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BASS RIVER STATE FOREST

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LOCATION - The park is 25 miles north of Atlantic City and 6 miles west of Tuckerton on New Jersey 592. It's accessible from U.S. 9 and Garden State Parkway. If coming from the south, take Exit 52 or Exit 50 from the north.

 

ACTIVITIES - The area is open year-round. Camp in the 178-site campground, in one of the 9 closed lean-tos or in one of 6 rustic cabins.

 

Go boating from the launch in canoes or boats with electric motors. Rentals are available. Go swimming in guarded Lake Absegami, fishing for pickerel, sunfish, and catfish, have a picnic, and purchase a snack.

 

Batona Trail, 50 miles long, goes from Bass River to Lebanon State Forest. The trail crosses many roads so it can be reached by car at various points. The park also has miles of sand and gravel roads open for year-round hiking and horseback riding.

 

In the winter, go ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snow-mobiling.

 

Visit historic Batsto Village located in Hammonton. This iron mining village was the principal source of ammunition for the American Revolutionary War, and today traditional crafts are still demonstrated. Interpretive programs are offered Thursday-Sunday. For information, call 609-561-0024.

 

In Batsto Village, attend the Historic Arts Festival the third weekend in September, a decoy and woodcarvers show the second Sunday in June, an outdoor art show the third Sunday in September, a glass bottle and antique show the first Sunday in October, and a country living fair the third Sunday in October.

 

Tour the home of financier Joseph Wharton from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For information, call 609-561-3262.

INFORMATION Bass River State Forest P.O.Box 118 New Gretna, New Jersey 08224

telephone 609-296-1114

BASS RIVER STATE FOREST on the map. Map of New Jersey state with indication of the location of the BASS RIVER STATE FOREST and basic information about BASS RIVER STATE FOREST