Mullica River Campground
Wharton State Forest
Burlington County, NJ
Coordinates: 39°41’24.54″N, 74°40’28.72″W
There’s no driving to this campout. Paddle or backpacking in starts from Atsion. Can also backpack in from Batsto.
Website for official info:
Website for campsite booking and pricing:
Pet friendly?: Mullica River Camp does not allow pets to camp here at this time.
Mullica River Campground is one of NINE campgrounds in Wharton State Forest, and one of two in the state forest that is backpack or paddle in only (no vehicles!). This one is right on the Mullica River, and is a great spot to backpack or canoe into (I’ve done both, they are great). It takes some work to get here, but its worth the effort.
Water: One hand pump located in the campground.
Facilities (each site):
Group campsites – No group sites
Regular campsites – Ten family sites, up to six to twelve people and three to six tents each site. Each site has a small fire ring, but NO picnic table. Closely packed in in places.
As with all sites in the New Jersey State Parks – no alcohol is allowed. They can and will write tickets.
Permit pick up is from the Batsto Visitors Center. It closes really early (4 PM) when it is open, so be aware. The park police are pretty good about if you don’t get there to get your permit in time, as most people work, but its a good idea to at least have a print out or screen shot of your online reservation (which is NOT the same as your permit). No park entry fee for this part of Wharton State Forest.
Nearby trails and things to see:
Quaker Bridge Trail is nearby, worth taking a little loop hike up there.