Atsion Recreation Area

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714 Rt. 206
Shamong, NJ 08088

The Atsion Recreation Area is part of Wharton State Forest. Swimming facilities are available at Atsion Lake off Rt. 206 in Shamong Township seasonally. For information, call 609-268-0444.

Historic Batsto Village is also located within Wharton State Forest, a former bog iron and glassmaking industrial center from 1766 to 1867 that currently reflects the agricultural and commercial enterprises that existed here during the late 19th century.

At the village you will find a visitor center, exhibit gallery, museum shop and interpretive center.

Throughout the forest are rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails (including a major section of the Batona Trail), miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking, horseback riding plus numerous lakes, ponds and fields ideal for wildlife observation.

Tent camping in family, primative and wilderness sites is available in designated areas only throughout Wharton State Forest.


Birding, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Swimming


Minimum Stay (in days): 2
, Open Now


Senior Citizen Discount+ More

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking, Campfires Permitted, Concessions, Dump Station, Hot showers, Picnic Area

General Information

Dates closed: November 1 to March 31
Distance from Public Transportation: 7 mi.

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa

Pet Information

Pet Deposit/Fee: $5
, Pets on Leash Allowed


Boat Rental, Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental

Site Information

RV Sites, Tent Sites

Time To Experience Activity

Full day

Pet Information

Pet Types Allowed: Dog
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