the nearby town of Freehold offers restaurants, breweries, and shopping. But with all the amenities and natural beauty at Turkey Swamp Park, you might find it hard to leave. Whether you're here for a night or a week, this campground provides a fantastic escape into nature.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $42 - $79 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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    Allaire State Park - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    18 Reviews
    69 Photos
    88 Saves
    Allenwood, New Jersey

    PARK ADVISORY: Allaire State Park Family Camping is closed until further notice. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection will start work on the construction of a new bathroom/shower facility. Group Camping will re-open April 1st.

    Campsites: There are forty-five tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station is open April 15 through October 15. Campsites are open from April 1 - December 15.

    Shelters: There are ten shelters. Shelters are cabin-like structures with wood stove for heat and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Each site includes a fire ring and picnic table. Accessible to persons with disabilities. Shelters are open from April 1 - December 15.

    Group campsites: Six group sites with fire rings, picnic tables. Sites A, B, C, and D hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Fee: New Jersey Resident $100 per night; Non Resident $200, per night. Sites E and F hold a maximum capacity of 25 people. Fee: NJ Resident $50 per night; Non Resident $100 per night. Open open from April 1 - December 15.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest

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    Brendan Byrne State Forest

    15 Reviews
    35 Photos
    222 Saves
    Chatsworth, New Jersey

    Brendan Byrne State Forest is in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a unique ecosystem known for its sandy soils, acidic waters and diverse plant and animal life. Campers can explore the forest's numerous hiking and biking trails or go fishing or boating in the nearby streams and lakes. The forest also offers a range of educational programs and interpretive displays, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about the region's natural and cultural history. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at one of the forest's many picnic areas, or spend the day exploring the nearby towns and attractions. There’s also disc golf and guided nature walks.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $3 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Butterfly Camping Resort

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    Butterfly Camping Resort

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    77 Saves
    Toms River, New Jersey

    A great family experience is our number one priority here at Butterfly Camping Resort. With over 20 amenities, shaded sites, and our large gift shop, there is something for everyone to do! After 24 years, the Letho family and their hard-working staff are dedicated to providing great hospitality and clean facilities to make each family camping trip a memorable one.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $64 - $78 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tip Tam Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Tip Tam Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Tip Tam Camping Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Tip Tam Camping Resort

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    Tip Tam Camping Resort

    9 Reviews
    4 Photos
    40 Saves
    Toms River, New Jersey
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    • Reservable
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberland Lake Campground

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    Timberland Lake Campground

    12 Reviews
    16 Photos
    64 Saves
    Cream Ridge, New Jersey

    Timberland Lake Campground, nestled near Cream Ridge, NJ, is a solid spot for a family getaway or a quick escape from the daily grind. This place has got a bit of everything to keep everyone entertained. For starters, it's close to Six Flags Great Adventure, so if you're a thrill-seeker, you're in luck. You might even hear the lions from the safari in the morning—how cool is that?

    The campground itself is pretty spacious and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. There's a lake right in the middle, perfect for a bit of fishing or just relaxing by the water. Some sites even come with their own docks. If you're into activities, there's a playground for the kids, a pool to cool off in, and even golf cart rentals to zip around the park.

    One thing folks often mention is the friendly staff. They’re always ready to help, whether it's a last-minute check-in or dealing with any issues that pop up. The campground also has a small market stocked with essentials, so you won't have to venture far if you forget something.

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, there's a DJ every Saturday and plenty of activities like raffles and a haunted walk-through in the fall. It's a lively place, especially with the seasonal RV campers who add a bit of character to the campground.

    Overall, Timberland Lake Campground offers a mix of relaxation and fun, making it a great spot for both families and solo adventurers. Just pack your bags, bring some good vibes, and you're set for a memorable camping experience.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Bass River State Forest

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    Bass River State Forest

    17 Reviews
    73 Photos
    110 Saves
    Tuckerton, New Jersey

    Campsites: There are 176 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are within walking distance of all sites. No hook-ups provided. Each site accommodates a maximum of six campers, two vehicles (including trailers) and two tents. Trailer sanitary station is open March 1 through November 30. Campsites are open all year.

    Group Campsites: Six group campsites with water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Each site accommodates a maximum of 25 campers. Parking is directly on the site. Open all year. We highly recommend that group leaders carefully estimate their group size so not to overestimate because refunds cannot be made later. Six licensed vehicles only are permitted to park on each group campsite, within the campsite limit signs. Additional vehicles (two per site) are required to pay $5 per night and park in the designated parking area.

    Lean-tos: There are nine accessible lean-tos located on the south shore. All lean-tos have a hardwood floor, woodburning stove, outdoor picnic table, fire ring and grill. Flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are close by. Lean-tos are open year round and accommodate a maximum of six people. Pet Friendly Camping South shore campsites 1 through 85 are designated pet friendly. There is an additional charge of $5 per night if you bring a pet. Pet friendly camping is limited to domestic dogs and cats with a maximum of two pets per camping permit. A Pet Registration and Certification form is required during the check-in process which will be retained in the area files. Dogs and cats must have current rabies vaccinations. Written proof of the pet's current rabies/distemper vaccine and license (if a license is required by the resident's state) must be provided during the check-in process. Pets are not permitted in cabins, shelters or lean-tos.

    Shelters: Six shelters located along the north shore of Lake Absegami, each with two bunk rooms, one double-deck bunk in each room, a living room with a picnic table and bench, wood-burning stove and screened double door. All shelters have an outdoor grill for cooking, fire ring, table and benches. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Shelters are open from April 1 through October 31 and accommodate a maximum of four people.

    Cabins: Six cabins located along the north shore of Lake Absegami contain a living room and fireplace; two bunk rooms with double-deck bunks; kitchen with running water, electric stove, refrigerator; bathroom with shower, toilet and sink; and electricity. The screened-in porch faces the lake and there is an outdoor fire ring, grill for cooking, picnic table and bench. Cabins are open April 1 through October 31 and accommodate a maximum of six people.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Baker's Acres Campground

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    Baker's Acres Campground

    14 Reviews
    14 Photos
    89 Saves
    Eagleswood, New Jersey

    Welcome to Baker's Acres Campground, nestled near Parkertown, NJ. This spot is a gem for families and anyone looking to unwind in a rustic setting. The campground operates from May 1 to October 31, offering a perfect escape during the warmer months.

    Baker's Acres is known for its family-friendly vibe. Kids will love the large playground, complete with monkey bars, a ship, and a playhouse. There's also a swimming pool to keep everyone cool and entertained. For those who enjoy a bit of sport, you'll find courts for basketball, bocce ball, and volleyball. The campground even has a game room for some indoor fun.

    The sites here are a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, so there's something for everyone. Most sites are shaded and offer a good amount of privacy thanks to the surrounding trees and shrubs. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, making it easy to enjoy meals and evenings by the fire.

    One of the standout features is the friendly and helpful staff. Many visitors have praised how welcoming and accommodating they are, which really adds to the overall experience. The campground also has a small market for any essentials you might need, and there's firewood available for purchase.

    For those who like to explore, the location is convenient for trips to the Jersey Shore, with Tuckerton Seaport just a short drive away and Long Beach Island within reach. If you're into hiking, there's a small trail on-site that's perfect for a morning walk with your coffee.

    In short, Baker's Acres Campground offers a blend of relaxation and activities, making it a great spot for a family getaway or a peaceful retreat in nature.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $43 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest

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    Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest

    22 Reviews
    56 Photos
    40 Saves
    Hammonton, New Jersey

    Welcome to Atsion Family Campground in Wharton State Forest, NJ. Nestled in the sandy pine barrens near Shamong, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile spot for all types of campers. With 50 spacious sites, including some with lakeside access, it's a great place to set up camp and enjoy the outdoors.

    The campground is open year-round and features amenities like clean restrooms, showers, and potable water spigots. While there are no electric hookups, the sites are big rig friendly and pets are welcome. Just make sure to register your furry friends at the campsite.

    One of the standout features here is the access to Atsion Lake, perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Sites 4, 8, 10, 12, 20, and 22 are particularly popular for their lakeside views and easy water access. If you're into hiking or biking, the nearby Atsion Recreation Area offers plenty of trails to explore. And don't miss out on a visit to Batsto Village, just a 15-minute drive away, where you can step back in time and explore an old iron and glass community.

    For those who enjoy a bit of off-roading, Wharton State Forest's 122,000 acres provide ample opportunities. And if you need firewood, there's a convenient spot right across the street from the campground entrance where you can grab a bundle for $5 on the honor system.

    Overall, Atsion Family Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and practical amenities, making it a solid choice for a camping trip in the New Jersey Pinelands. Whether you're here for the water activities, the trails, or just to relax by the fire, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

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      Pine Cone Resort

      7 Reviews
      27 Saves
      Freehold, New Jersey

      Pine Cone Resort has 125 level, wooded & open sites with water, electric and sewer hookups.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Toms River, NJ?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Toms River, NJ is Turkey Swamp Park with a 4.4-star rating from 22 reviews.

    What parks are near Toms River, NJ?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Toms River, NJ that allow camping, notably Gateway National Recreation Area and Fire Island National Seashore.