Summer Parks and Recreation

Camping in New Jersey

New Jersey offers some of the best camping on the East Coast. Whether you prefer camping in a motorhome, fifth-wheel, traditional camper, tent or just want to try the camping experience by renting a cabin, there are many sites to choose from. You can find a full listing of campgrounds and RV parks that the NJ Campground Owners Association has organized by region along with an online guidebook that provides details and locations on these sites as well as helpful camping tips at the New Jersey Campgrounds website.


Facing a rainy day when outside activity is just not an option? Finding free recreation opportunities might be easier than you think. Freebies are available for young bowlers, skaters, moviegoers, and lovers of many other activities. Learn about free events and deep discounts in your area

Local Parks and Recreation Resources

national parks in new jersey sign with flowers and brick pathIn addition to the camping programs listed on the previous page of this section of our website, county departments of parks and recreation offer some wonderful low-to-no cost options for children of ALL ages. Below you will find information about these resources that have been organized by county.

Atlantic Gloucester Ocean
Bergen Hudson Passaic
Burlington Hunterdon Salem
Camden Mercer Somerset
Cape May Middlesex Sussex
Cumberland Monmouth Union
Essex Morris Warren