Wharton State Forest

31 Batsto Rd.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
 609-561-0024

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  • 1 Location
  • 225 Sites
  • Overview

    Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey State Park System. It is also the site of Batsto Village, 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.

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

    Bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, marsh hawks, ospreys, great blue herons, swans, screech owls, great-horned owls, bluebirds, hummingbirds, purple martins, goldfinch, turkeys, beavers, river otters, fox and deer are only some of the wildlife the alert visitor can see.

    Other facilities and activities include visitors center, exhibit gallery, museum shop, interpretive center, Carranza Memorial, trails, camping, fishing, hunting, picnic tables, group picnic facilities, food concession, playgrounds, boating / canoeing, swimming (Atsion Lake), bathhouse, cross-country skiing. Trails accommodate hiking, nature trails, horseback riding, mountain biking.

    Atsion campsites: 50 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Potable water, flush toilets and showers are within walking distance. Please call ahead for campfire regulations. Trailer sanitary station and campsites open April 1 - Dec. 15.
  • Amenities

    • Dump Station
    • Primitive Camping
    Activities
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing & Kayaking
    • Boating & Sailing
    Location
    • Beach on Lake
    Lodging Details
    • 225 Sites
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