When staying overnight
at this campground in April of 2013, I was a bit hesitant to do a review because of two things:
1) A lot of activities that the park offers were still unavailable due to off season time or were only offered on weekends.
2) Sandy damaged a lot of trees on the campgrounds and in the park, therefore some parts were still closed off to the public. (including damaged buildings).
Since I was there and there were some things that stood out, a review had to happen.
This is a small campground that offers
45 campgrounds, 6 shelters (which are technically small cabins), and 4 yurts (which are basically large canvas teepee tents). There are some spots that are decently apart from each other at one part of the campgrounds and other that are very close to each other at another part. Both have their benefits and disadvantages. It all depends how many sites you are booking at once. I’d suggest give a call to the main office and ask for their recommendation which spots would suite you and your party best.
Since this is a State Park in New Jersey, pets are not allowed. However, this might change in a near future. There are currently five State Parks that started to allow pets on the campgrounds as a trial run. If all goes well, this campground will allow pets as well.
The park offers a lot of activities
and if you get bored of them, there are even more things to do within an hour drive.
Boating, canoeing, kayaking
Six flags great adventure park
Let’s finally talk about the elephant in the room.
This campground is located a bit too close to a road, and a road that’s located even closer to a major highway. Do expect hearing traffic nice and clear throughout your stay. Even a Spring rain hitting the tarp of your tent won’t drown it out. With this said, I’d suggest to skip the campgrounds and just do a day trip to the park and enjoy great nature, historic town, and activities.