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Wharton State Forest, Batsto

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Wharton State Forest is the largest state forest in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is the largest single tract of land in the state park system of New Jersey, encompassing approximately 115000acre of the Pinelands northeast of Hammonton. Its protected acreage is divided between Burlington, Camden, and Atlantic counties. The entire forest is located within Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion as well as the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve. The forest is located in the forested watershed of the Mullica River, which drains the central Pinelands region into the Great Bay. The forest is under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.The forest is also the location of the historic Batsto Village, a former bog iron and glass manufacturing site from 1766 to 1867. The forest includes extensive hiking trails, including a section of the Batona Trail, which connects the forest to nearby Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and Bass River State Forest. It also includes over 500 miles (800 km) of unpaved roads. The rivers, including the Mullica, are popular destinations for recreational canoeing.
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  • Batsto Village is a nationally recognized historic site going back to 1766 with its bog ore used for making iron. The village buildings are still intact and you can enter them on a limited basis. Jose...  more »
  • Have stayed in cabin 3 multiple times and it is great. Right on the lake, with a screened in porch,loft, fireplace, kitchen and full bathroom. I always bring an air mattress because the "beds" are ver...  more »
  • The trail around the lake was fine, nothing special but not hideous but OH MY GOD, the ticks. I have pulled 8 off of me so far, 6 off my friend, and 8 and counting off the dog. We wore bug spray, snea...  more »
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  • Very cool place. We were there for the last two years at their auto and bottle show. Fantastic grounds, plenty to do. (if there is an event that day) Lots of old architecture.
  • Great place for the explorer. Whether your hiking or driving, this place has plenty to see. Recommend all wheel drive or 4x4 after the rain, puddles become ponds quickly.
  • Beautiful pine barrens. Great camping. Secluded, quiet.
  • Talk about a boring hike. Would have thought that a giant sinkhole would have made for more interesting terrain features. At least there were minimal bugs.
  • Great place for off-roading. Took my JK out and had a great time. Trails are amazing, you could go on for days.