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Boat/camping destinations from NJ
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posted 04-17-2006 11:43 PM ET (US)
I'm located in central NJ and would like to plan a camping trip with my two sons and the whaler...the only problem is, where to go? Are there any places within a reasonable drive that would allow us to dock the boat and camp near by or will they be two different locations? I'm planning to go mid-week in July (one advantage for being a teacher)...Is there someplace in Cape May?
Thanks for the info...
posted 04-18-2006 09:06 AM ET (US)
Are you looking to stay in NJ or travel out of State?
You might want to check the individual State web sites. I've seen some information on state run camp sites on the Hudson River in NY, on the Chesapeake in MD and even on an island between NJ and Delaware.
posted 04-18-2006 01:57 PM ET (US)
Lake Wallenpaupack in NE Pa.
posted 04-18-2006 02:21 PM ET (US)
I am an hour NE of you in Berkeley Heights. You might want to check out the campgrounds around Lake Wallenpaupack in Pa. I have not camped there, but it is something I was going to explore for my family.
I think I have some links I can post when I get home this evening. I recall that one or two of the campgrounds had ramps, and one might have had docks.
posted 04-18-2006 02:23 PM ET (US)
Looks like somebody beat me to the post :)
posted 04-18-2006 08:32 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the info...I never thought about the Poconos! Never crossed my mind since I do most of my fishing in saltwater...I'm going to check that area out...Thanks again!
If I decide to stay with the salt...any info on camping sites near the ocean?
posted 04-19-2006 04:54 AM ET (US)
Any camping in the Pine Barrens?
posted 04-19-2006 08:53 AM ET (US)
I don't think you will find anything in NJ on freshwater for your Whaler, due to the horsepower restrictions throughout the state. Our lakes are too small and shallow. The only lakes I know of where you might operate a larger boat like yours would be Greenwood Lake and Lake Hopatcong. If you want to drive a bit further (250 miles from central NJ) go to Lake George, NY. Perfect for what you intend...feel free to email me for more information.
There used to be a campground with tent sites and limited cabin rentals called Chips Folly, on the Wading River. You could run your boat on the tidewater there; I've done it. Another possiblity is camping in the Bass River state forest, and picking up a transient slip on the Bass River, albeit at a different location. Good luck!
posted 04-19-2006 04:28 PM ET (US)
We spend a good deal of time boating on Lake Hopatcong. I would consider it a great day trip for fishing, tubing, swimming and cruising with the family. However, there are no public campsites on the lake, nor any, of which I am aware, that are nearby.
posted 04-19-2006 06:24 PM ET (US)
I live up by Lake Wallenpaupack. If you need further info., contact me. PP&L's Wilsonville campground is the best choice.
posted 04-23-2006 10:52 AM ET (US)
Try Fenwick Island Delaware at the Indian River Inlet.
Huge camp ground with a launch ramp ,right at the inlet.
go up river, its realy nice.
posted 04-24-2006 03:56 PM ET (US)
May I also suggest Raystown Lake, near Altoona, PA. Beautiful Army Corps of Engineer reservoir in south-central PA. Fabulous striped bass fishing in fall that no Jersey Shore guy would likely ever suspect. Two campgrounds with boat ramps in Hesston, PA and Seven Springs. Fastest way is PA turnpike, but you need a good tow vehicle as there are some steep hills up to the Reservoir. We camped in a ten man tent and towed the 15 Whaler with us.
posted 04-24-2006 04:35 PM ET (US)
Thanks! I've heard of Raystown Lake...my inlaws have a camper near there...(about an hour away)...might be worth a look...I'm definately going to look into the Indian River Inlet...might be just what I was looking for!
With all the suggestions I'm getting my wife might start to miss me...well, maybe miss me...OK...almost miss me! :)
posted 04-25-2006 11:28 PM ET (US)
Wallenpaupack fishing info.:
posted 04-26-2006 01:04 PM ET (US)
Try Cedar Point Park (not sure if it is a state or suffolk county park) .... Sag Harbor/East Hampton, N.Y.
posted 03-27-2009 01:49 PM ET (US)
Hi this would ma first camp this summer. need info on some good camping sites in upstate NY. Also what should be my concers b4 i choose a site and what are normally the charges to reserve a spot in the campgrounds. any websites i might refer to?
Thanks in advance for your help.
posted 03-28-2009 05:13 AM ET (US)
We will be exploring upstate N.Y. this year. There are alot of options. Try this one for "Boat in only". http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0& contractCode=ny&parkCode=glen
posted 03-28-2009 06:42 AM ET (US)
This place is by LBI - it shows what appears to be a boat ramp with access to the bay but I would call there first to be sure.
It was the only place I could think off that might have direct boat access. Your best bet may be to stay in a campground at one of the shore locations and see if you can get a slip rental for the week. I would think there may be some short term slip availability this season.
I know there is a campground in Delaware with boat slips....
Then of course if you want to drive a bit - We really love going to Ocean City Maryland and staying at Frontiertown. It has an old western town, a waterpark, boat ramp and slips. Very nice place to say. Of the three this is the only place I have been personally.
posted 03-28-2009 08:47 AM ET (US)
Down in south Jersey in the pine barrens are a few places to camp and put your boat in the water. I don't rember the names exactly but I thing one is Greenbank Camping Grounds that is on the mulica river (fresh water to salt water-The Great Bay) and the other is just below it on the Wading River (camp ground and launch ramp) I pretty sure that is called Wading River Campground. They are both on the edge of the Warton State Forest and there is a state park and there is a Civil war town there to tour. You can googel all those names or Warton/Basto should bring up something Lou
posted 03-30-2009 10:15 AM ET (US)
Dave..Sea-pirate in Tuckerton as Sraab shows is great access to Barnegat bay. There are probably a few others on the Mullica and Bass rivers. Bugs might be my only issue in July.
posted 04-01-2009 12:51 PM ET (US)
In Cape May there is:
Your only about 5 mins from then Alantic Ocean or the Delware Bay; lots of ramps on each side.
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