Campgrounds in NJ: 8 Places To Pitch A Tent

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Whether you’re looking to rough it with a pop-up tent, park your RV on a beautiful piece of land, or enjoy the benefits of camping with modern amenities, these kid-friendly campgrounds in NJ have something for everyone. Not only do they offer a spot to rest, relax, and recharge, they have amenities (hello, pool) and fun events and activities perfect for families looking to create lifelong memories. From Pleasant Acres Farm RV Resort in Sussex down to Adventure Bound Camping Resorts in Cape May, there are so many places to go camping in NJ, and many stay open through October to take advantage of the fall weather. Scroll down to find a campground in NJ and get packing—your adventure awaits. (featured photo credit: Istock/James Mahan)

Campgrounds in NJ: Where to find family fun in the woods

Sun Retreats Pleasant Acres Farm RV Resort
Located on a working farm, this is one of the campgrounds in NJ with modern amenities has everything from an arcade and miniature golf course to swimming pools, a fishing lake, a dog park, a playground, and sports areas. And let’s not forget the animals—-kids can learn to milk a cow and shear a sheep. There are family cabins, pet-friendly cottages, and RV areas available on-site. The resort also has fun weekend activities, from craft fairs to chili cook-offs and swim parties. Also, check out their sister property, River Beach RV Resort, in Mays Landing. Closes for the season on October 17.
61 DeWitt Road, Sussex, NJ 07461
(888) 611-0923

Kymer’s Camping Resort
Located in the Kittatinny Mountains, this camping resort has four options for visitors – park model rentals (houses for families of 2-6), cabins, luxury tent rentals, and, of course, tent/trailer campsites. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool on-site, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, disc golf, tennis courts, basketball courts, miniature golf, a game room, a playground, a stocked lake for fishing, and more. Upcoming events include corn and disc golf tournaments, face painting, and hayrides. The last day of the season is October 31.
69 Kymer Road, Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 875-3167

The Great Divide Campground
This campground has 270 pet-friendly RV and tent campsites – in wooded and open areas – and cabin rentals for visitors who want modern amenities like a full kitchen, home theater system, electronic fireplaces, and central air conditioning. There is a private lake for fishing and boating, a heated swimming pool, a basketball court, a game room, a playground, and a camp store. Don’t miss the Great Divide Barn events, such as tree decorating, a masked singer masquerade contest, and various musical guests. The season ends on October 10.
68 Phillips Road, Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-4026

Butterfly Camping Resort
Located about 11 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure, this is one of the campgrounds in NJ with an RV and tent site rentals and cabins. The campsites are in 30-feet by 40-feet areas with water, electricity, cable, a picnic table, and a fire ring. There are rustic, deluxe, and cottage options for cabins that sleep a max of four (no pets allowed). Your kids will love the weekly Saturday events, including kid crafts by the pool and a sundae social, as well as monthly activities, including a screening of Jaws, a pig roast, an eating contest, and a lollipop hunt. The last day of the season is October 16.
360 Butterfly Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 928-2107

Baker’s Acres Campground
This campground in NJ is spread over 60 acres and has 300 shaded campsites (ranging from primitive to electric, water, cable, and sewer site hookup options), RV rentals, cabins, and cottages. A playground, horseshoes area, new ball field, and volleyball are on-site. The site map even offers the best photo op shot areas (get ready for an insta photo dump). Make sure to check the dates of the fish fry weekend, an annual concert with local live bands performing, and a Vegas weekend with family-friendly casino-style games for everyone. Closes for the season on October 31.
230 Willets Ave., Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
(609) 296-2264 

Four Seasons Family Campground
Situated in the Delaware River Region of South Jersey, all campgrounds on the property have 100 amp electrical service, water, a picnic table, and a fire ring. There are three cabin options for visitors—the Trapper Cabins sleep four but are rustic (a water spigot is on-site), while the Homesteader Cabins and Rancher Cabins sleep six and offer modern amenities. There is a swimming pool and sun deck, a swimming and fishing lake with a beach, an arcade, sports courts (volleyball and basketball) with sports equipment available (softball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer), a playground, and a dog park. Upcoming event weekends at this campground in NJ include Make Believe Weekend, Night of Lights Weekend, Halloween Weekend, and more. The last day of the season is October 31.
158 Woodstown-Daretown Road, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
(856) 769-3635

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts – Tall Pines and Cape May
With two locations of woodland acres in southern New Jersey, you’ll find rustic cabins and ones with modern amenities and RV rentals. Family activities include a splash park, swimming pool, a gaga pit, and inflatable play centers. These campgrounds in NJ host upcoming event weekends, including a Chocolate Lovers Weekend, Chili/Chowder Cook-Off and Tailgate Celebration, and a Frightfully Delightful Halloween Finale to close out the season. The season runs through October.
240 W. Shell Bay Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 – (609) 465-4440
49 Beal Road, Elmer, NJ 08318 – (856) 451-7479

Ocean View Resort Campground
Located on 180 wooded acres between Atlantic City and Wildwood, this campground has 1,173 campsites equipped with electricity, water, sewer, cable TV, and a fire ring and picnic table. Cabin and cottage rentals are available (no pets allowed). The site offers a swimming lake, a kid-friendly splash park with a giant pirate ship and water slides, a game room, tennis courts, a pool, a catch-and-release pond, mini-golf, and more. A tram car is available to take campers around the resort. Upcoming activities include morning yoga, candy bingo, a magic show, and a steel drum concert. The season ends on October 10.
2555 Shore Road, Ocean View, NJ 08230
(609) 624-1675

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Laura, born and raised in New Jersey, is a mom to a 4-year-old daughter, with a baby boy on the way in July. She has been a writer and editor for 18 years and currently works for The Elisabeth Morrow School, an independent day school in Englewood. She and her family enjoy spending summers in Ocean City, attending sporting events at MetLife Stadium and the Prudential Center, and visiting the amazing wineries in our wonderful Garden State. Laura also loves dancing around her house with her daughter and binging TV shows. Need a suggestion of something to watch? Just ask her.

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