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Micks Pine Barrens
Canoe and Kayak Rental

3107 Route 563
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Fax: 609.726.0717


Camping in the Pinelands

Public campgrounds are for people who really like getting back to nature. Some campsites are termed primitive; only providing pit toilets. Others are called wilderness sites and include potable water, campfire rings and outhouses. Family sites offer flush toilets, cabins, yurts, shelters and lean-tos. Public campgrounds are usually the least expensive. Private campgrounds offer more amenities, including hook-ups, restrooms and possibly a convenience store. More information can be found at their website.

Camping at Wharton State Forest and Canoeing at Micks

Whether your group is Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or just family and friends, and you want a weekend of camping and boating Micks can help. Rent canoes and kayaks for two or more consecutive days and receive a discount. Call or stop by the store for more details.

Rent four or more canoes or kayaks and stay at the Hawkin Bridge, Godfrey Bridge or Bodine Field campsites which are located on the Wading River in the Wharton State Forest and we'll provide transportation to or from the campsite. All you have to do is enjoy your trip.

All of the equipment arrangements must be set up at least one week prior to your arrival. Call our store at 609.726.1380 for help and information. The State Park Service is pleased to announce through ReserveAmerica their new reservation system for all overnight facilities within the New Jersey State Parks and Forests. Reservations are now available online or through the ReserveAmerica call center at 855.607.3074.

Public Campgrounds

  • Wharton State Forest areas are considered Primitive or Wilderness campsites.
  • Campsites must be registered and occupied by a person 18 years of age or older.
  • To camp with a pet at a pet friendly site, camper must have current rabies vaccination certificate at the office.
  • Campers must pick up their permit the day they are camping. When campers come in to sign for the permit, they will be told the daily fire restrictions.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Access to Lower Forge and Mullica River campsites by boating, hiking or horseback. No motor vehicles allowed.

Click here to view photographs of the public camping areas.

Bass River
State Forest
762 Stage Road
New Gretna, NJ 08224
609.296.111485 Family
and 6 Group
Brendan Byrne
State Forest
Route 72 East
Woodland Township, NJ 08088
609.726.119188 Family
and 3 Group
State Forest
for the following sites
744 Route 206
Shamong, NJ 08088
– at Atsion  48 Family 
– at Goshen Pond  16 Family
and 4 Group
State Forest
for the following sites
4110 Nesco Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
– at Batona  12 Family
and 1 Group
– at Bodine Field   Large Groups 
– at Buttonwood Hill  5 Family  
– at Godfrey Bridge   34 Family 
– at Hawkin Bridge  9 Family
and 4 Group
– at Lower Forge  9 Family  
– at Mullica River  10 Family  

Atsion Recreation Area

Private Campgrounds

  • Most campgrounds have lakes or rivers for swimming or boating.
  • Electric, propane, sewer and water hook-ups included.
  • Recreational facilities, Game Rooms and playgrounds available.
Arrowhead163 Leektown Road
Egg Harbor, NJ  08215
Atlantic City NorthStage Road
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Baker's Acres230 Willets Avenue
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Belhaven1213 Route 542
Green Bank, NJ 08215
Brookville224 Jones Road
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Chips FollyChips Folly Road
New Gretna, NJ 08224
Long Beach30 Route 72
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Pilgrim LakeStage and
Allen Roads
New Gretna, NJ 08224
Sea-Pirate148 Route 9
West Creek, NJ 08092
Timberline Lake365 Route 679
New Gretna, NJ 08224
Turtle Run3 Cedar Lane
Wading River, NJ 08215
Wading Pines85 Godfrey Bridge Road
Chatsworth, NJ 08019

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