Swartswood State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Jersey

Swartswood State Park in New Jersey is home to Little Swartswood and Swartswood Lake, formed by glaciers thousands of years ago, and now home to a variety of fish. You can try your hand at catching those fish, or hunt, boat, canoe, swim, and much more. In the winter, the park has cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, and ice fishing. 

Weather at the park is mild in summer, with average highs only hitting around 84°F. Lows can get down to 15°F in winter.

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Spring 27° F – 71° F
Summer 56° F – 84° F
Fall 31° F – 50° F
Winter 15° F – 40° F
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Nearby Cities
Swartswood, NJ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Swartswood State Park

Swartswood State Park has 65 tent and trailer sites with a fire ring, picnic table and lantern holder. There are flush toilets and showers facilities are within walking distance. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Kymer’s Camping Resort

The campground encompasses 200 acres in the Kittatinny Mountains, offering hiking, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the pool.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, pool

Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA

This campground is a great base camp for a number of outdoor activities in the area. Go canoeing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, and lots more. You can also drop by the local flea market on weekends. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: mini golf, snack bar, Gaga pit

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What to Do at
Swartswood State Park

Inside Swartswood State Park

There are lots of things to do at Swartswood State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Swimming: There is swimming at the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are lifeguards on duty, and the beach has changing areas, restrooms, showers, a first aid station, and concessions. 

Fishing: There is year-round fishing in Little Swartswood and Swartswood Lakes, and anglers could catch brown, rainbow, and brook trout, bass, sunfish, catfish, walleye, perch, and more. Fish from the shore or by boat.

Boating: Boat rentals are available in the park during the summer season.

Outside Swartswood State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Swartswood State Park as well! From taking in the nature and wildlife of the area to learning more about the history, you’re sure to find an activity (or several!) to round out your visit. 


Hummingbird House

This cafe serves up an old fashioned, quaint breakfast and lunch. Come in for some eggs or homemade banana bread French toast. Or drop by for a Kaiser sandwich or a burger at lunchtime.

Type: Diner

Location: South Newton, NJ

Mengo’s Pizza

While Mengo’s does have pizza, including Chicken Parmesan and Cheese Steak Pizza, they also have burgers, wraps, salads, sub sandwiches, and more.

Type: Pizza

Location: Newton, NJ

The Barrel House

The Barrel House has delicious, affordable food including salads, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees like salmon, steak, and chicken.

Type: American

Location: Newton, NJ


Creek Mercantile

Creek Mercantile Collective has vendors with unique, interesting antiques, as well as vintage items for your yard and home. The Mercantile also has handmade items, jewelry, and bath and body products.

Location: Mount Laurel, NJ


Kittatinny Valley State Park

Kittatinny Valley State park features glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, former railroads, and even a small airport. Lake Aeroflex and Gardner’s Pond are great places for fishing and boating. Visitors can also go hunting, hiking, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding.

Location: Newton, NJ

Delaware Water Gap

Hike to Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The 1½ mile hike begins with a climb to the top of Buttermilk Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in New Jersey and then continues up to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail for amazing views.

Location: Bushkill, PA

Grey Towers Historic Site

Grey Towers was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family in 1886, and later the primary home of America’s first forester and founder of the Forest Service. Today, guests can tour the mansion and the grounds and learn more about the trees, wildlife, and history of the site.

Location: Milford, PA

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How to Get to
Swartswood State Park

From Route 80, take exit 25, Route 206 north to Newton, about 12 miles. From Newton, make a left at the second traffic light (Route 206 and Spring Street) then make a left at the next light onto Route 519. Follow 519 for approximately 1/2 mile, then make a left onto Route 622 at Sussex County College sign. Follow Route 622 for about 4 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Route 619. The park entrance is about 1/2 mile south on Route 619.

The address for the park is 1091 E Shore Rd, Swartswood, NJ 07877.

Entering Swartswood State Park

There is an entrance fee of $5 per vehicle for New Jersey residents and $10 per vehicle for non-residents. 

Heading on a road trip is a great way to experience life together and make memories! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into New Jersey and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!