Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management. Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's, is the center of the forest's recreational activities and provides an area for swimming and a serene setting for boating and canoeing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog.

Directions

Bass River State Forest is about 25 miles north of Atlantic City and six miles west of Tuckerton. Take the Garden State Parkway to exit 52 heading south and exit 50 heading north.

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Bird watching
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Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
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General Location
New Jersey
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Southern NJ
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Delaware River (Burl, Camd, Glou, Merc, Sal)
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Listing Center: Latitude: 39.6258
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.4271
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Bass River State Forest
Trails / Trail Information
Flat / Easy
Walking Paths

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