Wharton State Forest


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Wharton State Forest


Location:Batsto Village office: 8 miles east of Hammonton on Route 542. Atsion Recreation Area office: 8 miles north of Hammonton on Route 206.
Facilities:50 tent & trailer campsites with potable water, flush toilets, and showers (Atsion), 49 tent and trailer campsites with water and pit toilets (Godfrey Bridge), wilderness campsites (group, individual, and family sites), 9 cabins, picnic areas, picnic shelters, group picnic facilities, playgrounds, food concession, multi-use trails, nature trails, bathhouse, boat launch, visitor center, exhibit gallery, museum shop, interpretive center, historic village.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hunting.
Special Features:Forest is the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey state park system. Throughout Wharton are rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails (including a major section of New Jersey's Batona Trail), 500 miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding, and numerous lakes, ponds, and fields for wildlife observation. Forest also includes historic Batso Village, Atsion Recreation Area (see separate entries), Batsto Natural Area, and Oswego River Natural Area.
Address:4110 Nesco Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Phone:609-561-0024
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/wharton.html
Size: 114,793 acres.

See other parks in New Jersey.
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Where: Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ Who: NJ DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell, Lt.
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