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Pine Barrens' Wharton State Forest

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Ranked #619 of 727 Attractions in New Jersey
Owner description: This unique environmental treasure covers approximately one million acres of undeveloped land in southern New Jersey, which has been designated as a... more » Owner description: This unique environmental treasure covers approximately one million acres of undeveloped land in southern New Jersey, which has been designated as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations and a "Last Great Place" by the Nature Conservancy. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Ok, I am biased here because I really love the Pine Barrens in NJ. I did not visit them until a few years back with my kids in tow and wished I had found them earlier in life. If you are not the type of person that likes the outdoors and sand trails in the middle of nowhere than most... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I would not recommend anyone get a camping permit at Wharton State Forest. The camp sites have trash all over them, the permits can run over $30 a night, and the rangers patrol constantly and violate you privacy in regards to find ways to give you expensive infractions.

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Cranbury, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2003

The Pine Barrens is a beautiful place. Batsto Village, in Wharton State Forest, is a surprise find. Great historical iron bog village with living history on the weekends. Camped at Atsion, the water is wonderful! Not alot of people around, great tubing rivers!

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