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Wharton State Forest

Batsto, NJ 08037
+1 609-561-0024
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Good area for hikers and nature lovers

The Wharton state forest encompasses large area with many hiking trails and neighboring Batsto... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
New Jersey
Lots of ticks, minimal elevation change, Dog friendly

Ticks - to be expected, its NJ. Minimal elevation change which for those getting just into hiking... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Trenton, New Jersey
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This outdoor recreational area has rivers for canoeing and fishing, 500 miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding, and scenic trails for hiking and viewing wildlife.
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Batsto, NJ 08037
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Wharton state forest encompasses large area with many hiking trails and neighboring Batsto complex. The trails are mostly well marked and can be combined. We hike here regularly. The Batsto visitor center offers restrooms, maps and information. You can also start your Batona trail...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Ticks - to be expected, its NJ. Minimal elevation change which for those getting just into hiking is nice. Dog friendly. Beginning of trails are not marked well but once you are on them its easy to follow. Recommend wearing a hat (despite being in...More

Thank Anon8815
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Batsto Village is a nationally recognized historic site going back to 1766 with its bog ore used for making iron. The village buildings are still intact and you can enter them on a limited basis. Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia businessman that the Wharton School at...More

Thank bernadettemestic2016
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Have stayed in cabin 3 multiple times and it is great. Right on the lake, with a screened in porch,loft, fireplace, kitchen and full bathroom. I always bring an air mattress because the "beds" are very hard.

Thank JLPrinzess
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The trail around the lake was fine, nothing special but not hideous but OH MY GOD, the ticks. I have pulled 8 off of me so far, 6 off my friend, and 8 and counting off the dog. We wore bug spray, sneakers, and long...More

1  Thank Taryn H
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop We hiked this trail on a fairly cool April day last year and enjoyed a very pleasant five hours. Hike Description: The Batsto Village Visitors Center, located adjacent to the parking lot, is the starting point to visit the...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The pine barrens of wharton state forest are rich with history and wildlife. Of course it doesnt have the mountain overlooks or easy to find monuments but thats what makes wharton awesome. It takes a little backroad knowledge and skill to find the fun and...More

2  Thank McKinnon E
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here in years but it's great, STILL! I'm at the Atsion Cabins built in 1920- it's so blasted hot I can't handle it and no fans, so we camped on the screened in front porch. Nonetheless it's dirt cheap, private and super...More

Thank Ivy C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Yes, this is the Pine Barrens so the scenery is not that varied but there is a lot of history to see and the many hiking trails range from 1/2 mile to 9 1/2 miles for the more adventurous.

1  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go here to hike local when we can't do a camping trip . It gives us the nature we need to distress . Very clean and friendly . For nj worth going to

1  Thank Robert D
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Kristin A
23 March 2015|
Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not familiar with the Mullica Hill trail- I've ben on the Mullica River trail, perhaps you mean that? Either way, none of the trails in Wharton are paved, I would expect it is sand, most likely occasionally it'll... More