17 Parks near Toms River, New Jersey
Sep 2016 - $23.00
Stayed here for three nights while visiting a friend. There aren't many choices in the area. This place is a dump. Mostly long term residents and clearly not a lot of rules regarding accumulation of junk around the campsites. Roads were very narrow and there was little to no signage to help you navigate the park. We ended up going the wrong way and had to unhook our toad in order to back out.
We were given a "pull through" site but had to back out when we left due to very close trees and other resident's cars parked near the front of our rig.
Could not find the water on my site so I hooked into the water on the next site. I had considerable difficulty finding the electric hook-up as well but finally found it on the back of a large sheet of plywood erected between our site and the site next to us. There was no cover over the electric outlet whatsoever.
I wouldn't stay here again. - RosieandThumper
Jul 2016 - $28.00
The owner and office help was extremely kind and helpful. The park was very quiet in the back but in front by the office on weekends, it was loud because of activities. I think it's great they try to offer activities for travelers, but it seemed like it was more for the full timers and they have so many full timers. The owner seemed like he keeps a tight rein on the full timers. I didn't have any problems, but I also didn't feel safe enough to take a walk. The entire park is in the woods and it is all gravel, no grass anywhere or patios. You are on top of each other like sardines.
No, I will not stay here again because it was too scary and we felt like we couldn't leave our coach with out the thought that someone would break into it. I feel bad saying this because I think the owner is trying his best. - BSBren
Jul 2012 - $56.00
Good enough. Nice shade. Looks like a lot of resident trailers and not at all like a Luxury Resort. Good laundry. Nice & quiet. - Sally S
Oct 2006 - $25.00
This campground is now closed - sold for development. Too bad too - it was the only half way decent campground in the Toms River area. - penguin
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Seems like a tale of two parks. The front area is where they put short term campers and is open and grassy, sparsely shaded and closely spaced between sites. The back area is nicely wooded and seems where they put the long term/permanent users. Good gravel roads but most pads were sand and grass. Sewer and utilities (30/50 amp) worked well and good water. Nice shower/restroom and laundry facilities. Cable has many channels available but you must use a cable box the park provides with a $50 refundable deposit. Saw some batwings up but the manager told me they don't get much. Wifi - don't bother. You pay extra and I paid 1 day for service that seldom worked. The park is very quiet and the owners very friendly and had suggestions for things to see. There are two pools (closed when we were there), playgrounds and game rooms for kids. We stayed for 4 days and took day trips to see the Statue of Liberty, Philadelphia and Long Beach island. There is a Walmart about 1.5 miles to the South. All in all a very nice place I just wish WiFi worked better. - utchaps
Aug 2016 - $77.00
First off if not for the micro-sized campsites, I would have rated this place a top 10. Otherwise, Ceder Creek has everything, nice big and clean swimming pools, basket ball, vollyball and many many kids activities if your into family camping. The lands are very nice, from open well maintained gravel roads to some really nice wooded woods sites with full hookups. There's class three kayaking on the river that's pretty top notch fun and the Jersey shore near by. The staff is friendly and helpful, they include three actual parrots that you meet when you register. The camp store is well stocked and includes a cafe for dining or takeout. As stated initially, the only drawback here are the tiny weenie site lots, literally crammed in with 10-12' of space on many between your steps and your neighbors back slide. Made me nervous having a small fire. If I was to return. I would only do so on a corner site which are still small but a little bigger. - DumpStation
Oct 2015 - $50.00
At the time we stayed in late October, only the sites in the loop around the office were open. We liked it so much that we decided to stay for a second night. The first night (Thursday) the park was almost empty; Friday night it was full with mostly local folks. The campground was clean and well-run. Our site was level, gravel and the utilities were very convenient. The sites are very close together. The camp store was fabulous. This campground is very convenient to LBI and the Jersey Shore. - ShoreXplorers
Jul 2008 - $18.00
We stayed at this park during the 4th of July. It is a run down trailer park more than an RV.Their are small children running around all day unsupervised with a lake and is very noisy all day and night. While we were there there was a car chase involving two drunks and one of them drove his truck into the lake. Cable did not work, water lines were full of air, bathrooms and showers were filthy, laundry room always flooded and machines not working.The worst was the geese every morning and the tons of crap they left at your campsite. We would not return if it was free. Would not recommend. - scb
May 2008 - $25.00
We drove through this camp ground. Lots of full time campers with some very old campers. The grounds were not kept up at all. Nice lake. Pot holes in the driveway area that you could lose a small car in. Talked to some locals and they said to stay away due to plenty of drugs and convicts. - Jodee
Jul 2013 - $59.00
This is a good park, for the area. It is hard to find a decent park in the area (resort style). My main con here is the price and some things connected to the price ($59). I was pretty much forced by management to pay for 50 amp even though I have 30 amp, he said because I am using both ACs. I tried to explain that many RVs use 30 amp and run both ACs. Finally, I realized I was beating my head against a wall. Also, after you pay your high price, if you want to do laundry it is 2 bucks a pop, I feel this is high. The showers are pay showers. The bathroom area is tight with no AC, not that big a deal, but lets the bugs in since door always open. I also extended one more day to make it a full week and was not given the weekly rate. Also, there are many junky old rundown moldy trailers in here. I don't mind full timers at all, I almost am one, but wow, keep things in a semi state of clean/repair. The pros, #1 Big Sites! Nice Shade. Pretty clean. Better than average WIFI, but not great. We had a tent set up for the kids, so they let you do that, nice. Good pool area, would be nice if they had a hot tub for the price. - queeksdraw
Jul 2013 - $59.00
We have no idea how this campground got so many great reviews. Pros – woman in office is very, very nice. Now the cons – sites are tight – yes, they are wide, but not deep. Roads are tough to maneuver with a big rig as well. Sites are dirt, not grass. Sites are incredibly close together – so close that we are 5-feet from five different rigs – can’t believe this passes fire code. Lots of seasonals and their sites illustrate such. Lots of people very loud late into the evening – quiet hours do not start until 10:45. HUGE piles of bagged garbage in and around dumpsters that have not moved in days. Lots of rules – i.e. – no use of personal washers and dryers. Our favorite (note sarcasm) – dogs cannot be walked off ones site. What? Yes, that’s right. You can walk your dog in your dirt site, but not on any road. The owner offered that we can drive the ½ mile to her house, park, and walk the dog there, but seriously – we can’t even walk out the gate!?! When we asked why, we were told that there were too many “dog issues” and this is what her insurance company said to do. She wants to still be considered “dog friendly” since so many people travel with dogs, therefore they technically allow dogs, but you just can’t walk them in the campground. So basically, it’s a financial decision, as she’d have to turn away too many people who travel with their dogs. In three years of fulltiming, this is one of the few campgrounds that we would not stay in again – even if it wasn’t for their bizarre dog policy. Finally, a very “trailer park” feel, not campground. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Apr 2013 - $18.00
The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to help make you feel welcome. The park is a quiet, family friendly campground close to lots of attractions. It is clean and well kept and I will definitely return. - SteveAZ
Jul 2016 - $62.00
We stayed here for a weekend while visiting Six Flags. This is a small campground. Pull thru sites were OK but all other sites were very small and would not have accommodated our motorhome. Wifi and cable were good (and free). Pool was nice. Bathrooms were very clean and looked pretty new. Campground was a 15 minute drive to Six Flags. Lots of restaurants nearby and also close to outlets. We'll definitely stay here again if we are in the area. - Bonnie66
Aug 2015 - $62.00
This park was a pleasant surprise. We needed a two night stop to visit relatives in area. Our site was very large #48. The common areas were well maintained. Has a gorgeous pool (although we had no time to use) hours 10 am - 6 pm. Bathrooms very clean. Camp store well stocked w/camping as well as groceries. We camped in our 40' fifth wheel and could manuever through park even with mature trees. We would definitely stay here again- not fancy, just right. - Southern Snow
Jun 2015 - $59.00
Campground is very quiet. Also very empty. I do not know if this is normal or if it picks up in the summer months. Campsites are very small but private with greenery in between. They do not have very many planned activities for the kids and the pool hours are very short 10a-6p. We stay here annually because of its close proximity to the raceway but we would not stay here if we were looking for a regular camping weekend. - JudiP
Sea Girt, New Jersey (map) | (732) 974-5951
Sites: 9 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 1 Reviews
Jun 2012 - $25.00
*Military and DoD Civilian only* This is a military campground and is open to active military, National Guard, Reserves, and DoD civilians. It's a small campground with 9 spots. The spots all seemed to be level. They do not have any pull-through sites, but the sites are plenty big to accommodate a larger RV. The campground is also very close to the beach that is also a part of the base, and is within walking distance. The bath house is fairly modern and was clean, though we were the only family here that weekend. There is also a playground next to the bathhouse. There's an inlet behind the campground where you can go crabbing or fishing. It's also worth checking out the small National Guard History museum while here as well, as it's free. We will be staying here again. - grim509
May 2015 - $30.00
$25 plus a $5 transaction fee for walk-ins.
This is a New Jersey State park without hookups but it does have bathhouse with showers which need to be updated. There are only about 55 sites and the ones in the field can take large motor homes but most of the others within the trees and low branches were not a good choice except for those RV's like ours less than 26ft. No pets allowed in the campground but this might change in the next few years. There are hiking trails here and the best part is that the Allaire Village Historic Site is right next to the Park Office. At this time of year they are only open on weekends and charge $5 to park after Memorial Day, yet we parked in there and visitors are allowed and encouraged to walk around all the restored Howell Iron Works Company, Railroad, picnic area and its village. Interesting history! The General Store is open most of the year and the store keeper told us about the history of this village. Some of the buildings were open to look into but with gates up. In the summer interpreters dressed in clothing of that time walk around and answer any questions. There is a Visitor Center with exhibits and many programs offered throughout the summer. It was a beautiful when we were here and we enjoyed our one night stay at this State Park and would return. - gsnakehill
Aug 2012 - $38.00
The woman on duty said "cash only" for our 3 night stay, which surprised me. But we ponied up the cash. Finding this place is something of a challenge since it's partially down a dirt road and no signs to lead you to it. Our site was near the regulars because we wanted a SW exposure for our satellite antenna, so we were spared the overnight area, but trees still blocked us, so no TV. Also the sites are very close together and the trailers there look as if they haven't moved in years. Site was level but very sandy and without a rug we were dragging it through the trailer. Bathrooms were clean but rustic. The bottom of the doors on the lady's room stalls were very high and consequently not very private. Showers very well used but clean. - Wendywoods
Sep 2010 - $35.00
One of our favorite campgrounds. Approximate 12 miles from Long Beach Island. Nice, friendly, quiet campground (with no scheduled activities). It is located in the Pine Barrens. WARNING: The entrance road is very rough. - artspe
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Just a note that I stayed here for a month, which is the reason for the low rate. The nightly rate is much higher - about double. If I had to pay the nightly rate, my score for Value would be much lower.
The bathrooms were not clean. There were only two women's showers for the whole campground and you had to walk through the changing area of one to get to the other. Definitely wear shoes in the shower.
I spent quite a bit of time doing a thorough cleaning of the site, including removal of broken glass.
The staff was generally helpful but I would not call them friendly.
There was decent separation between the sites. Many of the sites are nicely wooded, but not the one I was in. There's an area for big rigs which is open and grassy.
The roads and the sites in the campground are essentially sand. The roads are rutted and turn into rivers when it rains. You're constantly tracking sand/dirt into the RV.
The wifi is useless. The laundry is $3.25 for a wash, and $3.25 for a dry, which is way too high.
Overall, it wasn't an awful place, but it wasn't great, either. If I have a choice, I will not stay here again. - CamperChris4
Aug 2016 - $53.00
This was our 2nd visit here. We weren't crazy about it the first time and even less so this time. The entry road is dirt with lots of large holes. It would be in your best interest to obey the 5 mph signs. The interior roads are no better. The pool was very clean but showed a few signs of neglect. The store was also good and pretty well stocked. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. The sites were small and very sandy, it was virtually impossible to keep sand out of the camper. The bathrooms and showers were clean but in need of updating. All in all it's not a bad place but I doubt if we'll be staying here again. - VinnyP
Nov 2015 - $56.00
This is a nice campground with helpful hosts. Roads are narrow in places and some turns will be tight for big rigs. Sites are gravel, back in, and there are a lot of trees throughout the park. A nice store, but no book exchange. Our water filter was quite dirty after three days, so you may want to be sure to filter your water. Watch for the park entrance (340 Georgia Road), our GPS tried to take us to Love Lane which does not access the park. Watch carefully for the signs when coming from Jackson Mills Road; they are not easy to see and you can pass them up easily! We didn't use the restrooms or laundry. - DiplomatTraveler