Whispering Pines Trails– Wharton State Forest, Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 5.6 miles total of trail (5.3 loop when I hiked it, avoiding the overlap). Option for a 1.7 mile loop if taking just the White Trail. Type – lolipop with a big loop and a bigger loop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Mostly sand
Trailhead – N 39° 50.818 W 074° 40.570 Note – trail can also be accessed via Friendship Creek Preserve, which the back section of trail crosses.
Directions – Intersection of Patty Bowker Road and [...]
1808 Trail- Sand and Water Trail – Batona Loop – Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 7.2 miles total (can explore just the 1808 Trail with a shorter out-and-back from Buttonwood) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10
Updated March 25, 2023 – Added in info for starting at Buttonwood.
Website – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/whartonstateforest.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Swamps, forest, meadows Surface – Dirt
Trailheads – 39° 38.620’N, 74° 38.812’W – Trail starts behind the Batsto Visitors Center. Go through the gap in the rail fence to the [...]
Mullica River Campground Wharton State Forest Burlington County, NJ
Address: None Coordinates: 39°41’24.54″N, 74°40’28.72″W
Directions: There’s no driving to this campout. Paddle or backpacking in starts from Atsion. Can also backpack in from Batsto.
Access: Hike in from Atsion or Batsto, or paddle in from Atsion only!
Website for official info: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html
Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov
Pet friendly?: Mullica River Camp does not allow pets to camp here at this time.
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Bodine Field Campground Wharton State Forest Bass River Township, Burlington County, NJ
Address: Bodine Field Road, off of Route 679 (Chatsworth Road) Bass River, NJ Coordinates: 39°39’14.96″N, 74°31’22.35″W
Directions: If coming from Batsto (where you pick up your permit), head back out to Route 542/Pleasant Mills Road and make a left turn. Drive just over four miles, then make a left turn onto Route 563/Green Bank-Chatsworth Road (just after the old Green Bank Tavern). Drive down until you reach a stop sign (more than five miles down), at which point you will make a sharp rightturn right onto Chatsworth Road/Route 679. Travel about a [...]