OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Weekends: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Opening day April 29th, Saturday through Sep.30th Saturday.
LOCAL CAMPING AREAS
Click this link to print list of camping areas in or around Wharton State Forest on a single sheet of paper.
CAMPING AT NEW JERSEY STATE FACILITIES
For those planning a camping trip to any public campground, please visitCampground Reservations, operated by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. You must first create a NJ Campground Reservation account. You can then easily review reservations already made and track the status of you campsite.
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR RESERVATION
When making your reservation, especially from a mobile phone or a tablet, you may find it easier to choose the List View as opposed to Map View to find available sites for the date that you entered.
Use the Availability View tab so you can see availability for each site for up to a month from the date that you enter.
Some areas of Wharton State Forest are considered Primitive or Wilderness campsites, enclosed pit toilets are available.
Access to Lower Forge and Mullica River campsites by boating, hiking or horseback. No motor vehicles allowed.
Alcohol is prohibited.
Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities with the exception of pet friendly campsites. Campers must provide proof of Rabies vaccination
MAKE A RESERVATION
PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED WITHIN 12 HOURS.
ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR ONE HOUR THE DAY OF YOUR TRIP. NO SAME DAY RESERVATIONS. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.
**ALL 5 HOUR TRIPS CHECK-IN NO LATER THAN 10:00AM**
**OSWEGO RIVER TRIPS CHECK-IN NO LATER THAN 10:30AM**
**ALL 3 HOUR TRIPS CHECK-IN NO LATER THAN 12:00PM**
**ALL 2 HOUR TRIPS CHECK-IN NO LATER THAN 1:15PM**