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Belleplain State Forest
BELLEPLAIN STATE FOREST
BELLEPLAIN STATE FOREST
Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest
'Pines of Belleplain'
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Tall Pines are commonly found in the park, there are many trails to hike and plenty of things to do and see. Maybee take a quick swin,canoe ride or kayak trip around Lake Nummy. And its open ALL YEAR LONG

Belleplain State Forest
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Welcome to Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest
'Lake Nummy'
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There is nothing like waking up in the morning and taking a nice relaxing ride on the calm waters of Lake Nummy.

Belleplain State Forest
'Lake Nummy'
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Lake Nummy www.jeffberkesphotography.com

Belleplain State Forest
'Snow Camping'
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I love Belleplain because it supports serious outdoors men ,hikers and photographers. It opens up opportunities to be in nature during anytime of the year. I am a outdoor, extreme weather and nature freelance photographer, so when weather goes bad I got out to catch it. In this case an Alberta Clipper was sliding to the south of my location so I got in the car and headed to Belleplain. I know a lot about weather and knew Belleplain would be ground zero for the early season snow event. This is where I spent the night with 5inches of fresh snow and temperatures hovering around 10 above. more Photos at www.jeffberkesphotography.com Best Wishes, Jeffrey Berkes Prep yourself before venturing outdoors in winter. It is a deadly time of year. You can see some survival gear I use on my website.

Belleplain State Forest

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Belleplain State Forest

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Belleplain State Forest

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Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest

Belleplain State Forest
'Lake Nummy'

Lake Nummy in Belleplain State Forest

The forested acres of Belleplain include stands of young pine, oak and Atlantic white cedar, reflecting better soil conditions and less damage by fire than found in the Pine Barrens just north of the forest. Belleplain State Forest was established in 1928 by the State of New Jersey for recreation, wildlife management, timber production, and water conservation. In 1933, three camps were set up by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reforestation Relief Act, supplying labor to the forest for over an eight-year period.

The CCC converted Meisle Cranberry Bog into Lake Nummy, a popular swimming, boating, and fishing area. They also constructed the original forest headquarters, maintenance building, a road system, bridges, and dams.
Cabins
Group Cabin: East Creek Cabin - furnished living room with fireplace, full kitchen, two bunkrooms with double bunks, bathrooms, showers, outdoor campfire rings. Accommodates up to 30 people. Located on a lake and accessible to East Creek Trail. Picnic grove, boat dock, ballfield. ADA Accessible. Open year round. $155 per night.

Yurts: Five yurts. Circular tents built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and plexiglass skylight. Each yurt has a lockable wood door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Accessible to persons with disabilities. $30 per night.
Camping
Campsites: 169 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities are within walking distance. Trailer dumping station is open March 1 through November 30. Campsites open all year. $20 per night.

Group campsites: Two group campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, water, and chemical toilets. Each site accommodates up to 75 people. Open all year. $75 per night.

Lean-tos: Fourteen lean-tos with propane heaters. Each accommodates up to six people. Outdoor picnic table, fire ring and grill. Flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities are within walking distance. ADA Accessible. Open all year. $30 per night.
Swimming
Swimming is permitted on the north side of Lake Nummy from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day while lifeguards are on duty. Visitors will find a beach complex containing changing area, restrooms, a first-aid station and a concession offering refreshments, novelties and beach supplies. Inner tubes, rafts and other flotation devices are not permitted in the swimming area. Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted. Pets are prohibited on the beach.


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Picnicking
Belleplain offers a Group Picnic Area for larger groups. It holds a capacity of 100 people, provides shelter, playfields and playground equipment. It may be reserved for a fee:

$55 per day, plus applicable parking fees Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day$80 per day Day After Labor Day to Friday Before Memorial Day50 percent of Fee Group Picnic Cancellation Fee

. Groups of 20 or more people shall reserve picnic facilities at least five days in advance. Such group use is not permitted on Holidays except as authorized by the Superintendent. Reservations for picnic areas are handled by the individual park area offices.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 15 Anyone camping the week of 8/19/13?? by Marianne
We have a lakeside tent site this August...anyone else?
May 17 IS A WALK ON MEMORY LANE..... by PHAT LU
THE BEST PLACE I EVER CAMPED AT AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST...SHOUT OUT TO MIKE RUSSELL FROM PHAT LU......33RD cmd...
January 17 Excellent Park by Michell ASST CUB MASTER
spent a lovely cold weeked here with my cub scout pack! The boys all had a great time and the employees made it even more enjoyable to be there, we stayed in the lean toos and were pleasantly surprised on how nice they were! Only one problem with one leantoo where the heater stopped working but they did everything they could to help us!! Very nice and we are booking another weekend really soon!
October 1 Favorite camping trip by clairebear
Iam a single mom (due to divorce) and had to be both parents. I have been taking my kids to Bellplain since 1985 and love it. Now I have grandchildren and plan on taking them too. It convient to go to Cape May ZOO or ride into Wildwood and spend the day on the boardwalk and back to camp ground.
September 6 Nice weekend trip
The park is nice with a small lake- about 1 hour to canoe around is plenty. The camp sites are nice- not too close together. I would have liked more hiking trails- we finished all of them in one afternoon. Good for a weekend trip, but I would not spend a full week. Next time we visit I would love to try a Yurt or lean-to!
July 25 Far out and within distance of sea by Walter Lorigiano
We have been coming down to Belleplain from Montreal for over 15 years. Mind you, the prices have changed but the hospitality from the staff has always been impeccable, as its surroundings.
June 29 A jewel in South Jersey by Bouchacs
The Yurts are great for families. Large, with 2 bunks, we were also able to comfortably include an inflatable queen mattress. Campsites nice & secluded.
June 16 Our perfect spot! by Cindy Weaver
My husband and I were engaged at the park and always love to come back to take a trip down memory lane. We have been married 12 years.
May 12 The Jewel of Cape May County by Petersburg Jones
My son and I ride our mountain bikes at least once a month in Belleplain, and camp there as often as we can. The place is always clean, and the employees are very helpful.
March 9 A great family retreat
Awesome place for hiking and camping.
November 2 fantastic fall foliage by susea
Seasonal changes with beautiful colors and crisp fall air, the hiking is fabulous and I appreciate having Belleplain so close by to enjoy all year.
October 30 My favorite campground in NJ by Karen Banks
I love Belleplain State Forest. My husband and I spend time at Belleplain in every season, but enjoy it most in the fall and spring. The nature and hiking trails, riding our bikes on trails and the roadways in and near Belleplain, and spending time at the lake are our favorite activities. I love this park!
May 29 One of our favorite parks
Our family has been going for years and it is the best park everything about it
April 17 The Best NJ State Park
My fiancee and I have visited several of NJ state parks over the past few years and Belleplain is our favorite. We feel safe and the grounds are beautiful. We also usually always get a site at our favorite area around the edge of the lake. Belleplain State Forest is absolutely goregous!


Area Campgrounds

Holiday Haven Campground
230 Route 50
Estell Manor, NJ
609-476-2963


Pleasant Valley Campground
Route 50 and South River Road
Estell Manor, NJ
609-625-1238


Adventure Bound Camping Resorts - Cape May
240 West Shellbay Avenue
Cape May Court House, NJ


Big Timber Lake Camping Resort
116 Swainton-Goshen Road
Cape May Court House, NJ


King Nummy Trail Campground
205 Route 47 South
Cape May Court House, NJ
609-465-4242


Little Oaks Campground
314 Kings Highway
Cape May Court House, NJ
609-624-1682


Ponderosa Campground
18 West Beaver Dam Road
Cape May Court House, NJ
609-465-7794


Avalon Campground
1917 Route 9 North
Clermont, NJ


Driftwood Camping Resort
1955 Shore Road Route 9
Clermont, NJ
609-624-1899


Holly Lake Condominium Association
Route 47
Dennisville, NJ
609-861-0662


Country Oaks Campground
13 South Jersey Avenue
Dorothy, NJ
609-476-2143


Colonial Meadows Campground
1410 Somers Point Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
609-653-8449


Egg Harbor River Resort
135 Thompson Lane
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
609-923-6841


Sleepy Hollow Family Campground
132 Bevis Mill Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
609-927-1969


Green Holly Camping Resort
Goshen-Swainton Road
Goshen, NJ
609-465-9602


Bayberry Cove Resort
435 US Route 9
Marmora, NJ
609-390-3535


Whippoorwill Campground
810 South Shore Road
Marmora, NJ
609-390-3458


River Beach Campground
4678 Mays Landing Somers Point Road
Mays Landing, NJ
609-625-8611


Winding River Campground
6752 Weymouth Road
Mays Landing, NJ
609-625-3191


Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Mays Landing
1079 12th Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ


Echo Farms RV Resort
3066 South Shore Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-3589


Frontier Campground
84 Tyler Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-390-3649


Ocean View Resort Campground
2555 Shore Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-1675


Outdoor World - Lake and Shore Resort
545 Corson Tavern Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-1494


Pine Haven Campground Resort
2339 Route #9 Box 606
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-3437


Plantation Campground
Corson Tavern Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-3528


Resort Campground Country Club
561 Corson Tavern Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-3666


Sea Grove Camping Resort
2665 Shore Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-3529


Shady Oaks Campground
64 State Highway 50
Ocean View, NJ
609-390-0431


Shorebirds Campground
1314 Stagecoach Road
Ocean View, NJ
609-390-1276


Tamerlane Campground
Route 9
Ocean View, NJ
609-624-0767


Seaville Shores Trailer Resort
98 Corson Tavern Road
Seaville, NJ
609-624-0564


Seashore Line Camper Resort
720 Kings Hwy
So. Seaville, NJ
609-624-0110


Jersey Shore Haven
728 Dennisville Road Route 628
South Seaville, NJ


Outdoor World - Sea Pines Resort
1535 US Route 9
Swainton, NJ
609-465-4517


Scenic Riverview Campground
465 Route 49 Box 184
Tuckahoe, NJ
609-628-4566


Carol Lynn Resorts East LLC
165 Fremont Avenue
Woodbine, NJ
609-861-1001


Ocean World Campers Resort Condomini
1324 Freidriechstadt Avenue
Woodbine, NJ
609-861-0388


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Belleplain State Forest can be reached via the Garden State Parkway by taking exit 17 southbound (exit 17) to Routes 9 and 550 or exit 13 northbound. Highway signs are provided to guide the motorist to the forest.

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