Bass River State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Jersey

Bass River State Park consists of 18,208 acres and is roughly 25 miles north of Atlantic City and just six miles west of Tuckerton. In 1905, the state of New Jersey purchased the forest for public recreation. Lake Absegami was created in the 1930s, and this 67-acre lake is the forest's centerpiece, offering many water entertaining activities. The area provides a spectacular canopy view of Atlantic white cedar, red maple, and magnolia. This unique ecosystem also maintains an extensive forest of oak and pine trees that heighten to 4 feet at maturity. The area also contains endangered plant species, broom crowberry, and many rare moth species.

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Spring 32-71 F
Summer 60-85 F
Fall 37-78 F
Winter 23-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bass River State Park

Visiting Bass River State Park is a great way to enjoy its natural beauty, but why not make it even more exciting by staying at one of the many camping areas in and around the park? An RV rental from RVshare would be the perfect way to spend the night as a recreational vehicle can provide you with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, and kitchen to store your favorite snacks.

Atlantic Shore Pines Campground

Atlantic Shore Pines Campground is nestled in New Jersey Pine Barrens and 30 minutes from the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The campground offers spacious RV sites with water, sewer, and electric hookups. There is a dump station, snack bar, dog park, and free Wi-Fi offered here. You can swim in the pool and play miniature golf, horseshoes, and shuffleboard at the campground. RV rates start at $63 per night.

Timberline Lake Camping Resort

Timberline Lake Camping Resort boasts 185 shaded, wooded and lakefront sites with partial and full hookup availability. The campground is big rig-friendly and offers winter storage options. All campsites include free Wi-Fi and cable TV, dog beach access, and many other amenities. Campers will receive free use of Ocean City beach tags. RV rates start at $ 60 per night.

Pilgrim Lake Campgrounds

Pilgrim Lake Campgrounds can house RVs up to 35 feet long on any of its wooded, waterfront, or secluded sites. All RV sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electric hookups. The campground is conveniently located near Atlantic City, Wildwood, Long Beach Island, and Ocean City. RV rates start at $35 per night.

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What to Do at
Bass River State Park

Inside Bass River State Park

The lake inside the state park provides an area for swimming with a beach complex with restrooms, changing area, showers, and a first-aid station. Boating and canoeing are also permitted on the lake. There is a boat launch on the north side of the recreational area. You can enjoy a stroll on any of the eight easy walking trails, where you can view animals, birds, and plant life of the Pine Barrens. Other activities to do at Bass River State Park are camping, picnicking, and observing the natural habitat.

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How to Get to
Bass River State Park

You'll want to head north on South Green Street toward East Main Street from the city of Tuckerton. Take a left onto U.S. 9 South/East Main Street, and then turn right onto Stage Road, and proceed past the Walmart Supercenter. Continue on this road until you reach Flatwater Paddle Company, and then you'll want to take a right on an unmarked road. Make a right at the first intersection past Dump Road. Follow the signs to the state park.

Entering Bass River State Park

Bass River State Park is open from sunrise to sundown.

Bass River State Park Per vehicle (NJ resident, 1-4 adults) : $5.0

Entry ranges from $5-$10.

Bass River State Park Per vehicle (non-NJ resident, 1-4 adults) : $10.0

Entry ranges from $10-$20.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bass River State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Bass River State Park?

Bass River State Park in the summertime is by far the best time of the year. The lifeguards are on duty, so visitors can enjoy the beach and swim in the river. Fall is also an excellent time to visit and watch the leaves change.

What is the climate of Bass River State Park?

Bass River State Park has a cold to temperate climate. Summer temperatures can become very hot, making the river the perfect place to cool off. Spring and fall are moderate, but winter brings snow and freezing temperatures.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bass River State Park?

The park hosts various animals, including bears, deer, foxes, skunks, and coyotes. In addition, there are multiple types of fish in Bass River, and the surrounding park is excellent for watching the many resident birds.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Bass River State Park?

Bass River State Park offers 176 camping sites for tent and trailer camping. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table, but no hookups exist. Bathrooms, showers, and a sanitary trailer station are located on the premises.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Bass River State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are not required in Bass River State Park. However, reservations can easily be made on the park's website. Making a reservation is highly advisable during the peak summer season. Sites range from $20 to $25 per night.