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Pine Barrens' Wharton State Forest

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Description: This unique environmental treasure covers approximately one million acres...
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.
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Love the Pines

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2013
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Sand Barrens are vast with all kinds of surprises. Batso Village is an iron bog village; there is a glass museum with real life glassmaking and great weekend events; wildlife; an amazing area in a state so thickly populated with people. Be sure to get a guide book. "A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey" by... More 

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New Jersey
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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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