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About Worthington State Forest
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Drive In, Boat In
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Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
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Water Hookups
Location
Worthington State Forest is located in New Jersey
Latitude
41.005 N
Longitude
-75.104 W
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10 Reviews of Worthington State Forest
Lots to do!

Worthington had wonderful grassy sites and clean bathrooms. Unfortunately when we were there the bathroom closest to us didn't have any warm water so the showers were a no go but, there was another bathhouse nearby. Lots of trails to hike and they have a boat launch so you can canoe or kayak down the river. Our site had a lovely view of the Delaware.

The only negative experience was that we had a lot of noisy neighbors who ignored the quiet hours by playing loud music into the night and yelling in their drunken states. It would have been nice if the Rangers had properly enforced the quiet hours.

Perfect getaway

This campground has been our favorite by far. The spots are huge, and mostly private. When we go camping we don’t want to be right up against our neighbors and at worthington we pretty much had our own little island. Bathrooms were clean and showers are separate and private. Plenty of beautiful trails with lots of wildlife! If you enjoy kayaking or canoeing they have sites which have river access right from your site. I believe they offer electric and rv sites As well. But the best part is that you’re close to some beautiful hikes like Mt. Tammany, and Crater Lake!

Beautiful

First camping trip and it was a little difficult to get too. Online directions brought us too another park but we’re able to find the camping a little while down the road. Quiet and was perfect for first time campers, rentals and tubbing not too far away! Beautiful and great sunrise sunset scenery. Plenty of wildlife and activity’s near by. We stayed 2 nights and it was plenty for first timers. Definitely would go back. Plus it was I think 25 for A night with river lot.

Large, private sites with water access

We camped at a site (can’t remember the number- 14, maybe?) that had direct access to the water, which was perfect for fishing, swimming and canoeing!! Our site was large and isolated- a perfect getaway from the city. The bathroom was a decent walk from the site. Awesome hiking trails nearby. Gorgeous views of the river.

Awesome Campsite

Private. Beautiful. Go swimming at turtle beach! Nice space between the sites. They also have river front sites!

Near Delaware Water Gap

Nice park with some mountains to climb and waterways to enjoy. Excellent in the fall with the leaves, especially from the summit of Mt. Tammany. The campsites are all very close to the lake, especially the tent sites. The facilities are modern, basic, and clean. We heard about some bear incidents here recently but we didn’t encounter any or any evidence of them.

Very close to a wolf reserve!

This was a very pleasant stay with beautiful views and privacy. We especially enjoied seeing the wolves-- it was really neat and definetly a draw to the area (you can hike from the campsite to the preserve).

Private campsites with great views

We had a wonderful one-night stay at Worthington State Forest. The campsites are private and separated by a lot of trees and brush. If you get a site on the river, the views are great, and it's fun watching the floaters go by. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill.

The showers are free and reasonably clean; there is a dishwashing station at the bathrooms, which is very helpful, as well.

The only downside is the campsites need to be reserved for a minimum of two nights. We were unable to camp for two nights, but had to pay for both in order to get a site.

Private Views, Public Ammenities

The campsites here offer an unusual combination of privacy and comfort in a very popular destination for campers. Campsites are private 'outdoor rooms' that can be a clearing in the dense woods or along the bank of the Delaware River. If you get a riverside campsite, you can watch beautiful sunsets over the water and the activity of anyone floating by. Whether in the woods or on the side of the river, you find a feeling of intimacy that such public campgrounds rarely offer.

Campsite Ammenities include a fire pit with metal flip-top grate, a picnic bench, a u-hook post for hanging, and parking. There was a trail leading down the bank to the water, but swimmers beware, the rangers watch for illegal swimming outside of the campground's designated safe swimming area where lifeguards patrol.

Within reach of any of the individual campsites is a public shower facility and bathrooms. These are far enough from the sites for privacy but close enough to walk easily. There is even a playground for kids (and Peter Pan adults as well).

We read while there that kayaks and canoes will now be rented right out of the campground via a third party company. The rate is $26 per canoe, but unfortunately the rental duration was not listed.

First to Review
Tent sites right on the Delaware

I take quite a few trips to the Delaware Water Gap and the campground at Worthington State Forest is by far the best. Every time we've camped here we have had an amazing view of the Delaware River to wake up. The campsites are really spacious, we've never had a problem with hearing the other campers and there are quite a few sites that are wooded and secluded enough that it would be impossible to even know you are in a campground.

We never reserve online, but we've always scored a good campsite by just driving in. When you arrive after 5pm, there is a campground map with the sites that are already taken blacked out and you can just drive around and find the perfect one, camp, and pay in the morning. The workers have always been nice.

I am only reviewing the tent-only sites on the left side of the campground. The RV's are on the other side and I can't speak for that.

Campsites are $20 per night. The price is good for NJ, but I took off one star for a $5 "Reserve America" fee they recently instated; even if you don't reserve online before hand.