Bass River State Forest


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Bass River State Forest


Location:25 miles north of Atlantic City and 6 miles west of Tuckerton via the Garden State Parkway.
Facilities:176 tent and trailer campsites (no hookups), 6 group campsites with pit toilets, 9 lean-tos (é), 6 lakeside shelters, 6 cabins, showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, picnic area, picnic shelter, playground, trails (including a segment of the state's 50-mile Batona Trail), bathhouse, boat launch, rowboat concession (seasonal), food concession.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Forest includes the Absegami Natural Area, a white cedar swamp with a half-mile nature trail, and West Pine Plains Natural Area, a rare stunted forest ecosystem, with pine and oak trees that may reach a canopy height of only four feet at maturity. Lake Absegami is the center of the forest's recreational activities.
Address:762 Stage Rd
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Phone:609-296-1114
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/bass.html
Size: 26,764 acres.

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