Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

Mile Marker 1, Rt. 72 E.
New Lisbon, NJ 08088
 609-726-1191

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  • 88 Sites
  • Overview

    Formerly known as Lebanon State Forest, visitors are greeted by the fresh scent of pines. Today's forested acres are a strong contrast to the barren, cleared land that existed in the 1800s. The Lebanon Glass Works was established in 1851 and was successful until 1867, when it shut down after depleting the supply of wood necessary for the furnace to operate. Today, hikers can follow the sandy trails and roads that crisscross the forest, sometimes passing near the remains of stone or brick structures or where large depressions indicate the location of what was once a bustling town. Pure, iron-rich streams flow through acres of swampy land covered with dense stands of Atlantic white cedar. The park includes Whitesbog Village and offers trails, camping, fishing, hunting, picnic tables, two group picnic areas, playground, cross-country skiing, winter swan migration. The park's trails offer hiking, nature trails, horseback riding, biking, mountain biking and the Batona Trail. The park has 79 tent and trailer sites each with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are within walking distance. Campsites open April 1 through Dec. 15. Yurts, cabins and group camp sites available. Call or see web site for details.

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