Attention hikers and paddlers within Wharton State Forest: If you are planning a multiple, consecutive night stay along our rivers and trail system and will be utilizing more than one campground, please make your reservation by calling 1-855-607-3074.
Attention Batona Trail hikers: If you are planning a multiple, consecutive night stay along the Batona Trail and will be utilizing more than one campground, please make your reservation by calling 1-855-607-3074.
Attention Campers:
  • To camp with a pet at a pet friendly site, campers must have current rabies vaccination certificate at the office and pay the $5 per night fee (for up to two dogs per permit) upon arrival at the office.
  • Campers must pick up their permit at the office the day they are camping and will receive the daily fire regulations.


  • TRANSACTION FEE FOR 2014:
    Beginning January 1, 2014, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged for all walk-in overnight reservations.

    WHARTON STATE FOREST, NJ

    Photo: WHARTON STATE FOREST
    Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
    Max reservation window: Mon Aug 31 2015   Later Dates

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fees, Changes & Cancellations

    FEE INFORMATION
    If you make an advanced reservation, a non-refundable reservation fee of $9.25 will be charged.

    Your credit card will be charged at the time that the reservation is made. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your confirmation email.

    Beginning January 1, 2014, if you make a walk-in registration at a park office, a transaction fee of $5 will be charged.

    CHANGES
    There is a $7.00 non-refundable reservation change fee required to make a change to any reservation.

    Changes must be made prior to your check in date. Changes can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

    Any changes made on the check in date are handled at the park office.

    It is recommended that you change rather than cancel and rebook a site, because the fees are less.

    Note: Reservations made 11 months in advance of the check in date must wait 16 days from the day the reservation was made before it can be changed.

    CANCELLATIONS
    The $9.25 reservation fee is non-refundable.

    All cancellations/changes to a reservation will incur a $7.00 cancellation transaction fee.

    Cancellations can be made online (www.ReserveAmerica.com) or by calling 1-855-607-3075.

    The cancellation policy for campsites is: $40NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

    The cancellation policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) depends on when the cancellation is made.

    • If you cancel seven days or less prior to your check in date, a one night use fee in addition to the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee, will be deducted from any refund due.
    • If you cancel eight days or more prior to your check in date, only the $7.00 cancellation transaction fee will be deducted.

    EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY
    The early departure policy for campsites is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to $40 NJ Resident/$50 Out of State Resident or a two night use fee (whichever is less) will be deducted from any refund due.

    The early departure policy for all other overnight facilities (cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos and yurts) is: If any portion of your stay is cancelled after check in: the total number of nights you occupied the site (based on check out time) in addition to a one night use fee will be deducted from any refund due.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Non Peak Season
    Sep 03 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Group Primitive $3.00-$5.00
    Family Camping $20.00-$25.00
    Cabin $55.00-$110.00
    ($525.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    May 24 2015
    Group Primitive $3.00-$5.00
    Family Camping $20.00-$25.00
    Cabin $55.00-$110.00
    ($525.00 Weekly**)
    Peak Season
    May 25 2015 -
    Sep 02 2015
    Group Primitive $3.00-$5.00
    Family Camping $20.00-$25.00
    Cabin $55.00-$110.00
    ($525.00 Weekly**)
    Non Peak Season
    Sep 03 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    Group Primitive $3.00-$5.00
    Family Camping $20.00-$25.00
    Cabin $55.00-$110.00
    ($525.00 Weekly**)

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites