8.6 Excellent
     
Jefferson Township, New Jersey

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Jefferson Township, New Jersey



Jefferson Township, New Jersey
Phone: (973) 697-3140

Sites: 29
Recent Rate: $35 8/2016

Latitude: 41.013421990244
Longitude: -74.569573402405

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were disappointed with the seemingly a lack of even warm water in the ladies shower rooms. Both the shower rooms and bathrooms were terribly unclean, mildew and in need of paint. Needs better upkeep and updating.

The water faucet was a good distance away from our coach connections. There is no pool and few lights in the rv area. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If traveling with children, there are a few outside activities such as hiking in the area.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Most affordable campground in vicinity of New York City. Went into the City by train to Penn Station; one hour ride, which we picked up just south in Dover. Park is scenic, well kept. Staff and hours of operation are part time, so repeated efforts to contact are required. Bathrooms are 'rustic', showers less so. Hilly, but sites are level front to back and a little off side-to-side. Not an issue with one or two minimal ramp. We have a 27 ft. 5th wheel and backing into site was tedious. Sites are big and well layed out, just a little too sharp of an entry given trees opposite which are right at the road. Would stay here again. No shopping or amenities to speak of outside park. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon just 'camping'! We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the few dog friendly campgrounds in New Jersey! This quiet county park is perfect for someone looking to checkout the New Jersey countryside. For the price, it was an amazing find. The roads are well maintained, it was easy to find, and even though every site was full, it was very quiet! There is a large area of grass to walk your dogs (on leash) and the additional services (bathhouse, dump station, garbage) are convenient to all sites. The one downside for some might be the utilities. The power was steady but the water hookups can be pretty far away. You might want to arrive with a 50' hose. We got 3 bars of LTE on both our Verizon and AT&T lines. We'd stay here again. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Think about calling for reservations before arriving. We pulled in on a Monday and were lucky to find an available site.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Just echoing previous reviews. Beautiful campground, paved sites, electric and water hookups. A previous review reported water issues, that must have been corrected as water quality was fine when we were there. We didn't see any "hose reels" and did have to use extra hose to reach the shared water faucet. Campsites are large and well separated. The picnic tables that are provided are big and really heavy, difficult to move - but in excellent condition. Lot of hiking trails. Very quiet campground. We will be returning. No campfires except at designated "council fire" spots. Commercial park charcoal grills at each site. Very shady, but trees are well trimmed. One odd thing: cost. They bill by "day", NOT by night. We were there Saturday to Monday - most campgrounds would bill that as 2 nights. At Mahlon, that is considered 3 billable days - So $60 instead of the expected $40. This campground is certainly worth it, but that is just different than most campgrounds we've been to. The "reservation" is large (3,000+ acres) with various different parking areas along the main road with similar signs, so when you enter it make sure you only pull in where the sign says "campground office". We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are shopping centers just outside of the park for whatever you might need.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our overnight here. Gorgeous tree sheltered sites. Quiet. Warned about bears but didn't see any, that would've been fun. Showers were individual rooms with decent hot water. Very peaceful. Our site was flat and fairly private. Water and electric but no sewer which was fine for a night. Happy to stay again. Would be beautiful in Autumn. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the RV campground as opposed to the tent site campground.

Heavily wooded area with lots of trails. Downside was lots of bugs (gypsy moth caterpillars and millipedes) up in the trees munching the leaves and dropping a LOT of stuff all over the site and RV etc.

Electric and water hookups only with a dump station. The sites all have asphalt driveways. Water hose reels are provided between sites so you can pull them about 60 feet (avg) over to your site.

About the water...

Bring bottled water with you! There is an issue here with the potable water. Abnormally high levels of nitrates and they have signs posted everywhere about not giving it to babies.

We had no problem with radio reception but there's no Wi-Fi.

The RV sites have no fire rings and no fires are allowed. This was a little disappointing but not a deal killer for us. There is a separate tent camping site that DOES have fire rings.

A black bear did wander pretty close to our site but ran away when our fearless Jack Russell terrier barked at it. Just the same, we were glad to be in a trailer and not a tent at night.

There are rangers that come around every hour or so.

Small issues aside, this is still a GREAT place to stay if you're in the area and need a budget-friendly and spacious site to stay in. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1-8
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Trails and wildlife, napping and eating followed by more napping!

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Review Count: 209
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This heavily wooded park has paved interior roads and sites but can be difficult for big rigs. Many sites are short or not level, roads are narrow and trees crowd both roads and sites. Electric was good, water is awkwardly placed and requires long hoses at most sites. The park is very quiet and sites offer good privacy. AT&T phone and data service was good. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground has very shady sites as this is a wooded campground in Northern New Jersey. It is at 1,200 foot elevation in a mature hardwood forest with some nice size rocks and boulders everywhere. Nicely separated sites. Easy to back into. There is a grass field that kids can run around in, but this is really a quiet, wooded and private county park campground. On a hot 4th of July, six adults sat outside the camper all day in the shade and enjoyed the beautiful weather and trees. Nice relaxing environment, but also lots of trails through the woods. Lots of wildlife also. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a county park that is well maintained and has an on site manager who works afternoons. They accept reservations for no more than two weeks so you won't see any seasonals or temporary workers staying here. Other than a hiking tail there is no other activities. It is quiet but in the summer there are a fair share of mosquitoes. The 50 amp service proved not to be reliable as the voltage dropped below 110 and my surge protector would shut service down entirely until it came up. TV is limited to a few channels with the signal strength to broadcast this far. We would stay hear again when in the area as it is the best value this close to the metropolitan NY area. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campsite. Sites average approximately 60 feet apart in a heavily wooded area, which provides reasonable privacy. Sites are paved, though surprisingly, most are not very level. We stayed in site #4 with our fifth wheel and received 17 local channels. The campground already had long hoses provided, which ran all the way to the front of our site, so we didn't even need to use our own hose. Lots of hiking trails leaving right from the campground: we spent two days hiking in the immediate area. The first morning, a black bear sauntered down the road past our site. We also visited New York city from here. Lakeland Bus service runs from Dover. 30 minutes to the bus station and 1:20 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. Parking is free in Dover and the bus fare is $22 round trip. Another day, we drove to the Harrison Path station in Newark and then took the subway to the World Trade Center stop. 1:00 to the parking lot (add 20 minutes for rush hour) and 20 minutes on the subway. $7 for parking in the open lot. IIRC, it was $4 for a round trip subway fare. Would have rated the campground a "10", but for the uneven sites and the lack of sewer. But for the money, it's a great deal and we'd definitely stay here again! We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a toad break down and had to find a place in NJ. I was pleasantly surprised at this campground. It was quiet, with some very pleasant hiking trails, paved roads and sites. All the sites had water and 50/30 amp service. The showers had great pressure and plenty of hot water. The sites were not right on top of one another and the park was not crowded or full on the week end before Labor Day. As of the Monday before they still had spaces available. Most of the sites are pretty flat but there are a few that you'll have to get some lifts out to get level. All and all a great place to stay. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great weekend. I have reviewed before but wanted to add some more comments. Hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, its all here. This time around we stayed on site # 12. This site is higher then all of the others so satellite TV worked along with over the air television reception (channel 7 out of new york). If you want a site close to the bathhouse then sites 4 & 5 are for you. Sites 1 through 8 will require over 50' of hose to reach the spigot. Sites with water in a "normal" distance away are 10,12,14 & 16. Note that on site #14 the picnic table is a little far from the camping pad (all sites are paved). We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

I have camped, both RV and tent at this site many times over the years. The RV and tent areas are separate and both are maintained in tip-top shape. This is a county park and is, in fact, the only public campground in Morris County. The ranger is wonderful and lives on site during the summer months. The park is open year round but does not have water or sewage dumps in the winter. You can get potable water year round at the bathroom facility. This is a great weekend getaway and is also quite popular with hunters during hunting seasons. There ARE bears around and they are not afraid to check out your campsite. One peered into my tent, saw a cooler there and trashed the tent trying to get at it. All the food was sealed. There are great hiking trails. My only reservations about this park is that all sites are back-in. Trees can make it very difficult to do so. In addition, campfires are not permitted in the RV area, though they are in the tent area. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

955 Weldon Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. 17 RV sites, 8 tent sites, 4 Adirondack Sites (9X11 lean-to). RV sites and tent sites on different loops. Lovely forested 3200 acre park. Paved interior roads and RV sites. Spacious, well separated sites, each with picnic table and charcoal grill, no ground fires. Open all year. Water to sites is off in winter, comes on in May--on some sites, may be 30 feet or more to water hookup. Dump station. We had about a dozen HD over the air channels, two bar Verizon signal. Bear warnings posted. We will come here again. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Water was turned due to cold weather. Still great place to stay. Lots of deer and bear all around the area. Don't feed them! Clean showers an plenty of hot water. Ranger does great job of keeping everything as it should be. We will stay again, soon I hope. We camped at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in a Fifth Wheel.

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