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Address: , Batsto, NJ 08037
Phone Number: 609- 561-0024
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This outdoor recreational area has rivers for canoeing and fishing, 500...
This outdoor recreational area has rivers for canoeing and fishing, 500 miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding, and scenic trails for hiking and viewing wildlife.
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Great outdoors right at home in Jersey

Beautiful state forest visit right in NJ! Wharton state has camping, hiking, canoeing and many other adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. Additionally, you can visit Batsto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful state forest visit right in NJ! Wharton state has camping, hiking, canoeing and many other adventures for the outdoor enthusiast. Additionally, you can visit Batsto Village and experience many of the cultural activities offered if you plan your calendar right. Be sure to check out the websites for both to plan your trip around their events.

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's like my home- we are there almost every weekend hiking, kayaking, camping, yellow blazing (driving on trail...) fishing and exploring. Watch all the flies and ticks though. Hiking to Mullica River Wilderness Camp is awesome and the sites are great though primitive. Goshen Pond camping is nice too and drive in. You have have Pinelands Adventures drop off kayaks... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wharton State Forest is 125,000 acres of Pine Barren adventure and is just 2 hours from NYC, 1 hour from Philadelphia and just 30 minutes from Atlantic City. It's a large area with great hiking, horseback riding and biking trails. The Batona Trail is one of the best. it's 50 miles long running through Brendan T. Byrne, Wharton and Bass... More 

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NJ
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Family and I love going out in Wharton and exploring. Getting the truck a little muddy. Great time and some cool sites!

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Williamstown, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We are avid kayakers & love to kayak the Batsto River. We have done Hampton Furnace to Quakerbridge & Quakerbridge down to the lake. Occasionally we have put in at the lake & kayaked up until we were tired & came back down stream. Vast area w/ lots of scenery & wildlife. During the summer time on a weekend the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In addition to the historic buildings located throughout the park, there are walking, cycling and horse trails in this park. The walking trails around the lake are very manageable. Additionally the park is 'pet friendly' so dogs are welcome. Great throughout the seasons. Can be confusing to get to so check directions thoroughly.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love the Pine Barrens. We come atleast four times a year to camp, usually at Godfrey, but we've been to Batona campground too, and both are great. Batona is a great spot to camp in the fall and spring when Wharton is a bit warmer than the camping options in Northern Jersey or Upstate NY, the Batona trail is... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wharton State Forest may not be recommended for camping but it is a great place to hike. There are several hiking trails out of Batsto. You can pick the famous Batona trail here. One of the best hikes is Corranza Monument to Apple Pie Hill. Round trip 8,2 miles highly recommended. All trails are relatively easy and picturesque. There is... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have to say this was the worst camping experience I have ever had. I selected a site on the water...well you had a small little clearing where you could see the water. The Campground is right next to a road and all you hear while trying to escape is trucks and cars going by. When I camp I like... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've camped twice at Bodine Field (primitive camping with a stream for swimming) and once at Godfrey Bridge (designated sites with fire ring and picnic tables). Both places were peaceful, scenic, and fun. Fellow campers were friendly and quiet. One time my RV got stuck in the sand and their were literally a half dozen different people in 4x4 trucks... More 

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