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Wharton State Forest

26 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

If you’re looking for Pine Barrens camping in New Jersey, Wharton State Forest is where you’ll want to roam. The center of the forest is the farthest point from a road in the whole state, and the Wharton State Forest campground lies in the thick of cedar, pine, and oak trees. Wharton State Forest…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

Reviews

26 Reviews of Wharton State Forest

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 2
  • 10
  • 13
mThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Awesome Trails But Close Campsites

Wharton State Forest Batona Campground has some of the best trails I’ve hiked.

Downside is the campsite is tight. You must camp in designated spots and reserve online. Not much distance between sites.

However, with the amount of outdoor activities there really is no reason to stay idle in the…

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SiteBartona 2
Month of VisitJuly
E
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Nice state park

Clean bathrooms and nice grounds

Month of VisitOctober
M
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2020

Nice spot for drive-in

Thankfully no RVs here. Very much enjoyed the stay

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Location

Wharton State Forest is located in New Jersey

Coordinates

39.599813254984994 N
74.65036003520876 W

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About This Campground

If you’re looking for Pine Barrens camping in New Jersey, Wharton State Forest is where you’ll want to roam. The center of the forest is the farthest point from a road in the whole state, and the Wharton State Forest campground lies in the thick of cedar, pine, and oak trees. Wharton State Forest covers 122,880 acres, which is but a small portion of the one-million-acre New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve. Camping in Wharton State Forest can only be reached by hiking or boating in—the latter is a popular option for canoeists who enjoy winding streams through the Pinelands, as well as the 50-mile Mullica River. Campsites sit on both the Batso River and the Mullica River. Wharton State Forest is home to some history as the previous site of iron furnaces and sawmills during the industrial revolution. Basto Village, established in 1776, was the central community of the industry, and some of the original buildings have survived and been restored by the state. Visitors can tour certain Basto Village structures, located at the southern edge of Wharton State Forest. Visitors can reach the highest point of the Pinelands National Reserve by hiking the Batona Trail to Apple Pie Hill, where they’ll climb another 60 feet into an active fire tower with a bird’s eye view. The tower is only accessible while staffed by a fire watcher. Campers will find primitive sites spread across Wharton State Forest, including Goshen Pond, Bartona, Hawkin Bridge, Godfrey Bridge, Bodine Field, Mullica River, Butterwood Hill, and Atsion family campground.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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