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.

Amenities / Features of Wharton State Forest:

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General Amenities
Trails / Trail Information
Activities
Biking
Mountain Bike
Bird watching
Equestrian / Horseback
Fishing
Freshwater
Hiking
Hunting
Special Permit Required
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Picnicking
Snowshoeing
Star Gazing / Astronomy
Walking
General Location
New Jersey
General Areas within NJ
Southern NJ
Regions (based on tourism)
Delaware River (Burl, Camd, Glou, Merc, Sal)
Greater Atlantic City (Atl)
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 39.7203
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.6715
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Wharton State Forest
Rules and Regulations
Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
Special Connections
New Jersey State Parks

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