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The Pinelands National Reserve includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over 700,000 permanent residents. In 1978 it was established by Congress as the country’s first National Reserve -- a Reserve being an area of nationally significant resources that are protected through a program of local land use management supported by federal financial and technical assistance.

In the Pinelands, specific areas have been designated for environmental protection, forestry and agriculture, with growth being directed and encouraged in and around areas capable of accomodating further development. As a United States Biosphere Reserve, the Pinelands also serves as a laboratory for fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and their environment through a program of research that integrates the social, physical and biological sciences.

The Pinelands is truly a special place. Its people are distinguished by a unique relationship with their environment, and the environment is distinguished by being habitat for over a thousand species of plants and animals--almost 100 of which are threatened or endangered.



Email - info@njpines.state.nj.us

Write to
National Park Service
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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New Jersey Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Road (P.O. Box 7)
New Lisbon, NJ 08064

Headquarters - (215) 597-1903
Visitor Information - (609) 894-7300
Visitor Information - (856) 447-0103


Operating Hours, Seasons
The Reserve is served by public roads that are open year-round. However, public and private tourism and recreation facilities maintain varying seasonal and daily operational hours.


Entrance Fee

There are no entrance fees to the Reserve and, with the exception of the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway, roadways are toll-free.

Entrance and user fees are charged for many public and private recreation and tourism services.


New Jersey State Parks & Forests
Camping/overnight accomodations available at Bass River, Belleplain, Lebanon and Wharton Forests. Facilities include wilderness sites, family campsites, group campsites, lean-tos, and cabins.
For More Information on this campground please call 800-843-6420/609-984-0370


privately owned accomodations
Open All Year
Listing of motels, inns, b&b's and campgrounds within the Shore, Delaware River, Greater Atlantic City and Southern Shore Regions of the Pinelands National Reserve.
For More Information on this lodging please call 609-292-2470

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Contact Info
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Campgrounds Nearby
List of Nearby Campgrounds

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve.
 Campgrounds Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Fort Dix - Willow Pond, Trenton, 3 miles away
Fort Dix - Range 14 Camp, Trenton, 6 miles away
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Browns Mills, 9 miles away
Wharton State Forest - Batona, Vincentown, 9 miles away
Wharton State Forest - Lower Forge, Vincentown, 13 miles away
Wharton State Forest - Atsion Family Sites, Vincentown, 13 miles away
Wharton State Forest - Mullica River, Vincentown, 14 miles away
 Marinas Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Bordentown Yacht Club, Bordentown , 12 miles away
Curtin Marina, Burlington , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Red Carpet Inn Fort Dix, Browns Mills , 3 miles away
Isaac Hilliard House, Pemberton , 4 miles away
Scottish Inn Wrightstown, Wrightstown , 4 miles away
Red Carpet Inn And Suites, Wrightstown , 5 miles away
Days Inn Wrightstown, Wrightstown , 5 miles away
Quality Inn McGuire AFB - Fort Dix Near Bordentown, Cookstown , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Bordentown NJ, Bordentown , 10 miles away
 Ski Areas Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 66 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 66 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 72 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 74 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
 Whitewater Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Delaware River, Hunterdon Bucks County , 23 miles away, Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Scudders Falls Recreation Area)
 Public Lands Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 51 miles away
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 51 miles away
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 65 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve:
Fountain Green Golf Course, Trenton , 4 miles away
Hanover Golf Club, Wrightstown , 8 miles away
Golden Pheasant Golf Course, Medford , 11 miles away
Deerwood Country Club, Mount Holly , 12 miles away
Alpine Country Club Main, Demarest , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve
Mirror Lake, Burlington County , 3 miles away
Old Forge Lake, Burlington County , 6 miles away
Camp Inawendiwin Lake, Burlington County , 7 miles away
Pakim Pond, Burlington County , 8 miles away
Smithville Lake, Burlington County , 8 miles away

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