Jenny Jump State Forest RV & Campground Guide

New Jersey

Jenny Jump State Forest is located in north-western New Jersey in Warren County, situated along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. The 4,466-acre state park is named after an unfortunate incident involving a woman named Jenny Lee, who supposedly jumped from a cliff within the park. The state park is also known for its abundance of glacial boulders and outcroppings estimated to be 1.6 billion years old - some of the oldest rocks on earth. A wide variety of raptors and other birds are often seen flying along the state park’s ridges, while native deer, wild turkey and black bears are commonly sighted.

Jenny Jump State Forest gives visitors opportunities to partake in activities such as camping, hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking, and astronomy programs. The state forest is open year-round, from sunrise to sunset, and experiences temperatures as warm as 80°F in summer and as cold as 14°F during winter nights. Therefore, if you’re planning a trip to Jenny Jump State Forest, you’ll certainly want to come prepared. Keep reading for information regarding camping, activities, how to get here, and more.

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Spring 26°F - 69°F
Summer 54°F - 80°F
Fall 30°F - 72°F
Winter 14°F - 38°F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jenny Jump State Forest

There are plenty of camping opportunities in and around Jenny Jump State Forest, including both within tents and RVs. If roughing-it in a sleeping bag and the tiny space that a tent offers isn’t quite your thing, then we whole-heartedly recommend the warmth, comfort, and all-round glamping that an RV offers.

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Jenny Jump State Forest has 22 RV and tent sites on offer, as well as two group campgrounds accommodating up to 25 or 40 people. Toilets and showers are available on-site, however the state forest doesn’t provide water, electric, or sewage hookups. The campgrounds are also quite small and can only accommodate RVs and motorhomes under 25 ft. If you require additional space or amenities, you can also stay at one of the following local campgrounds or RV parks.

Camp Taylor Campground

Located just under 14 miles from the state forest isCamp Taylor Campground, which was established in 1964 and has remained family-operated ever since. It’s located in the beautiful mountains of Northwest New Jersey and features 150 sites located on 400 acres of pristine forest. RV sites start at $35 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: swimming lake, playground, recreation field, hiking trail access, boat rentals, picnic tables, fire pits, gift shop, camp store, restrooms, showers, dump station, game room, miniature golf, volleyball, horseshoes.

Camp Charles Campgrounds

Just under 19 miles from Jenny Jump, located over the Pennsylvania border, isCamp Charles Campgrounds. It features plenty of wooded and grassy sites ideal for both tent and RV camping, as well as a wide range of amenities for you and your family. Sites with no hookups start at $30 nightly.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: firewood, ice, RV supplies, laundry facilities, showers, game room, propane filling station, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, lake for fishing, swimming pool, dump station.

Driftstone Campground

Just over a 25-minute drive from the state forest isDriftstone Campground, located on the Pennsylvania side of the scenic Delaware River. It offers spacious sites for tents, popups, trailers and motorhomes in a park-like setting. RV sites start at $47 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: restrooms, showers, game room, recreation hall, camp store, laundry facilities.

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What to Do at
Jenny Jump State Forest

Inside Jenny Jump State Forest

If you thought the camping opportunities were impressive, wait until you hear about the activities available to visitors within the state forest. From hiking, boating, and fishing, to stargazing, picnicking, and more – there’s something for absolutely everyone at Jenny Jump State Forest!

Hiking : With over 9 miles of hiking trails within the state forest, visitors can explore the stunning and varying landscapes of the region. The Summit Trail, at an elevation of 1,090 feet, offers a view of the Delaware Water Gap and the Pequest Valley. Another popular trail includes the 3.5-mile Mountain Lake Trail loop.

Boating : There’s boat and canoe access to both Ghost Lake and Mountain Lake within the state forest. Paddling along the lakes are a great way to experience Jenny Jump from some of its most beautiful angles.

Fishing : Anglers will love sinking a line at Beaver Brook, as it is stocked with trout four times each year during the spring trout season.

Stargazing / astronomy : Jenny Jump has some of the darkest skies in New Jersey and is also home to several observatories, the most famous of these being Greenwood Observatory, which was built by the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey in 1995. The observatory is open for public stargazing and lecture programs on Saturday nights April through October. 

Picnicking : For a relaxing activity that everyone can enjoy, why not bring a picnic basket and blanket and set up at the state forest’s shaded, designated picnic area? Tables and BBQ grills are also available here.

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How to Get to
Jenny Jump State Forest

From Route 80: Take exit 12 . From the off ramp go left on 521 (under Route 80) for 1.2 miles. Turn left at the light in Hope (there is only one). Then take the first right turn on Great Meadows-Hope road. Travel 2.4 miles to Far View Road. Turn left on Far View. The park office entrance is 1.7 miles on the right (turn right at the Jenny Jump State Forest sign).

Entering Jenny Jump State Forest

There are no entrance fees to Jenny Jump State Forest. However, fees for overnight camping do apply.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Jenny Jump State Forest. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Jenny Jump State Forest

What is the best time of year to visit Jenny Jump State Forest?

The best time to visit Jenny Jump State Forest is from April through October, when the campsites are open. You can enjoy lots of hiking and camping then. However, the forest is open all year round for visitors.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Jenny Jump State Forest?

Jenny Jump State Forest is home to many animals including deer, rabbits, foxes, black bears, and raccoons. Popular birds include wood duck, Baltimore oriole, scarlet tanager, mallard, wild turkey, eastern wood-pewee, gray catbird, black-and-white warbler, black-billed cuckoo, and hawks.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Jenny Jump State Forest?

Jenny Jump State Forest provides 22 RV and tenting spots in addition to two group campsites that can accommodate up to 25 or 40 people. Picnic tables, grills, and fire pits are available at these campsites. The campsites have no water or electrical hookups.

Are pets allowed at Jenny Jump State Forest?

Pets are permitted at Jenny Jump State Forest if they are supervised and on a leash no longer than 6 feet. All buildings, swimming waterways, swim beaches, overnight accommodations, and campgrounds not designed as pet-friendly are off-limits to pets.

Is Jenny Jump State Forest accessible for disabled visitors?

Jenny Jump State Forest facilities are accessible to individuals with impairments to a limited extent. For more details on accessibility for people with disabilities, you need to consult the forest office in advance.