Parvin State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Jersey

Parvin State Park is a huge, 2,092-acre natural area with a rich history. The park was home to the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942, as well as a summer camp for displaced Japanese Americans and then a POW camp in the mid-1940s. Additionally, there are some remains of ancient Native American encampments from the area’s very early history. 

In addition to this incredibly interesting and varied history, Parvin State Park also boasts some beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. Because of its location on the edge of the Pine Barrens, this is an ideal hiking location for those who love pine forests. That said, the swamp hardwood forests are equally as beautiful. 

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Spring 33-76 F
Summer 60-86 F
Fall 36-79 F
Winter 24-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Parvin State Park

Going on a trip requires finding a place to sleep at night. RV camping is the perfect lodging option for your trip to Parvin State Park! RVing allows you access to a kitchen and all the other comforts of home, making your trip much more comfortable. 

Don’t have a camper of your own? Not to worry! We have lots of RV rentals to choose from here on RVshare. Start shopping today to find the perfect rig for you. 

Obviously, you will need a place to park your rental rig. Fortunately, there is a camping area right inside of Parvin State Park. This camping area features 56 tent and RV sites with fire rings and picnic tables, but no hookups. Fully equipped bathhouses are available, as are laundry facilities. A dump station is also on site.

Prefer to camp elsewhere while remaining nearby? Below are some great choices. 

Old Cedar Campground

Nice roomy sites, a quiet rural location, and some great walking trails make the Old Cedar Campground a winner in the books of most visitors. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the park is clean and well kept.

Kids love visiting with the cows in the nearby pasture, and farm fresh eggs can be bought in the camp store. All in all, this is a unique and lovely little place that almost any camper would love. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes 

  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; swimming pool; laundry facilities; play area for kids; recreational activities

Lake and Shore Campground

Lake and Shore Campground is part of the Thousand Trails network. This means it’s a no-brainer for those who hold Thousand Trails memberships. That said, it is a nice campground and worth the additional cost for non-members as well. 

Amenities include an awesome swimming pool complete with a water slide, as well as organized summer activities. Families adore this campground for its many kid-friendly features, and if you do have kids, we’re thinking you likely will as well. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Clean bathhouses; swimming pool; play area for kids; recreational opportunities; pet area; laundry facilities

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Tall Pines

Another great place for families is Jellystone Park in Elmer, NJ. As is the case with all Jellystone Parks, this campground is a wonderful place to camp. It is clean and the staff is incredibly friendly.

The park hosts activities and events for both kids and their parents regularly throughout the busy season, and the swimming pool, water slides, and splash pad keep little ones busy between these activities. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Bathhouses; recreation opportunities; swimming pool; play area for kids; laundry facilities

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What to Do at
Parvin State Park

Inside Parvin State Park

What do you plan on doing during your time in Parvin State Park? If you’re not sure, this is the section for you. Here we will discuss the many great activities offered by this park so you can choose the options that best suit you. 

Walking, Hiking, and Biking — Exploring the beautiful landscape and many plants and animals within the park is one of the number one reasons to visit. For this reason, we highly recommend taking advantage of the trail system in the park for walking, hiking, or biking. 

Swimming — Parvin Lake offers a wonderful swimming beach for those who like to cool off in the water. The beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and has a lifeguard on duty during those times, ensuring everyone has a safe and happy getaway. 

Boating and Fishing — The lake is also great for boating and fishing. Bring a boat or canoe for exploring the park on the water, and bring along fishing gear if you’d like to catch some dinner while you’re at it!

Birding — Because it offers two different habitats, Parvin State Park is home to an enormous number of bird species. This makes it the ideal place to go birding. Bring your binoculars—you might just see a bird you’ve never spotted before!

Outside Parvin State Park

Of course, you’ll probably want to see and do some things outside of the park as well. If this is the case, you’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of fun sights to see and delicious places to eat. 


Want something good to eat? The many area restaurants are sure to conquer your cravings. If you can’t decide where to go, try one of the options from the list below. All are delightful little places that you’re sure to love. 

Kountry Kitchen Restaurant

A quaint, local place, Kountry Kitchen Restaurant is the ultimate comfort food haven. Here you’ll find delicious breakfast favorites as well as classic lunch and dinner dishes. Live entertainment is often available, and the waitstaff are beyond friendly and helpful. 

Type: Comfort food

Location: Elmer, NJ

Ye Olde Centerton Inn

Looking for something a little bit upscale? Ye Olde Centerton Inn might be the place for you. This fancy little eatery is the ideal place for a romantic dinner for two. Here they serve up fantastic dishes as well as yummy desserts and wines.

Type: Upscale

Location: Elmer, NJ

Papa Luigi Elmer

Want some pizza? Papa Luigi is a wonderful place to grab a pie. People love the quality of the pizza here, as well as the service they receive. If you have kids, they’ll adore the fact that they get to assemble their own pizza, and everyone in your group is sure to love the fun atmosphere. 

Type: Pizza

Location: Elmer, NJ


First, let’s talk about the attractions in the area. There are actually a surprising number of options to choose from. Below are some of our favorites.

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

A fabulous place to visit to learn about history, art creation, world cultures, and more, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is a wonderful and unique attraction. This museum houses the Museum of American Glass, the Jersey Folklife program, and more. It’s perfect for both kids and adults, and makes learning into a fun, hands-on experience. 

Location: Millville, NJ

Cohanzick Zoo

Everyone loves a good zoo day. Why not spend your day at the Cohanzick Zoo? This zoo may be small but it is mighty. Plan to see lots of interesting animals as you wander the beautiful grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. Admission is completely free, making this a fabulous and free day of fun!

Location: Bridgeton, NJ

The Greater Bridgeton Amish Farm Market

If you’ve never visited an Amish market, it’s high time you did. The Greater Bridgeton Amish Farm Market offers all kinds of great items. Whether you’re looking to stock up on meats and produce or want some neat little trinkets for your home, there’s something for you here.

Location: Hopewell, NJ

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How to Get to
Parvin State Park

Parvin State Park is located at Almond Rd and Parvin Mill Rd, a few miles west of NJ-55 and just south of Pittsgrove Township. 

The address of the park is:

701 Almond Rd

Pittsgrove Township, NJ 08318

Entering Parvin State Park

This park is open year-round. That said, entrance fees are only charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day and are a mere $2 per person for walk-ins. Children 3 years of age and younger will not be charged, nor is there a vehicle fee. Fees for in-park activities (such as boat launching) do apply, so be sure to check the website for details before you arrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Parvin State Park

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

The park offers various activities year-round, from hiking and camping in the summer months to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. During fall, the leaves on the trees turn a beautiful golden hue, and the air is cool.

What is the climate of Parvin State Park?

Parvin State Park has a humid continental climate. The park experiences hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Average temperatures in the summer range from 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit, while those in winter range from 30-45 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Parvin State Park?

Parvin State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. The park's freshwater lakes have sunfish and catfish, while its wooded areas provide refuge for turtles, snakes, and deer.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Parvin State Park?

The park offers designated RV camping spots with electrical hookups and water access. RV campers can also enjoy using the park's playgrounds, picnic areas, fire rings, and hiking trails. The campground also offers flush toilets, showers, and a dump station.

Are pets allowed at Parvin State Park?

Parvin State Park is a great place to bring your furry friend. Pets are welcome, provided they are kept on a leash no longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in campground areas or on swimming beaches.