Located in the Mid-Atlantic region in the northeastern part of the country, New Jersey is one of the smaller states in terms of size, being the fourth smallest overall, but one of the most popular, with the 11th highest population of any state of America. This makes New Jerset the most densely populated state, with over 9 million people living and working in NJ, and many more being drawn to the state as visitors and tourists each year. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Overview

Overview
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A key location for the neighboring major cities of New York and Philadelphia, NJ is considered a great place to live for people who work in these big cities and has a very rich and interesting history, with a lot of unique historical landmarks and locations to visit, as well as plenty of beautiful beaches along the iconic Jersey Shore.

Whether you're catching a show in Newark, gambling the night away in Atlantic City, or walking along the beaches and boardwalks of locations like Ocean City, NJ is a great place to visit and has a lot to offer to people of all ages, making it a prime spot for RV and camping holidays. See below for full details on all of the best RV parks and campgrounds in New Jersey, with contact information and amenity lists provided for each location to help you choose the best RV park for your next NJ trip.

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2.Long Beach RV Resort & Campground

Long Beach RV Resort & Campground
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When you choose an RV park, it's vital to select the right location. Some RV parks simply don't offer the same standards of service as others, and the wrong RV park can ruin your vacation, while the right one can make it so much better. Consistently ranked as one of the very best RV parks in all of New Jersey, Long Beach RV Resort & Campground definitely falls into the latter camp. It's one of the top parks in the state, offering some of the best standards of service and the longest list of useful and exciting amenities in the area to ensure that every guest is totally looked after and everyone feels fully valued at all times.

Long Beach RV Resort & Campground, as its name implies, is situated out on the Jersey Shore, offering quick access down to some of the area's best beaches and waterfront hotspots. This is a seasonal RV park, open from April to October, and is part of the highly popular Sun RV Resorts chain, renowned for amazing amenities and service. This NJ RV park features over 220 RV spaces with full hook-ups, private picnic tables, and fire rings too. The on-site amenities at this location include lots of games and play areas for children and grown-ups alike, an 18-hole mini golf course, a swimming pool, a laundry area with plenty of coin operated machines, multiple nature trails through scenic wooded areas, a dump station, and even a general store selling groceries and essentials.

30 NJ-72, Barnegat, NJ 08005, Phone: 609-698-5684

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3.Indian Rock RV Park & Campground

Indian Rock RV Park & Campground
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Another hugely popular RV park and campground in the great state of New Jersey, Indian Rock RV Park & Campground is located in very close proximity to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, home to many rollercoasters and rides for people of all ages to enjoy, so this is a good NJ RV park to choose if you're planning a trip to Six Flags. This RV park is also located near plenty of good wineries, historic small cities, and outdoor recreation areas, so it can have a lot of appeal for everyone from nature lovers to rollercoaster addicts.

Indian Rock RV Park & Campground is a pet friendly RV park, so you can bring your pet pooch along for some fun and games, with lots of large, open, grassy areas for picnics, games, and bonfires in the evenings. The on-site amenities here include a swimming pool, scenic walking trails, restrooms, showers, play areas for young children to enjoy, a gift shop, an arcade game room, lots of picnic tables and shady spots all around the park, and facilities to accommodate both long and short term stays. Not only that, but plenty of fun activities and events are organized here throughout the year to help everyone have even more fun and perhaps make some new friends along the way.

920 W Veterans Hwy, Jackson, NJ 08527, Phone: 732-928-0034

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4.Seashore Campsites & RV Resort

Seashore Campsites & RV Resort
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Located right down in the southern tip of New Jersey on the luxurious, breathtaking peninsula of Cape May, one of New Jersey's favorite seaside resort locations, Seashore Campsites & RV Resort is another super spot to check out if you're planning an RV trip in the Garden State. With beautiful old Victorian architecture all around and stunning beaches to be enjoyed, complete with other fun activities and landmarks like the Cape May Lighthouse and the many stores, bars, and restaurants along the waterfront, this is a super spot for guests of all ages to have a great time and make some magical memories, with the Seashore Campsites & RV Resort offering a very long list of amenities to enhance your enjoyment.

This NJ RV park is part of the Sun RV Resorts chain and welcomes guests of all ages, being open from April to the end of October each year. It's one of the most fully-featured, full-service RV parks in the state, being spread out over 90 acres of land and offering plenty of spacious RV sites to accommodate slide-outs and motorhomes up to 45 feet in length. On-site amenities at this RV park include a huge swimming lake with its own private beach, a fitness center with lots of weights and machines to try, a convenience store selling all sorts of goods, no less than four separate bathhouses with toilets and showers, high speed Wi-Fi access, a play area for children, a mini golf course for the whole family, laundry machines, a library, a game room, and so much more.

720 Seashore Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone: 609-884-4010

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More Ideas: Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia

Lakota Wolf Preserve in NJ is a private wildlife preserve and reservation for wolves, foxes, and bobcats. Owned and run by Jim Stein and Becky Mace, the preserve is located high on the ridge of the Kittatinny Mountains at the Camp Taylor Campground, which adjoins the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is the largest in the Northeastern United States. Meaning ‘friend or alliance of friends,’ Lakota is a fitting name for the reserve, which is home to an array of bobcats, foxes, and wolves that Jim and Becky have raised and cared for. Lakota Wolf Preserve allows visitors the opportunity to see wolves in their natural habitat on wolf watches and educational tours which explore the social structure, eating habits and interactions with humans of wolves.

History

Lakota Wolf Preserve was established by wildlife photographer Dan Bacon in 1997 when he needed to relocate the 15 wolves he had been caring for since they were pups. The Preserve was built in the dense woodlands of Kittatinny and with the help of his partner Jim Stein, developed the reserve to become the one of the largest in the Northeastern United States. Today, the Lakota Wolf Preserve is home to 21 wolves, three bobcats, and two foxes.

Educational Wolf Tours

Lakota Wolf Preserve can only be visited on guided Educational Wolf Tours andWolf Watch tours, which are led by owner Jim Stein and Becky Mace. Tours begin the observation area in the center of the preserve, which can be reached by taking a scenic stroll along the half-mile nature walk from the car park or short shuttle bus ride. Once at the observation area, visitors are surrounded by four packs of British Columbian, Timber, and Arctic wolves where they can experience the natural behavior of the animals, as well as learn more about wolf pack’s social structure, their interactions with human beings, their distinctive eating habits, and other interesting facts.

Visitors will also have the chance to see and experience foxes and bobcats, which also call the Preserve their home. Each Wolf Watch tour is approximately 60-75 minutes long, and appointments for Wolf Watch Tours need to be made in advance for weekday trips, while no appointments are necessary for Saturday or Sunday visits.

Wildlife and Wolf Photography

Professional and amateur photographers can enjoy privately guided photography or video sessions at the Reserve and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph Arctic, Timber and British Columbian wolves in a natural and stress-free environment.

Visitor Information

Lakota Wolf Preserve is located at Camp Taylor, 85 Mt. Pleasant Road in Columbia and is open Tuesday through Sunday, and closed Mondays. Wolf Watch Tours are only held at specific times, and bookings need to be made in advance.

89 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832, Phone: 908-496-9244

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More Ideas: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a museum and aviation-based educational center dedicated to exploring the history of aviation in New Jersey, the military and the Second World War. Located at the Cape May Airport, inside the historic Hangar #1, which was used as a dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II, the Aviation Museum houses several decommissioned aircraft, engines, educational interactive displays, and special exhibits.

History

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is housed at the Cape May Airport, which was originally built by the U.S. Navy in 1941 during the Second World War. The airport operated as an active naval installation throughout the war that focused on training operations for Naval Aviators in dive bombers, torpedo bombers, and fighter aircraft. Following the end of World War II, the airfield was converted to a civilian airport.

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in the airport's Hangar #1, designed in the typical aircraft hangar layout used by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum features an impressive collection of aircraft from the Second World War, as well as more recent vintage military aircraft from the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the post-Cold War period.

Exhibits

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum features a variety of exhibits and display areas, ranging from Jet Aircraft and Airplanes to Helicopters and Engines on Display. There is also an Interactive Displays area and Special Exhibits, as well as the NASW Library.

The Jet Aircraft Exhibit features aircraft such as an F-14 Tomcat, a MiG-15, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a T-33 Shooting Star and T-33 Thunderbird, an A-4 Skyhawk, an F-5E Tiger II, and a V-2 Rocket. The Airplanes Exhibit showcases a variety of vintage airplanes from the TBM-Avenger and PT-17 Boeing-Stearman to the OE-2 Bird Dog and Vultee BT-13 Valiant.

Featured helicopters in the Helicopters Exhibit include the A18 Air & Space Gyrocopter, the AH-1 Cobra, the HH 52-A Helicopter, the OH 6 – Cayuse, the AH-1 Cobra, the UH-1 Huey Helicopter, and the McCullogh J2 Gyrocopter.

The Museum encourages hands-on learning through several interactive exhibits and displays such as ‘All Available Boats’ where visitors can look at photos and listen to first-hand accounts of people who responded and participated in the evacuation of Manhattan during the 9-11 tragedy.

Bader Field Air Traffic Control Tower is an authentic air traffic control tower from Atlantic City’s Bader Field where visitors can climb up the tower and listen to real air traffic chatter and try their hand at being an air traffic controller. The Science Of Flight and Simulator Games exhibits offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the science of flight without leaving the ground and try flying an aircraft in a flight simulator.

Special Exhibits

Special Exhibit areas in the Museum include the 1940s Room, which recreates a typical house during the Second World War and features an assortment of household artifacts and items.

The Coast Guard Area honors the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the rich history of Coast Guard presence in South Jersey and features a 41' patrol boat, an HH-52A Seaguard helicopter, the All Available Boats exhibit, and a C-130 simulator game.

The Radio Room features a variety of 1940s-era radios and other communication devices used in the Second World War, along with artifacts and objects that tell the story of how messages were relayed during the war.

Education

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum offers a variety of educational programs and camps for learners of all ages, ranging from the ACE Academy, Explorers Academy and the Lazowski Scholarship to summer camps, Youth Education and more. The ACE Academy Summer Camp features a variety of aviation-based activities and educational projects, such as a ‘Travel Through Space’ presentation by NASA Astronaut Dr. Terry Hart, a tour of the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower and US Coast Guard Base, a visit and demonstration of the Federal Air Marshal Training Center, a tour of the FAA Technical Center Labs and scheduled “Fly-Ins” from the US Navy, US Army, NJ State Police, AtlantiCare Medivac and US Coast Guard.

Visitor Information

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located at the Cape May Airport on Forrestal Road in Cape May The Hangar Café is a quaint space decorated with vintage Coca-Cola memorabilia that serves a limited menu of drinks, snacks, and light meals.

500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, Rio Grande, NJ 08242, Phone: 609-886-8787

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More Ideas: Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

Turtle Back Zoo is zoo and animal sanctuary in West Orange in the County of Essex, NJ. Established to provide an enriching recreational experience for the community of Essex County that also fosters and inspires an interest in wildlife education and conservation, Turtle Back Zoo aims to encourage the community and future generations to appreciate, understand, and protect the natural and now fragile environment around us.

History

Turtle Back Zoo was founded and opened in 1963 with a collection of 140 animals across 40 species. The zoo was named after a rock formation located on the county’s South Mountain Reservation, which the Lenape Indians called Turtle Back Rock, due to the tortoise-shell like the pattern of the rock formations. The Zoo’s collection of animals grew, and by 1973 it housed 850 animals of 275 species, and a Zoological Society was established promote and provide funding to the zoo.

The Zoo underwent a major renovation in 2000 in which many of the antiquated cages were replaced with larger, naturalistic habitats, and the Essex County Animal Hospital was added to serve as an animal care and quarantine facility for the growing animal collection. A new 11,000 square foot complex featuring a new visitor friendly entrance and exit, two classrooms and an auditorium, a 4,000 square foot reptile center, and a walk-through gift shop was also built. A new picnic pavilion and animal-themed playground were later added.

Exhibits

Turtle Back Zoo features a wealth of animal exhibits, habitats, and displays that showcase animals from every continent in their natural environments. Exhibits range from African Adventure, Amazing Asia and Big Cat Country to Wild New Jersey, Wolf Woods, and Sea Turtle Recovery, and include American black bears, Filipino golden-mantled flying foxes, prairie dogs and wolves, and American alligators, and more. The Essex Farm is home to a range of farm animals and includes a petting zoo, where children can get up close and personal with sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens and other farm animals, while the Tropical Currents Aquarium houses an impressive array of fish and other marine creatures fish from around the world.

The vast three-acre African Adventure attraction is designed to mimic an African Savannah and features eland, ostriches, zebra, tortoises and four majestic Masai giraffes. The Southwest United States themed Big Cat Country exhibit features rock outcroppings, a waterfall, and native Southwest plantings and is home to cougars and jaguars. It has an indoor winter refuge area for the animals in the colder months and is also used as a breeding facility.

The 4,000-square-foot Reptile Center houses a pair of nine-foot-long monitor lizards known as ‘black dragons,’ along with an array of snakes, lizards, salamanders and more, while the 11,000-square-foot gibbon habitat is home to the zoo’s two gibbons.

The Sea Lions and Touch Tank exhibit feature an 82,000-gallon pool for sea lions and a 1,600-gallon touch tank for sting rays, where visitors can touch and feel stingrays and sharks. This exhibit also has space for education programs and special events.

Other attractions

Other attractions and facilities at the Turtle Back Zoo, which form part of the South Mountain Recreation Complex, include a train ride called the Safari Express, which visitors can use to explore the grounds, an old-fashioned carousel, and a children’s playground. The Turtle Back Zoo Safari Mini Golf course replicates three African regions, namely the African Grasslands, the Sahara Desert, and the Congo with Mount Kilimanjaro in the center of the course. The 19-hole course contains various animal sculptures, such as an elephant, a camel, a gorilla, a lion and more. There is also a Treetop Adventure Ropes Course for adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers, a butterfly tent and aviary to explore, pony rides, an ice skating arena, face painting and paddle boating on the waterfront of the Orange Reservoir.

Visitor Information

Turtle Back Zoo is located on Northfield Avenue in West Orange and is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. The newly renovated Savanna Café offers ample seating for large groups and serves a variety of light meals, snacks, and drinks. There is also a bar area that can be used for private functions and events.

560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052, Phone: 973-731-5800

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