Seasonal Camping

Campgrounds in the Skylands account for a huge amount of fun. And while over 500,000 campers relax and enjoy the rural character of Northwest New Jersey each year, they generate nearly $75 million for the region's economy, accounting for roughly 30% of it's tourism revenue. Most of these visits come in summer; short overnight or weekend camping trips.

But many families make a Skylands campground their own vacation home, renting seasonal sites or bringing their own RV to rest at a lovely- and well-serviced- spot somewhere up in the New Jersey countryside. These facilities are a long way from generic trailer hookups and tent sites. They are a network of personal relationships that sometimes extend over generations. Most Skylands campgrounds have been around for a long time and have been run by the same folks since their origins. Each has its own special promise to offer from hot-tubs and bingo games to joyous outdoor gambols.

Camping doesn't have to wait for Memorial Day to begin nor end with Labor Day. In fact campgrounds make a perfect home base for most outdoor spring fall activities such as leaf peeping, bird and wildlife watching, hunting and fishing, simply because they've got "location, location, location." Each campground offers seasonal plans for families and couples.

Campgrounds in the Skylands

  • Delaware River Family Campground
  • Located on the Delaware River near the Delaware Water Gap, where you?ll enjoy raft, canoe, kayak or tube trips, the campground offers trailer and tent campsites as well as trailer and cabin rentals.

    100 Route 46, Columbia 07832, 800/526-2267

  • Harmony Ridge Campground
  • Outstanding family facilities near Culver Lake and Stokes Forest include over 200 sites on 160 acres, cabins, trailers, tent sites, camp store, laundry, hot showers and full range of on-site activities.

    23 Risdon Drive, Branchville 07826, 973/948-4941

  • Kymer's Camping Resort
  • Located in Sussex County near the Kittatinny Mountains the camping resort offers trailer and cabin rentals and trailer and tent campsites with water, electric and cable TV hookups on 200 scenic acres.

    69 Kymer Rd., Branchville 07826, 800/543-2056

  • Mohican Outdoor Center
  • Enjoy year-round lodging or camping. Abundant hiking trails, scenic lakeside location. Canoe/Kayak rental available. Select facilities offer fully equipped kitchens. Volunteer led "Getaways" provide scheduled activities and meals. Boathouse offers gorgeous views of lake, great for large events. Reservations: 603-466-2727

    50 Camp Rd, Blairstown 07825, 908-362-5670

  • NJ Campground Owners Assoc.
  • Free New Jersey camping guidebook features over 100 Campgrounds, both public and private, in all regions of the state

    29 Cooks Beach Rd, Cape May Courthouse 08210, 609/465-8444

  • Panther Lake Camping Resort
  • Camp on a private 45-acre lake on 160 scenic acres where you can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing or just relaxing on a sandy beach. It's a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    6 Panther Lake Rd., Andover 07821, 800/543-2056

  • Tall Timbers Seasonal Resort Community
  • Private campground community offering affordable vacations that include central water and sewage disposal, boating, hiking,fishing and planned activities throughout the summer for all ages. Located minutes from Mountain Creek and only 55 minutes from New York.

    100 Tall Timbers Rd, Sussex 07461, 973/875-1991

  • The Great Divide Campground
  • Private, family friendly campground with amenities for tents, RVs and seasonal guests. Fully furnished cabin rentals available. Open from early May to mid October. Heated pool, fishing & boating lake, playground, planned events and activities.

    68 Phillips Road, Newton 07860, 973/383-4026

  • Triple Brook Family Camping Resort
  • Camp in a park-like setting in the Kittatinny Mountains, minutes from Historic Hope and the Delaware Water Gap. Bring an RV or tent or stay in one of our cabins, two pools, lake, tennis, farm animals, family events. Open air pavilion available for weddings, picnics, retreats, corporate gatherings.

    58 Honey Run Road, Blairstown 07825, 908/459-4079

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