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Let’s get Camping! Campgrounds Near Me in NJ, PA, and NY that Kids Love

Okay friends, it’s time! That’s right, summer is just around the corner and it is time to start planning all of the great things that you are going to be doing! If an epic camping trip with kids is on your list, you may be searching for campgrounds near me. You may even know of Yogi Bear Campgrounds or KOA campgrounds and you’re looking for ones nearby as well.

Let Jersey Family Fun be your solution to finding campgrounds near me. Our list of the best NJ campgrounds for kids in or near New Jersey is the perfect place to start planning your trip! Not only have we found amazing campgrounds, but we can help you find RV campgrounds, KOA campgrounds, or a Yogi Bear campground.

In addition to that we have found campgrounds that are open yearround! Camp when the first sounds of spring appear and keep camping when the kids go back to school in the fall. It is possible!

NJ campgrounds near me - Sea Pirate Campground in Ocean County NJ

What makes a New Jersey campground great for kids?

When we were searching for campgrounds in and near New Jersey there were a few things that were very important to me. First, we wanted campgrounds that offered traditional tent sites and RV hook ups, but we also wanted cabins that could sleep anywhere from 4 people to 7 people.

The on-property amenities were just as important to us as whether or not the local area had plenty of things to do. Because sometimes when you’re camping you want to explore family attractions in the area. Other times you want to chill at the campgrounds taking advantage of pools, courts, and special activities.

So whether you are looking for a campground near me in New Jersey or near New Jersey we have you covered. If you’re looking to explore campgrounds with plenty to do where you camp or nearby your campsite, we have you covered. For each location, we’ll also provide you with a short list of things to do near the campsite.

Who is ready to go camping?

There’s no denying the most popular campgrounds are the KOA campgrounds and Yogi Bear campgrounds, followed closely by the state park campgrounds. That’s where we’ll start with our guide to NJ campgrounds.

Are there KOA Campgrounds near me?

Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA Campground in Clarksboro NJ

As far as KOA campgrounds near me in New Jersey. Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA Campground is the closest.

It may be called the Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA campground but it’s in South Jersey in Clarksboro, New Jersey. More details coming soon.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a NJ year-round campground.

For more information about the Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA Campground call 856-423-6677 or visit their website at https://koa.com/campgrounds/philadelphia-south/.

There are 19 KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania. For the purposes of this guide we are focusing on the ones closest to New Jersey or attractions New Jersey families love. Learn more about the others at the Pennsylvania page of the KOA website.

Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Campground in Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia/West Chester KOA Campground is one of the KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania closest to the South Jersey border. More details coming soon.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal PA campground.

For more information about the Philadelphia/West Chester KOA Campground call 610-486-0447 or visit their website at https://koa.com/campgrounds/philadelphia/.

Allentown KOA Campground in Pennsylvania

The Allentown KOA Campground is one of the KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania closest to the Central Jersey border. More details coming soon.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal PA campground.

For more information about the Allentown KOA Campground call 610-298-2160 or visit their website at https://koa.com/campgrounds/allentown/.

Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Campground in Pennsylvania

The Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA Campground is one of the KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania closest to the North Jersey border. More details coming soon.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a year-round PA campground.

For more information about the Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA Campground call 570-223-8000 or visit their website at https://koa.com/campgrounds/delaware-water-gap/.

The Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Campground is one of the KOA Campgrounds near me in Pennsylvania

The Elizabethtown/ Hershey KOA campground has been called a favorite family campground in the area and is quite close to some of the areas hottest attractions such as Hershey Park and Amish country, making it near New Jersey as well. As far as amenities, you can find a swimming pool, mini golf, snack bar and more.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal PA campground.

For more information about Elizabethtown/ Hershey KOA in Elizabethtown campground call 717-367-7718 or visit their website at koa.com/campgrounds/elizabethtown.

4 Things to do near the Elizabethtown/Hershey Campground with kids

  • Hersheypark
  • Hershey Gardens
  • ZooAmerica
  • The Hershey Story Museum

Moving onto New York state, there are 17 KOA Campgrounds in New York. For the purposes of this guide we are focusing on the one closest to New Jersey. Learn more at the New York page of the KOA website.

New York City North Newburgh KOA

The New York City North Newburgh KOA in Plattekill is a great family camping destination near the city. Amenities here include a fishing pond, two swimming pools, a climbing wall, jumping pillow, mini golf, basketball court, outdoor theater, fire truck rides and more! During the summertime you will also be able to enjoy espresso, and ice cream treats!

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NY campground.

New York City North Newburgh KOA campground is located in Plattekill. For more information about New York City North Newburgh KOA campground call 845-564-2836 or visit their website at koa.com/campgrounds/newburgh.

Is there a Yogi Bear Campground near me?

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground in New Jersey

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground in Williamstown is the only Yogi Bear campground in New Jersey! This campground has over 200 site locations, 3 cabin types, and 8 campsite types! The campground offers a swimming lake with Wibit Obstacle Course and 2 pools, a jumping pillow, and gem mining activities.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is not available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground open April through November.

For more information about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground call 856-629-5140 or visit their website at https://southjerseyjellystonepark.com/.

Yogi bear from a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground near me in Williamstown NJ
Photo credit Yog Bear Campground

Pennsylvania Yogi Bear Campground

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Yes, it is another Jellystone Park! This Yogi Bear campground offers many amenities that the entire family will love. Here you will find tent sites, RV sites or cabins for camping. You will also find a splash pad, water zone, jumping pillow, swimming pool and so much more.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a PA year-round campground.

For more information about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Quarryville call 717-610-4505 or visit their website at jellystonepa.com.

New York Yogi Bear Campground

Details coming soon for these Yogi Bear campgrounds near me, but in New York.

Delaware Yogi Bear Campground

Details coming soon for the Delaware Beach Yogi Bear campground near me, but in Delaware.

NJ State Park Campgrounds Near Me

I love the beauty of our New Jersey State Parks. Combine that beauty with all there is to do and explore and you can’t go wrong checking out NJ State Park campgrounds. Here are a few to consider.

Stokes State Park in Sandyston, Montague and Frankford in Sussex County NJ

The Stokes State Park campground can be one of the most beautiful places to camp in New Jersey. I still remember the hikes, fishing, and grilling we did on our visit back in the summer of 2021. Read our The Ultimate Guide to Camping at Stokes State Forest for more details on camping sites, amenities, activities, and how to rent a campsite at Stokes State Forest.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This NJ state park offers seasonal and year-round campground sites.

For more information about Stokes State Park call 973-948-3820 or visit their website at https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/stokesstateforest.html.

Stokes-State-Forest-Tillman-falls
Tillman Falls at Stokes State Forest

High Point State Park in Sussex NJ

The High Point State Park in Sussex will be super fun for the whole family. Here you will find tent sites as well as cabin rentals. Kid friendly amenities here include lots of hiking trails, lake swimming for the summer and cross-country skiing in winter. It’s also near Stokes State Forest giving campers the opportunity to visit 2 New Jersey State Parks during one camping trip.

  • RV sites are not available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about High Point State Park call 973-875-4800 or visit their website at www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html.

Things to do near the High Point State Park campgrounds with kids

  • Hit the ice at Skylands Ice World, offering open skate and a Friday night “ice jam.” For more information visit their website here.
  • Wild West City is like no other attraction! Open seasonally with live shows, train ride, recreated stores and more it is a must see in northern New Jersey. For more information visit their website.

Spruce Run Recreation Area in Clinton NJ

Spruce Run Recreation Area features hiking and biking trails, swimming with lifeguards, fishing, playgrounds, sports fields, and more! Here you will find tent sites as well as RV sites.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping ist available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Spruce Run Recreation Area call 908-638-8572 or visit their website at https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/sprucerunrecreationarea.html.

Things to do near the Spruce Run Recreation campgrounds with kids

  • Somerset Patriots minor league baseball – from April to August, catch a game at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The Somerset Patriots have a family friendly schedule with promotions, reasonably priced tickets and food, and more.  Find out game schedules and more at their website.
  • Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton is a picturesque building with exhibits focusing on local history, and hosts special events throughout the year. Learn more at their website.

Allaire State Park in Howell NJ

Allaire State Park near Howell is great for families that love history!  The park itself is quite well known for the Pine Creek Railroad (featuring an actual working antique steam train!) located within and the 19th-century iron-making village that is there as well. This park has an awesome hiking trail system, boaters and fishermen will enjoy the access to the Manasquan Reservoir. Here you will find tent sites and cabin rentals.

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin-like camping isavailable.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Allaire State Park call (732) 938-2371 or visit their website at www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/allaire.html.

Allaire state Park animals
You may find these animals hanging out at the Allaire State Park during your family’s visit.

3 Things to do near the Allaire State Park campgrounds with kids

  • Allaire State Park is just a few miles from the picturesque beaches of Manasquan, Sea Girt and Spring Lake. A bike path connects the park to downtown Manasquan, and offers an off road 7 mile ride to the ocean. Find out more about New Jersey beaches in our article, New Jersey Beach Tags.
New Jersey Beach tags (Twitter Post)
  • Jenkinson’s Aquarium and Boardwalk – Arcades, an aquarium, the beach and rides are just some of what you can find at the popular Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant. Read our review of Jenkinson’s Aquarium here.
  • National Guard Militia Museum located in Sea Girt is open daily and offers interior exhibits along with exterior vehicle and aircraft displays. Admission is free! For more information visit their website here.

MORE RV Campgrounds Near Me

Yes, there are even more RV campgrounds near me in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. For the purposes of this list, we focus on RV campgrounds in New Jersey. While we list them here, we provide more details for them under our heading, ‘more NJ campgrounds near me.’

North Jersey RV Campgrounds

Coming soon.

Central Jersey RV Campgrounds

Coming soon.

South Jersey RV Campgrounds

Lake Kandle Campground in Washington Township NJ

Amenities at the Lake Kandle Campground in Washington Township include multiple pools, a lake for boating, and weekly special activities. RV camping and yearly membership only.

  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Lake Kandle Campground call 756 589-2158 or visit their website at lakekandle.com.

Things to do near Lake Kandle Campground with kids

  • It’s not called Glassboro for no reason! The Heritage Glass Museum has exhibits of historic glass and seeks to preserve the history of South Jersey’s glassmaking past. For hours and admission information visit their website here.

More coming soon.

MORE NJ Campgrounds Near Me

New Jersey campgrounds in and near North Jersey that are great for kids

Delaware River Family Campground in Columbia NJ

The Delaware River Family campground in Columbia is a great campground choice if you love river camping. You can tent camp or rent a cabin (they have both modern and more authentic style cabins available). Here you will find such kid-friendly amenities as 2 swimming pools, a game room, boat and tube rentals, basketball courts and even mini-golf!  You will also find lots of scheduled activity nights!

  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Delaware River Family Campground call 800-543-0271 or visit their website at www.njcamping.com/delaware.

3 Things to do near the Delaware Campground with kids

  • Get more outside time at the Hunterdon County Arboretum. Hike the trails, look for animals and what’s in bloom. Find out more in our article Hunterdon County Hiking for Kids at the Hunterdon County Arboretum
  • Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford is a state park site offering information about how trout are raised, hiking trails, and other special events. Visit their website here.
  • Franklin Mineral Museum in Franklin NJ is a hidden treasure of Sussex County, focusing on the history of this once mining district. Explore fossils, American Indian artifacts and fluorescents. Visit their website here.

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground in Sussex NJ

The Pleasant Acres Farm Campground near Sussex is a campground located on a real working farm. Here you can take a horse-drawn hayride, pet baby animals, milk cows, shear sheep, chase pigs and more farm-related fun. You will also find a swimming pool, mini golf course, sports fields, fishing lake, live bands, dance parties and more!  This one has it all!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is not available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Pleasant Acres Farm Campground call 973-875-4166 or visit their website at www.pleasantacres.com.

3 Things to do near the Pleasant Acres Farm Campground with kids

  • Sussex County Sunflower Maze – These blooming beauties appear from mid-August to mid-September. Located in Sandyston, it offers pick your own, a scavenger hunt, and more. There are over 1.5 million sunflowers to gaze upon! Visit their website here.
  • We don’t recommend you hike the entire Appalachian Trail but 72 miles of it does run through New Jersey! There are multiple access points along the northern border of the state. Detailed information is available here.
  • Take it back to the old days of the drive in theater at the area’s only remaining drive in! The Warwick Drive In in Warwick NY is open seasonally and shows the latest and greatest! Check out their website here.

Kymer’s Camping Resort in Branchville NJ

At Kymer’s Camping Resort, near Branchville, you will find an amazing array of amenities such as foosball, mini golf, ping pong, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming pool, kayaking, craft activities, DJ dance parties and more.  Oh, and for us parents they even have paint and sip parties! If this is not enough entertainment for you, the campground is quite close to the New Jersey state fair, Wild West City and more great New Jersey landmarks.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Kymer’s Camping Resort call 800-526-2267 or visit their website at www.njcamping.com/kymers/index.htm.

3 Things to do near the Kymer’s Camping Resort with kids

  • Space Farms Zoo & Museum – Open seasonally, this Sussex attraction houses over 500 animals and museums that showcase Native American materials, tools, automobiles, and a hand built train set. Be sure to check their calendar for many yearly special events, their website can be found here.
  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum – Open year round for public tours with varied hours, this is a fun excursion with an underground mine tour, displays of minerals and other special events. Dress warm, that underground mine gets COLD! For more information check out their website here.
  • Mountain Creek Waterpark – This outdoor waterpark has over 20 rides and slides, and is sure to thrill all ages. Find out more in our review, 5 Things You Need to Know About Mountain Creek Waterpark, link here.

Harmony Ridge Campground in Branchville NJ

The Harmony Ridge Campground near Branchville is a family friendly campground that is open year round. Here you will find cabin rentals and tent sites. For the kids you will find a playground, basketball court, paddle boats, hockey rink, swimming pool and more! Don’t worry about those snack attacks either, they have a snack bar available and they even serve breakfast!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Harmony Ridge Campground call (973) 948-4941 or visit their website at campnj.com/campgrounds/harmony-ridge-campground.

Things to do near the Harmony Ridge Campground with kids

  • Land of Make Believe – this amusement and water park in Hope, New Jersey opens for the season Memorial Day weekend. 30 acres offers rides for all ages especially the little ones. Bring a picnic or buy food on premises, link here.

Great campgrounds for kids in Central New Jersey

Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold NJ

The Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold features a large lake that is enjoyed by fishermen and boaters, you will also find playgrounds, hiking trails and even an archery range. You can rent one of three cabins or you can rent a regular campsite.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is not available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Turkey Swamp Park call 732-462-7286 or visit their website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?Id=2522.

3 Things to do near the Turkey Swamp Park campgrounds with kids

  • Visit the indoor amusement park and boardwalk that is iPlay America. Located in Freehold, iPlay America offers the excitement of indoor rides and attractions sized to fit nicely in nearly 4 acres of family fun. Race speedy go karts, fly through the air on the Kite Flyer, ride the Skyscraper, bump the bumper cars, and play 2-level laser tag. Rain or shine you can do it at iPlay. You can even eat like you would on the Boardwalk with Sonny’s Boardwalk Grill for Jersey Shore-style hot dogs, cheesesteak sandwiches, funnel cakes, and more. Live music and family-friendly events happen every week. Admission is always free. Pay as you go or purchase a wristband for a day that’s guaranteed to be packed with fun. Learn more about iPlay America at their site. For a list of upcoming events at iPlay America visit our Upcoming iPlay America Events and Concerts article.
Climb across the Sky Tykes Ropes Course at iPlay America.
Climb across the Sky Tykes Ropes Course at iPlay America.
  • Wander the fields of the Monmouth Battlefield State Park and be transported back to the days of Molly Pitcher, but first visit the detailed visitors center with an impressive 10 minute film that explains the history of the battle waged on the land. Read more in our article, Stepping Into History at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.
  • If bad weather plagues your camping trip there’s fun to be had at the Freehold Raceway Mall – food court, Apple and Microsoft Store, movie theater, an indoor carousel and pet adoption center offers something for everyone. Find out hours and more details at their website here.

Butterfly Camping Resort in Jackson NJ

The Butterfly Camping Resort in Jackson has been operating for more than two decades and the owner’s dedication shows.  Amenities here include pony and wagon rides, game nights, arts and crafts, playground, arcade, sports fields, outdoor movie nights, swimming pool, mini golf course, and more! Here you can rent a regular tent site or a cabin or cottage. Not enough entertainment for you? Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari is just 6 minutes away!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is not available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Butterfly Camping Resort call 732-928-2107 or visit their website at www.butterflycamp.com/index.html.

3 Things to do near the Butterfly Camping Resort with kids

  • Experience Six Flags Great Adventure! For extreme roller coasters, wild water rides and chances to hang out with the Looney Tunes characters work a visit to Great Adventure into your Butterfly Camping Resort plans. This summer the 510-acre theme park will debut Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, the world’s tallest pendulum ride! Read about it here. Learn more about Great Adventure on their site.
Six Flags Great Adventure's Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth
You may not be brave enough for Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, but there are plenty of other rides to thrill you at Great Adventure.
  • Manasquan Reservoir spans 770 acres and is a popular destination for walking, fishing, and kayaking. Young kids love the environmental education center, check their website for special events hosted by Monmouth County Parks. Read more in our review, Explore the Manasquan Reservoir.
  • Get Air Trampoline Park in Freehold gives everyone a place to burn off energy and defy gravity! They offer special hours for toddlers and teens and extended open jump hours. Check their website for hours and deals.

South Jersey Campgrounds kids will love camping at

Four Seasons Family Campground in Pilesgrove NJ

At the Four Seasons Family Campground in Pilesgrove, you will find a swimming pool, playgrounds, sandy beach, game room, sports fields, fishing opportunities, and lots more!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Four Seasons Family Campground call 856-769-3635 or visit their website at fourseasonscamping.com

3 Things to do near the Four Seasons Family Campground with kids

  • Wood Lanes in Pilesgrove is the place to bowl in Salem County! Late hours, discount games and Christian Rock and Bowl are just some of the special events offered. More details on their website here.
  • The Historic Hancock House dates back to 1734 and is now maintained by the NJ Division of Parks. Admission is free but call ahead to confirm hours. Find out more at their website here.
  • Cowtown Rodeo is the only New Jersey rodeo and the longest running weekly rodeo in the country. Don’t miss the twice a week farmers market on the property as well. For hours and admission information visit their website here.

Adventure Bound Tall Pines Campground in Elmer NJ

Adventure Bound Tall Pines Campground in Elmer, formerly a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground, is a place that all families in New Jersey should go to at some point! This campground is located on over 100 wooded acres, and features such fun amenities as a splash pad, swimming pool, event-themed weekends and more! Here you can rent tent sites, RV sites or cabins!

  • RV sites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Adventure Bound Tall Pines call 856-451-7479 or visit their website at www.abcamping.com/tallpines.

Things to do near Adventure Bound Tall Pines Campground with kids

  • See the animals at the Cohanzick Zoo, New Jersey’s first zoo, that began more than 60 years ago and displays more than 100 animals in modern naturalistic exhibits. The Cohanzick Zoo is open daily 9:00 am -5:00 pm. There are a variety of animals in exhibits including ring tailed lemurs, a gibbon, Asiatic bear, tigers, llama, African porcupine, as well as water fowl and peacocks roaming throughout the zoo. Admission is always free. Learn more about the Cohanzick Zoo at their website.
Cohanzick Zoo Selfie
Take a Cohanzick Zoo selfie with this primate.
  • Looking for more swimming? Parvin Lake in Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove is a popular destination. The park also allows boating, hunting and picnics. For more information visit the NJ State Parks website here.

Adventure Bound Camping Resort Cape May NJ

The Adventure Bound Camping Resort Cape May brings together beach time and camping! Here you will find amenities such as swimming pools, a water slide, outdoor movie theater and even bouncy houses!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Adventure Bound Camping Resort call 609-465-4440 or visit their website at www.abcamping.com/abcapemay.

3 Things to do near the Adventure Bound Camping Resort with kids

  • Kids love animals and there’s nothing better than a free New Jersey zoo, like the Cape May County Park & Zoo to take them to visit and learn about different species and their habitats. Not only is it free, but it’s close to the Adventure Bound Camping Resort Cape May. There’s a large variety of animals from all over the world, including 550 animals representing 250 species. Each animal exhibit is labeled with a colorful and informational sign so visitors can learn more about them. Some are designated as part of Zoo Species Survival Plan (SSP) and let visitors know what the Zoo is doing to protect these endangered species. The nearby playground is a great place for a picnic or to run off any excess energy the kids may have. Learn more about the Cape May County Park & Zoo on their website.

 

Big Zebra at cape may zoo photo credit Jersey family fun
A zebra grazing at the Cape May County Zoo.
  • Head to sea to see the dolphins and whales! Our trip on the Cape May Dolphin and Whalewatcher Cruise was a success in seeing dolphins. Kids 6 and under ride free! Find out more in our article, 10 Things to Do With Kids in Cape May.
  • The Cape May Lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park is a must do!  Climb all 157 feet then take a hike in the scenic park while you look for birds – guided walks are available. For more information check out our article Cape May Lighthouse.

Baker’s Acres Campground in Little Egg Harbor NJ

The Baker’s Acres Campground offers a multitude of ways for families to have fun. With a playground, swimming pool, sandbox, arcade, ball field, horseshoes, and volleyball your kids will never be bored.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is not available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

Baker’s Acres offers tent camping, basic and deluxe cabins, cottages, and hook up sites for RVs. For more information about the Baker’s Acres Campground read about our experience, Our Wet & Wild Weekend at Baker’s Acres Campground, call 609-296-7400 or visit their website at bakersacres.com.

The Baker's Acres Campground bunk bed offers 3 beds.
The Baker’s Acres Campground bunk bed offers 3 beds. Click over to our story for more details.

Things to do near the Baker’s Acres Campground with kids

  • If you’re looking for a quaint area to wander through, Historic Smithville is it for you. Shop, dine, and ride the paddle boats or the carousel. Frequent special events and festivals occur year round. For more information visit their website here.
  • Batsto Village, located in Wharton State Forest offers a look back into the 1700s with restored buildings and demonstrations of revolutionary life. Take a self guided tour or canoe on the grounds of Wharton. For more information visit their website here.

 

Sea Pirate Campground in West Creek NJ

The Sea Pirate Campground in West Creek offers fun, kid-friendly amenities such as playgrounds, canoeing, kayaking, sports fields, swimming pool, family activities and more. At this campground you will find tent camping sites as well as cabin rentals.

For more information about Sea Pirate Campground read about our experience here, call 609-296-7400 or visit their website at sea-pirate.com.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.
Sea pirate campground in Tuckerton offers cabins with bunk beds
Who will take the top bunk when your family visits the Sea Pirate Campground? Cick over to read about our experience.

3 Things to do near the Sea Pirate Campground with kids

  • Tuckerton Seaport has offered our Jersey Family Fun families so much entertainment over the years. It’s one of our favorite New Jersey spots! With frequent festivals, special events and lots of water fun the Seaport is a great spot for all ages. For admission fees and information on hours visit their website here. We have been to Tuckerton so many times and always look forward to a return. Read about our experiences here.
  • Insectropolis in Toms River is the place to be if creepy crawly is your thing. This bugseum is educational and fun and appeals to all ages. Don’t worry – you don’t have to touch if you don’t want to! For admission fee and hour information visit their website here.
  • Old Barney in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park offers some amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and all of Long Beach Island. The steps are steep but the payoff is worth it! Take some time to walk the path along the ocean after your climb. For hours of operation and entrance fees visit their website here. Our review from a 2013 climb is here.

Wading Pines Camping Resort in Chatsworth NJ

The Wading Pines Camping Resort in Chatsworth you can find some really amazing amenities such as a salt water pool, fishing pond, tennis courts, basketball courts, the “Jersey Train” (a train ride that will take you for a ride throughout the scenic campground) and more!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Wading Pines Camping Resort call 888 726-1313 or visit their website at wadingpines.com.

Things to do near the Wading Pines Camping Resort with kids

  • Lucy the Elephant is a surprise to see along the beach in Margate! One of those roadside attractions that have a storied history, Lucy is 6 stories high and open for you to climb inside! She’s been standing in her spot since 1881. For more information about hours and admission visit her website here.

Ocean View Resort Campground in Ocean View NJ

The Ocean View Resort Campground is the largest privately owned campground in all of New Jersey. Amenities here include a splash pad, swimming pool, fishing pond, playgrounds, arcades, mini golf, sports fields, boating and swimming lake, and a store that sells deli food for those times when you don’t want to cook over the campfire.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is not available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Ocean View Resort Campground call 609-624-1675 or visit their website at www.ovresort.com.

Roasting marshmallows at Baker's Acres.
Roasting marshmallows at Baker’s Acres.

3 Things to do near the Ocean View Resort Campground with kids

  • Standing since 1859, the Cape May Point Lighthouse might have 199 steps but it has one amazing view! Check it out after a day at the beach; the Cape May Point State Park its located in is full of other great events and activities as well. Find more at their website here.
  • Morey’s Piers is a must do for our families when in the Wildwood area! With three piers of rides, two waterparks, endless food options and arcades what else could you want from the Jersey Shore? You won’t be disappointed with a day (or multiple!) at Morey’s. For more information visit their website here. Don’t miss our article giving you 5 Reasons to Visit Morey’s Piers.
  • Jersey Shore Alpacas in Green Creek is open by reservation only, but those alpacas are so cute you won’t want to miss them. Check their website for special “open days” with no appointment needed. All information is on their website here,  and check out our Jersey Family Fun visit at this link.

Turtle Run Campground in Egg Harbor City NJ

Camp the Pinelands at the Turtle Run Campground in Egg Harbor City! Offering tent and RV and cabin camping, with a large playground, mini golf, arcade, movies and more.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NJ campground.

For more information about Turtle Run Campground call 609-965-5343 or visit their website at turtleruncampground.com.

Things to do near Turtle Run Campground with kids

  • Fantasy Island Amusement Park on Long Beach Island offers an arcade, games and rides just blocks from the beach. It’s open seasonally and the perfect size for younger kids. For more information about Fantasy Island visit their website here.
  • Storybook Land is a New Jersey institution! Entertaining families for more than 60 years, this amusement park offers rides for little ones, a water play area, and a Christmas themed attraction in December. For more information visit their website here.

MORE Campgrounds near New Jersey in Pennsylvania

Knoebels Campground in Elysburg, PA

The Knoebels Campground in Elysburg, PA is a great place to stay if you plan to head to Knoebels Amusement park, since they are right next door to one another! You can rent a tent site or a cabin and camp while you prepare for your day at the park!

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a PA year-round campground.

For more information about Knoebels Campground call 570-672-9555 or visit their website at www.knoebels.com/stay/knoebels-park-campground.

Things to do near the Knoebels Campground with kids

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

Circle M RV & Camping Resort in Lancaster PA

The Circle M RV campground near Lancaster features a western-themed setting and is located right in the middle of Amish Country and is one of the largest resorts in the Thousand Trails Network. This resort features awesome family friendly amenities like pickleball courts, basketball, swimming pool, hot tub, playgrounds, horseshoes, mini golf and more.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal PA campground.

For more information about Circle M RV & Camping Resort call 877-570-2267 or visit their website at www.rvonthego.com/pennsylvania/circle-m-rv-camping-resort.

Hersheypark Camping Resort in Hershey, Pennsylvania

It may have been a few years since we’ve staye at the Hersheypark Camping Resort but we still have sweet memories about it. The deluxe cabins are spacious enough for a family with a few kids. And when you’re not at Hersheypark, the campgrounds offer plenty of activities like multiple playgrounds, pools, an arcade, special events and more. Hersheypark Camping Resort offers deluxe cabins that sleep 7, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom, log cabins that sleep 4 – 6 and sites for tent and RV camping.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a PA year-round campground.

For more information about the Hersheypark campground, read about our experience, Our Sweet Stay at Hersheypark Camping Resort, call 717-534-8995 or visit their website at www.hersheyparkcampingresort.com/accommodations.

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5 Things to do near the Hersheypark Camping Resort with kids

  • Hersheypark Amusement Park
  • The Hershey Story Museum
  • Hershey Gardens
  • ZooAmerica
  • Chocolate World

Drummer Boy Campground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Drummer Boy Campground is a Pennsylvania campground in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Drummer Boy Camping Resort offers families modern amenities such as mini-golf, game room, whirlpool spa, two swimming pools, 250′ water slide and much more in a historical setting.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal PA campground.

The Gettysburg campground offers rv sites, cabins and cottages. For more information about Drummer Boy Campground call 717-334-3277 or visit their website at drummerboycampresort.com.

MORE Campgrounds near New Jersey in New York

Camp Getaway in Staten Island NY – Closed for the 2023 season

At Camp Getaway campground near Staten Island you will find surf fishing, swimming (when lifeguards are on duty), kayaking, biking (bike rentals available nearby), playgrounds, and more.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is not available.
  • This is a seasonal NY campground.

For more information about Camp Getaway call 718-354-4655 or visit their website at www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234715.

Hither Hills State Park in in Montauk PA

At Hither Hills State Park near Montauk you will find a beach (summertime only), a 40-acre lake, playground, sports courts, hiking trails and more.

  • RV campsites are available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is available.
  • This is a seasonal NY campground.

For more information about Hither Hills State Park call 631-668-2554 or visit their website at www.reserveamerica.com/explore/hither-hills-state-park/NY/297/overview.

Malouf’s Mountain in Beacon NY

Malouf’s Mountain near Beacon is the perfect camping destination for families that don’t camp very often. You can hop the train right to a hiking trail that leads you to the campground. You don’t even need any food or camping equipment! They will provide you with everything you need!

  • RV campsites are not available.
  • Tent camping is available.
  • Cabin camping is not available.
  • This is a seasonal NY campground.

For more information about Malouf’s Mountain call 845-831-6767 or visit their website at www.maloufsmountain.com/campground.

    Eastern Long Island Kampground in Greenport NY

    At the Eastern Long Island Kampground you will find tent sites as well as sites suitable for RVs of all types. Amenities here include a swimming pool, campground store, game room, playground, hosted activities and more.

    • RV campsites are available.
    • Tent camping is available.
    • Cabin camping is available.
    • This is a seasonal NY campground.

    For more information about Eastern Long Island Kampground call 631-477-0022 or visit their website at www.easternlikampground.net.

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