Wharton State Forest

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
31 Batsto Road
Hammonton, New Jersey 08037

Phone:
Batsto Office: (609) 561-0024; Atsion Office: (609) 268-0444

Web:
Wharton State Forest

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 99

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.

Camping:

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 open April 1 through December 15. Campsites open April 1 through December 15.

Godfrey Bridge: 49 tent and trailer sites (21 feet or less), water, picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets. Please call ahead for campfire regulations. Trailers may use trailer sanitary station at Atsion. Campsites open all year.

Primitive Campsites: Bodine Field, Hawkins Bridge, Batona, Mullica River and Goshen Pond have hand pumps for water and pit toilets. Buttonwood Hill and Lower Forge sites have no water. Mullica River and Lower Forge can only be accessed by hiking, canoeing or horseback; motor vehicles are not permitted. All other areas are accessible by motor vehicles. Please call ahead for campfire regulations. Maximum campsite capacities vary from 50 to 250 persons

Directions:
Wharton State Forest has two offices - one at Batsto Village and one at Atsion Recreation Area. Batsto Village is located on Route 542, eight miles east of Hammonton. Atsion is on Route 206, eight miles north of Hammonton.

Facilities & Activities:
Visitors center, exhibit gallery, museum shop, interpretive center
Batsto Village
Atsion Village
Carranza Memorial
Trails
Camping
Fishing
Hunting
Picnic tables, group picnic facilities, food concession
Playgrounds
Boating/Canoeing
Swimming: (Atsion Lake), bathhouse
Cross-country skiing
 

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