Bass River State Forest

Burlington and Ocean Counties, New Jersey


Bass River State Forest At A Glance...


About Bass River State Forest

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

Description borrowed from state.nj.us


  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jogging / Running
    • Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
    • Playing in the playground
    • Skiing / Snowboarding
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    Amenities:
    • Bathrooms
    • Beach
    • Boat launch
    • Boat launch - Car Top Only
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Picnic tables
    • Playground
    Trails:
    • Flat / Easy
    Park Type:
    • State / National Forest
    • State Parks
    Rules/Regulations:
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*


Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Burlington and Ocean Counties
New Jersey
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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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