New Jersey Camping 's Skylands Region
Gentle mountains, Skiing, Rock climbing, and Horseback riding. Can you really do all this stuff in New Jersey?
Yes you can – and more can be found less than an hour's drive from New York City. The opportunities of the Skylands Region have always been one of New Jersey Camping 's best-kept secrets.
By land, sea and air, there's plenty for visitors to do here year round. Campers can pitch their tents in several New Jersey state parks and at one of the many private campgrounds in the area; swimmers, boaters and fishermen will find a haven at Lake Hopatcong, the state's largest lake; hot-air-balloon enthusiasts enjoy the region from another perspective: floating through the skies high above a quilt of emerald fields. The Skylands Region is home to the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.
If it's amusement park that make you happy, check out Mountain Creek in Vernon. Somewhat more genteel diversions can be found during the region's numerous winery festivals or at the Sussex Farm and Horse Show in August.
In late summer hikers can find fall sneaking into the region early, painting the foliage of the Kittatiny and Watchung mountains in bright oranges, reds and yellows. Autumn is a perfect time to tour a local winery or visit the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia.
Winter's arrival could find you schussing down the slopes, or gliding cross-country at one of the regions many popular ski areas.
You don't have to be the outdoors-type to enjoy all the Skylands Region has to offer. Cultural experiences also abound here. Take a seat at one of the region's several playhouses – there is the Commons Theater at Drew University in Madison or the Morris Museum in Morristown. At the Sterling Hill Mine & Museum in Ogdensburg, or the Franklin Mineral Museum take in the Skylands from a novel view – underground, on a tour of the mines. Visit Lambertville, the antiques and flea market capital of the region.
History runs deep in the Skylands Region. George Washington truly did sleep here he and his Continental Army spent the winter of 1779-80 in Morristown. Today, you can stop at the Rockingham Historic Site in Rocky Hill, where General Washington penned his "Farewell to the Armies" address in 1783. Another popular site is the restored Waterloo Village, a 19th century village with shops and acclaimed annual music festivals.
For cultural experiences or just plain fun, the sky's the limit in the Skylands Region – indoors, outdoors, and any time of year.
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Beaver Hill Campground
Beaver Hill Campground is located in the beautiful hills of the Skylands Region of Sussex County, New Jersey. Beaver Hill has full hook-up sites that can accomodate the biggest rigs, and is stil small enough to make you feel like you're camping with friends.
Camp Carr Campground
Camp Carr Campground is a family campground located on the south branch of the Raritan River. Adjacent to nature preserve, excellent area for hiking, fishing, canoeing. Wooded sites, playground, pool, pavilion.
Camp Taylor Campground
Camp Taylor Campground is located on 400 pristine acres adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Appalachian Trail, New Jersey's most majestic terrain.
Cedar Ridge Campgrounds
Cedar Ridge Campgrounds is a great place for those who like the outdoors. There are lots of brooks, streams, lakes and hiking trails in the area.
Columbia Valley Campground
Columbia Valley Campground is a good camp ground. Whether you live in New Jersey or you're just travelling through, Columbia Valley Campground is a great place to camp, if you love the outdoors you will like Columbia Valley Campground.
Delaware River Family Campground
Delaware River Family Campground is an ideal resort setting for a memorable family vacation. Whether you take to the river in a raft, canoe or tube; hike the Appalachian Trail; or relax around the Resort, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Fla Net Park Campgrounds
Great natural beauty awaits you at Fla Net Park Campgrounds. Fla Net Park Campgrounds is located in a beautiful part of New Jersey, Fla Net Park Campgrounds is a great place for those who like the outdoors.
Green Valley Beach Campgrounds
Green Valley Beach Campgrounds: a scenic campground, nestled in the rolling foothills of northwest New Jerseyâ€™s rural Sussex County, offers a selection of 250 spacious, landscaped sites, wooded and open.
Harmony Ridge Campgrounds
Harmony Ridge Campgrounds features more than 200 sites on 160 acres situated in the heartland of New Jersey's scenic and historical Kittatinny Mountains.
High Point State Park
High Point State Park offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania.
Jenny Jump State Forest
Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. This one of the New Jersey State Parks has a panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west.
Kymers Campground is an ideal resort setting for a memorable family vacation. Our 200 scenic acres in the Kittatinny Mountains offer something for the whole family.
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation is a 3,000 acre County Park with separate camping and RV areas. A quiet park to enjoy photography, wildlife viewing, fishing, canoe rental, trails for hikes, mountain bikes and skiing. Brochure and activity schedule available.
Mountain View Campground
Mountain View Campground is a clean, quiet campground located on a 200 acre farm. We feature large shaded sites, sanded swimming area and fishing. Water and electric hookups available.
Panther Lake Camping Resort
Panther Lake Camping Resort is an ideal resort setting for a memorable family vacation. The resort features a 45-acre lake on 160 scenic acres just 50 miles from New York City.
Pleasant Acres Farm Campground
Born out of a working farm in the lush forests near New Jerseyâ€™s highest elevations, Pleasant Acres Farm Campground offers your family a rare opportunity to experience all of nature, up close and at its finest.
Rockview Valley Campground
Rockview Valley Campground is a small, privately owned family campground nestled in the foothills of Sussex County, NJ by the Delaware River.
Round Valley Recreation Area
Round Valley Recreation Area is one of the few parks that offers wilderness camping. The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are accessible only by hiking or boating.
Spruce Run Recreation Area
Surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Spruce Run Recreation Area is probably the most popular of the New Jersey State Parks with picnickers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and campers.
Stokes State Forest
Stokes State Forest is probably the most famous of the New Jersey State Parks for its impressive beauty, whether it is at the top of a mountain ridge or in the cool and fragrant Tillman Ravine with its rushing stream and steep cliffs. Hikers, campers, fishermen and photographers are attracted to its wild setting.
Stephens State Park
The Musconetcong River, an excellent freshwater fishing spot, flows over and around boulders through one of the prettiest of New Jersey State Parks, Stephens State Park. An easy walking, but rocky path follows the river with places for picnicking in shaded areas.
Sun Air Lakeside Camp
Our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality campground at affordable prices is what makes Sun Air Lakeside Camp the obvious choice to meet your rest and relaxation needs.
Swartswood State Park
Established in 1914 as the first of the New Jersey State parks, Swartswood State Park is well known for its great fishing and tranquil surroundings. Little Swartswood and Swartswood Lake were formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and are now home to a variety of fish.
Tall Timbers Campground
Tall Timbers Campground is a camping resort located in Sussex County, New Jersey. We offer a full schedule of events, 2 heated pools, a 12 acre stocked lake and all for less than what you would pay for renting a seasonal space elsewhere.
Triple Brook Camping Resort
Triple Brook Camping Resort. Camp on a 250 acre farm tucked away in the legendary Kittatinny Mountains! The natural beauty of New Jersey is what attracts campers to Triple Brook Camping Resort, this campground exemplifies all the great aspects of New Jersey Camping.
Voorhees State Park
Voorhees State Park, like other New Jersey State Parks, served as a camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) – Franklin Rooseveltâ€™s program to get people back to work during the Depression.
Windy Acres Campground
Enjoy waterskiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and the great outdoors at New Jersey’s best kept secret, Lake Paulinskill. A private lake community offering big lots, private boat launch, clean bathrooms, open spaces for children to play and a safe welcoming environment.
Worthington State Forest
Worthington State Forest comprises almost 6,000 acres extending about seven miles along the Kittatinny Ridge. There is boating and fishing on the Delaware, it is one of the New Jersey State Parks and is almost completely covered in lush woodland making an ideal place for hiking and camping.