If you love the outdoors now is one of my favorite times to explore one of over one hundred campground across New Jersey. When it comes to camping options, NJ has it all from state parks to full service resorts that cater to your comfort level from tent sites, cabins, or even RV hookups. Many campgrounds offer a variety of family friendly things to do for all ages such as Halloween fun, swimming pools, playgrounds, outdoor movie theaters, and special events. Here are five reasons to pack up your tent. Just don’t forget to pack the s’mores too.
Here are a some places to go to get you started.
Allaire State Park
4265 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 732-938-2371
They have 45 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Rates start at $20 a night for NJ residents. They also have four yurts available. They are circular tents built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and Plexiglas skylight. Each yurt has a wooden door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people starting at $35 per night. Or if you prefer walls they also have six cabin-like shelters with wood stove for heat and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people for $48 a night. Some of the onsite features include the Pine Creek Railroad with historic train rides, a recreation of an early 19th century historic village with buildings you can tour, and a network of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
Lake & Shore RV Resort
515 Corson Tavern Road Ocean View, NJ 08230 877-570-2267
Only 10 miles from beautiful and historic Cape May, they have 223 RV sites available. But even if you don’t own an RV, there are cabins available to rent. Some features include a newly renovated welcome center, beach area, waterpark, children's playground, mini golf course, bike trails, and a pool.
Panther Lake Camping Resort
6 Panther Lake Road, Andover, NJ 07821 800-543-2056
This camping resort features a 45 acre lake on 160 acre campground. They welcome RV’s but if you don’t have one you can rent one or one of their cabins. They have swimming in an Olympic sized heated pool, sandy beach lake, tennis courts, mini golf, boat rentals, and fishing.
Surf & Stream Campground
1801 Ridgeway Road (Route 571), Toms River, NJ 08757 732-349-8919
Spend the night under the stars and wake up to a gorgeous view overlooking the Toms River. Amenities at the campground include a full-size swimming pool, picnic area, playground, mini golf, bocce court, volleyball, weekend events and more. They are located just a short distance away from public golf courses, horseback riding, shopping, gourmet restaurants, boardwalks, water rides and amusements.Back To Top