|Tabernacle, NJ 08088
If you like to be out in nature, then this is for you. No electricity but there is an outhouse and a well. (Not for showering or cleaning of cookwares) 3$ a night is crazy cheap! Barely get a cup of coffee for that. They will want you to go to the main office first, but ask for the sales number and keep a screenshot of your payment and you won't have to go out of your way first. Super quiet and tons of trails to explore. Nixon is 5 miles up the road. A great conveint store with good food. Enjoy!
I really love this location in Wharton. It is really easy to get to from our home in Philly. Lots of trails to travel once the campsite is setup and ready.
Went camping here for the weekend. It was great but hard to find the camp site as most of the sites were not labeled. Great hiking!
Passed thru here several times when I hiked on Batona Trail. Seems nice. And I loved the pump well. I also loved watching people riding beautiful horse gracefully. From here you can hike to almost everywhere thru the trail, with Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower just miles away, and lots of crystal-clear lakes! But be careful not to get your truck/car stuck in the deep sand right past the camp site.
Grabbed a one night permit at the village and backroads up to the camp site for a night of winter camping. Nice location and plenty of room! Outhouse available if needed.
One thing to remember is that the Pine Barrens is all sand. Behaves like a desert. As soon as the sun went down you can feel the heat quickly leave the ground and it gets several degrees colder there than the surrounding areas of NJ. Plus the water on the edge of the camp site provides plenty of dampness so in cold weather bring an extra layer.
But easy to access and neighboring campers said the hiking trails were fun and plenty full. Saw plenty of people in 4x4, motor bikes , and mountain bikes.
The phone number for Batona Campground is (609) 561-0024.
Batona Campground is located at Tabernacle, NJ 08088
The website (URL) for Batona Campground is: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html