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New Jersey Campgrounds to Visit for Family Fun

by Ainsley Layland
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Trade setting up a tent in your living room for a luxury cabin in the great outdoors. New Jersey campgrounds boast lakes for canoeing, pools for swimming, and trails for hiking or horseback riding — so there’s sure to be something to satisfy everyone’s needs. Keep reading for a list of ten campgrounds in New Jersey that will help everyone take a break from life and stretch their legs.

Disclaimer: All amenities and availability are based on current conditions and the governing of federal state/local authorities guidelines during this time; please consult each campground site directly prior to the time you plan to visit.

Allaire State Park Campground {4263 Atlantic Avenue, Howell Township}

Allaire State Park is alive with history and wildlife. Allaire Village is a 19th-century iron-making town complete with antique steam trains that run on the Pine Creek Railroad. Over 200 different species of flowers, trees, and other plant life call this State Park home. This is an ideal spot for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and nature lovers.

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Butterfly Camping Resort {360 Butterfly Road, Jackson Township}

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The family fun can officially begin when you reserve a campsite at Butterfly Camping Resort to enjoy crafts for kids, mini-golf, outdoor movies, water gun fights, pool games, and more. Every weekend is packed with fun activities for the entire family.

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Kymer’s Campground {69 Kymer Road, Branchville}

At Kymer’s you can rent a cabin, a trailer with the amenities of a hotel, or a hassle-free luxury tent. Site amenities include water and electrical hookups for RVs, heated restrooms and showers, and an open field for lawn games. Nature trails are available for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Pets are allowed to tag along to this campground as well but must be kept on a leash.

Mahlon Dickerson Campgrounds {955 Weldon Road, Jefferson Township}

This is the largest park in the Morris County Park System with over 24.5 miles of multi-use trails for novice and experienced hikers. This location also offers horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more recreational activities. Click here to rent a tent or RV space.

Mountainview Campground {135 Goritz Road, Milford}

Family-owned and operated since 1953, this campground is about an hour from both New York and Philadelphia. Located on the southern edge of the Musconetcong Mountains, these campgrounds are only five miles from the Delaware River, too. With more than 150 acres of land to explore, this campground is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Panther Lake Camping Resort {6 Panther Lake Road, Andover}

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Located just 50 miles from New York City, this resort features a 45-acre lake and fun for the whole family. Rent a cabin or a trailer and enjoy the camping experience without having to purchase the equipment. Campers can swim in the lake, try their hand at fishing, or simply enjoy the relaxed vibe at the sandy beach.

Pine Cone Resort {340 Georgia Road, Freehold}

Pine Cone Resort offers daily, weekly, monthly, and season rental options for tent camping, RV parking, and cabins. On-site campers will find a swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball, and a playground. If you need to stay plugged in while you’re away, enjoy free Wi-Fi and even catch up on the latest shows with free cable TV.

The Great Divide Campground {68 Phillips Road, Newton}

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this campground has something for everyone. More than just peace and quiet, guests enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, or roasting marshmallows on the fire.

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Timberland Lake Campground {1335 Reed Road, Jackson Township}

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Stay the night at the closest campground to Six Flags Great Adventure and double the fun. This site has hourly activities to keep campers of all ages entertained all day long. Fun activities include fishing, a daily hayride with Buddy Bear, or renting a boat to take out on the lake. Located close to several beaches, Timberland Lake is a solid overnight option to add to any weekend or week-long getaway plans.

Tip Tam Camping Resort {301 Brewers Bridge Road, Jackson Township}

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Open for tent camping, RV parking, and cabin rentals, Tip Tam is a great spot for families to camp together. Create memories swimming in the outdoor pool, racing on the indoor track, or playing mini-golf together. Check out the site for a full list of activities.

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