Brendan T. Byrne State Forest


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Brendan T. Byrne State Forest


Location:30 miles east of Camden; accessible via the New Jersey Turnpike.
Facilities:82 tent and trailer campsites with flush toilets and showers, 3 group sites with water and flush toilets, 3 cabins, 3 yurts (é), picnic areas, picnic shelters, playground, multi-use trails (including a segment of the state's Batona Trail), historic village.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, bird watching, environmental programs.
Special Features:Forest (formerly known as Lebanon State Forest) is the site of historic Whitesbog Village, which is undergoing restoration. Founded in the 1870s, Whitesbog was once the largest cranberry farm in the state and is the birthplace of the cultivated blueberry. Forest also contains the 735-acre Cedar Swamp Natural Area, which supports the threatened swamp pink and other endangered plant species.
Address:PO Box 215
New Lisbon, NJ 08064

Phone:609-726-1191
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/byrne.html
Size: 34,725 acres.

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