Worthington State Forest

Dept. Natural Resources

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Campground Road
Columbia, NJ 07832
908-841-9575

GPS: 41.005, -75.104

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 70
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 305 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
AT&T 4G
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Meg and Ben
MD
22 Airstream Safari
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 31

Meg and Ben would stay here again

“Almost made it out with a four star review”

Reviewed May 26, 2016

Overall Rating

I love a riverside site and good hiking options from the campground and this place has both. The forest was alive with chirping birds and chipmunks. They sold wood and had friendly staff. A lovely lovely spot that I guess gets very crowded and maybe a little less lovely on weekends. The larger bathrooms were clean.

Now to the bad part: indeed the road in is a little rough with a one lane road for a portion controlled by a light. It was getting dark as we got in so it was just slow going. The campground road is also rough in spots. Just go slow. Some of the sites are not for RVs and it wasn't clearly marked as far as I could tell - you just had to roam and discover if u came in late like we did. On the way out, we got a flat. Dunno what caused it still. Rough road. When we got going again, we were so slow and cautious that we took too much time on the one lane road and cars started coming straight at us, including a boat trailer. But they backed up and we wriggled out of it (luckily). So, well worth it if you get there in daylight, know they have a spot that will fit you and have all you need to change a flat. We recommend Pocono Tire in Stroudsburg for any follow up needed.

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2bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


7 reviews
Days stayed: 1
“Don't go here”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2015

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This campground, while gorgeous, faces severe problems with bears. Apparently, many of the people who camp here don't understand the documents they sign indicating that they will abide the no-food-out policies. We watched bears feed on goodies they scored on picnic tables and then watched rangers come in and try to discourage the bears from the campsites of campers who had done no wrong. In addition, the carry-in/carry-out policy for trash isn't working: many people simply leave their trash under the slop sink at the bath house.

Even if you like being around the bears and have good habits yourself, the road into the campground needs serious attention. The potholes go beyond holes; some resemble craters. In addition, even finding the campground is a challenge. The signs that mark it are hard to see, which makes for a dangerous situation given that you're driving your rig off and then onto an interstate where sight lines are difficult.

If you want to see the Delaware Water Gap, might be better to check out the national park camping areas. Bears probably roam there as well but maybe the roads are better.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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New Jersey

Backtracking a bit to share about some of our adventures in the last weeks/months.  The third weekend of May, I had a lunch date in Pennsylvania with some high school classmates (having missed our r...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • showers
  • water available

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