Wharton State Forest

Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties


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.

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Directions Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties
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Activities:

  • Equestrian / Horseback
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jogging / Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling - Kayak/Canoe/Row boat
  • Playing in the playground
  • Walking
  • Star Gazing / Astronomy

Trails:

  • Flat / Easy
  • Walking Paths
  • Water Trails (kayak / boat)

Parks & Gardens:

  • State Park
  • Park (General)


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