South Jersey offers some of the best and most diverse camping experiences on the East Coast. Whether you prefer traditional camping in a tent, or “glamping” in an RV or cabin, there are an abundance of options to choose from.
1. Brendan Bryne Campground
Brendan Bryne State Forest, New Lisbon
Brendan Bryne Campground is the only campground in the Brendan Bryne State Forest and features 82 tent and trailer sites, three group sites (can accommodate up to 30 people), and three cabins with furnished living rooms, kitchens, and running water. This family and pet-friendly campground is open year-round.
2. Four Seasons Family Campground
158 Woodstown-Daretown Road, Pilesgrove
Nestled in a country setting, offering the promise of relaxation and beautiful scenery, Four Seasons Campground has something to offer everyone. Each weekend during the summer, there are planned with activities with exciting themes. You can choose from campsites for RVs, campers, and tents, or stay in a rustic or deluxe cabin.
3. Hospitality Creek Campground
117 Coles Mill Road, Williamstown
There is no question that water enhances the camping experience. At Hospitality Creek, they offer guests a spacious and sandy beach, an Olympic-sized pool, plus an activity pool that your children will love. They also have a 30-acre lake that you can fish, boat, and swim in. Hospitality Creek is a trailer-only campground.
4. Indian Branch Park Campground
2021 Skip Morgan Drive, Hammonton
In the geographic center of all South Jersey’s attractions, Indian Branch Park offers lakeside camping in a family-oriented Christian atmosphere. The campground features beach volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, softball, river fishing, and so much more!
5. Lake Kandle Campground
250 Chapel Heights Road, Washington Township
Since 1960, Lake Kandle Campground and Swim Club has been South Jersey’s hidden oasis for summer fun. This peaceful, family-oriented campground provides a vacation atmosphere, even if home is just a few miles away. Lake Kandle is not a day pass facility and is only accessible by membership or rented campsite.
6. Lokal A-Frame Cabin
Maurice River, Dorchester
Looking for something a little more glamorous but still in nature? The Lokal Hotel A-Frame Maurice River Cabin is where to stay! The house has three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and sleeps a maximum of eight – perfect for two families or a group of friends. There is a commercial kitchen, two fire pits, a huge rear deck with wood-fired hot tub and makeshift private beach along the river. The Lokal books up quickly, so be sure to make your reservations well in advance.
7. Mullica River Campground
Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ
Mullica River Campground is one of nine campgrounds in Wharton State Forest, and one of two in the forest that is backpack or paddle in only (no vehicles). It takes some work to get there, but it’s worth the effort. There are ten family campsites and each has a small fire ring. There are six pit toilets, but no water and no flush facilities.
8. Oldman’s Creek Campground
174 Laux Road, Monroeville
Oldman’s Creek offers 140 camping sites, pick n’ pitch tenting, and cabin rentals. They have a lake for both fishing and swimming, full-service kitchen and store, coin-operated laundry, and full-service bath house. They also host activities throughout the season for adults and children to enjoy.
9. Parvin State Park Campground
710 Almond Road, Pittsgrove
The Parvin State Park Campground has 56 tent and trailer sites, four group sites, and 18 cabins. The campground is located right next to Parvin Grove (which is located on Parvin Lake), where there are parking areas, canoe rentals, concession stand with refreshments, picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds. There are designated swimming areas with lifeguards.
10. Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA
117 Timberland Road, Clarksboro
Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA is only 20 minutes away from Philadelphia. Choose from their pull-through or back-in RV sites, spacious wooded tent sites, 8 new deluxe cabins (sleep 6-8, full linens, bathroom, and kitchen), or experience their new glamping tents complete with bed, linens, firepit and grill. They have fun new activities for all ages including cornhole, horseshoes, ladderball, jumping pillow, a playground, and even a off-leash dog park. Plus a new pavilion great for family picnics or making s’mores by the fire.
11. Pleasant Valley Family Campground
60 South River Road, Estell Manor
Pleasant Valley is a well-equipped seasonal family campground located in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands. They have a variety of activities throughout the season including celebrations of major holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, as well as an annual horseshoe tournament, swimming lessons for children, animal and magic shows, and hayrides. They have cottage rentals and transient campsites for RV’ers.
12. Winding River Campground
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing
Winding River Campground offers everything you’ll need to make your stay both comfortable and complete. Canoe, kayak, or tube at Winding River, spend a day exploring untold beauty of the surrounding forests, or cast a line for that big fish! The campground has cabin and trailer rentals.
13. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Tall Pines
49 Beal Road, Elmer
Situated on 113 beautiful woodland acres in rural South Jersey, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground at Tall Pines is a family-oriented camping and RV resort that offers all the fun and adventure of the outdoors without sacrificing the most important comforts of home. Start your outdoor adventure and enjoy the best that nature has to offer!