National Parks / Natural World

Voorhees State Park Glen Gardner

Where is it at?

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Voorhees State Park
251 County Road
Route 513
Glen Gardner
NJ
08826
Tel: 908 638 8572

Directions

From New York or north Jersey: Take Route 78 west to exit 17, merge with Route 31 north. At second traffic light, make a right onto 513 north through High Bridge. Follow signs to the park.

From Pennsylvania and western New Jersey: Take I-78 east to exit 16, cross Route 78 to traffic light. Proceed through traffic light. At stop sign turn left, merge onto Route 31 north. At second light on Route 31 north turn right on Route 513 through High Bridge. Follow signs to park.

Where are we going today?

Did you know that Voorhees State Park isn't JUST a park? Nope! In fact, there is some history to this New Jersey outdoor adventure playground.

You see, Voorhees State Park served as a camp for the CCC - that's the Civilian Conservation Corps - which was Franklin Roosevelt's program during the Depression for people to be able to work. They planted trees, built picnic sites, constructed shelters and even built trails throughout the park. Pretty amazing!

So as you're walking around this incredible park, think about the stories of those that created it what it is today. Amazing!

Now back to the adventure - and what adventure there is to have! 

If you love to explore the great outdoors, there are 7 trails perfect for all ages and abilities. These trails are perfect to explore different landscapes, and try and spot that local wildlife!

Did you know that Voorhees State Park also has an observatory? Now you do! The 26" Newtonian reflector telescope is actually one of the LARGEST privately owned telescopes in the entire state, and families like you can explore the night sky through the various sky-watching programs they are offered throughout the year. 

With an adventure playground for those active kids, and winter sports including cross-country skiing and sledding, this fun state park isn't just for the summer - it's all year round fun!

Who's feeling adventurous!?

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

8am - 4pm daily. 8pm close Memorial Day to Labor Day

All year round

I'm Hungry!

Several picnic areas with table and grills are located throughout the park, so bring a packed lunch and enjoy it out under the sun. For larger groups, they also offer three reservable picnic areas with shelters..

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks with you. .

Any Top Tips?

Bluegill and Bass fishing is available in several small ponds in the park!.

Need a little extra help?

The parcourse is accessible for those with disabilities. Many of the other trails range from rocky, steep to wide and graveled. .

More information

Dogs are allowed in the park during the day but they must be on a leash at all times..

What people are saying?

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    with the exception of the bathrooms the overall experience is good. just a couple minutes from spruce run reservoir and stores in case you need anything. if you're a die hard camper you will love this place.

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    Bathrooms are really outdated. 1 shower you could burn yourself. No way to regulate the hot water

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    Bathrooms - C'mon Man!

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    1) This campground had the best variety of campsites I've seen in my camping experiences. If you prefer a more picnic-y setting with open grass space, I would suggest reserving the campsites near the entrance of the park, next to the cabins. If you want more of a wooded area, the campsites in the back of the park would be more fitting for your preferences.

    2) This campground seemed relatively vacant due to the other campsites within a 15 minute drive. As a result, you can have the intimate feel of the basics...Read More

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    Going for our second trip tomorrow. very nice for our scouts

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    Not that bad but still did not meet expectations

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Bathrooms - C'mon Man!

Positives:
1) This campground had the best variety of campsites I've seen in my camping experiences. If you prefer a more picnic-y setting with open grass space, I would suggest reserving the campsites near the entrance of the park, next to the cabins. If you want more of a wooded area, the campsites in the back of the park would be more fitting for your preferences.

2) This campground seemed relatively vacant due to the other campsites within a 15 minute drive. As a result, you can have the intimate feel of the basics and solidarity of camping.

Negatives:
1) There is NOTHING to do around the campsite during the day time. All the neighboring parks appeared to have scenic trails & hikes available; however the Voorhees campground offered no such thing outside of the astronomy trail which as someone mentioned below, is pretty interesting. Even the Voorhees recreational park comes up lacking in trails and activities. I'd pay the extra dollars to just camp at one of the better sites and use their facilities directly.

2) The Bathrooms were atrocious and looked like they haven’t been cleaned in weeks. To supplement this, there were various bugs and spiders all over the walls, stalls, and showers. I understand that this is camping, and one of the joys of camping is being in a rugged nature-like setting, but these bathrooms looked like a movie-set in arachnophobia. I would’ve rather dug a hole.

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