20 best places to camp in New Jersey
With the weather warming up and spring's arrival, people are craving time in the great outdoors. New Jersey doesn't rank very high on the list of best states for camping in the country. We're ranked 36th among all 50 states.
Our neighbor to the north, New York State made it into the top 5.
It's a much bigger state and with regions like the Adirondacks, The Catskills and Finger Lakes it offers a lot of options. If you prefer not to travel too far, not to worry. New Jersey has some amazing places to camp that you may not have considered.
Our small state varies greatly from north to south in its topography and even vegetation and wildlife. You've got a lot to choose from when it comes to camping depending on what you're looking for. Also factor in how far you want to travel.
You could have some amazing camping options not too far from where you live in New Jersey. Here are some of the top picks for camping in 2023 both public and private.