28 Parks near Wading River, New Jersey
We did however find 28 campgrounds within 25 miles of Wading River. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Wading River in the left hand column.
May 2012 - $55.00
This park is more of a permanent trailer park than campground. The place is quite scary. Beat up dirty campers where I believe people live year round. The bathrooms were horrific. Bumpy dirt roads throughout. This place was probably once a nice place to camp as I heard so much about it. However, it is currently owned by one of those massive companies that are buying up campgrounds and running them in to the dirt. We left after one night. As I said the place was scary and we did not feel safe there at all. Not for children or families. - travlinfamily
May 2012 - $60.00
Beware. My family and I stayed there Memorial Day weekend. We arrived on Friday and we were so unhappy we left Saturday even though we were supposed to stay until Monday.The park is in very poor shape with most seasonals who don't maintain their sites. Our electric kept going out to the point where we couldn't really use the A/C. The facilities where very dirty and the camp store was empty for the most part. I guess there's no quiet time as the radios where blaring late into the night and complaining didn't help. We will never stay there again. Guess I should have looked at reviews here first. - Tred66
May 2012 - $60.00
Tired and neglected. Looks like this could have been a great camp ground decades ago. Water slide, mini golf, lake...all of which looked forgotten. Most sites were over grown. A good deal of seasonal campers; a few of their sites were nice, but most weren't. It wouldn't be a place we I'll return to or recommend to others. - Lisa and tom
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Unfortunately this campground is in decline due to the death of the husband and the poor health of the wife. Virtually no activities. The seasonals are leaving and transients are nonexistent. While the other campground, a short drive away is packed. - GlennNJ
Jul 2012 - $43.00
I almost don't want to tell you how great a time we had here. This is the most quiet park we have been too. And I don't want to spoil it. The site we had was HUGE!!! Everything worked perfect for us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The store was much better than I expected and I saw TV cable for more half the price I had to pay at our previous campground. It rained very heavy this week end and water drained off the site without a problem. We most definitely will be returning. PS if you have a noisy bunch please don't stay here. - GlennNJ
May 2012 - $50.00
Rate reflects 2 extra kids at $5 each. Overall a nice campground. All facilities are nice, but a little on the older side. Planned activities for the kids. The store had the basics for a campground. Every time we have been here it was very quiet at night. Only negatives were the water pressure was a little low and the grass needed to be cut. (It was a holiday weekend.) This was our third time here and we definitely will be going back. - v3coinshooter
Jun 2016 - $65.00
Whippoorwill raised the price this year, which isn't so bad for the proximity to OCNJ. The service and cleanliness are still top notch. We have been staying here for a number of years and, now that I have a larger camper, I must say that the trees and signs located on the very edges of every road make for a hazardous finale to our trek to Whippoorwill. It is stressful to tow in the park and backing in can be a challenge (to be kind) in some spots. I had to request a site change, as Site 18 is a bear to land our 28' travel trailer. Beach tag rental is a nice option, but I was none too pleased to be charged for an extra day when I turned them in at my checkout day/time. Apparently, they are due by 9am and 11am on checkout day nets you a one an additional days rent. In the end it was an extra $6, but I hate being "nickel and dimed" for something that I do not recall being told. Thankfully the ridiculous gates were out of service again, as seems to be the case on every visit. This time they removed the turnstiles. So, at least safety, was restored. Whippoorwill is a fine campground, but I think it is time to shop around for future visits. - rvparkreviews_cc
Jul 2015 - $60.00
A heavily wooded campground conveniently located near Ocean City, NJ. Staff quite friendly, although male teenager who escorted us to our site was useless - didn't speak a word of advice or guidance while we parked the RV. A large quality pool, recreation area and snack bar are available. We'll be back. - Lancaster Camper
Jun 2015 - $58.00
Short hop over the 34th Street bridge to Ocean City NJ. Very level, all sand sites...of course it's South Jersey.
Service is excellent.
Mostly seasonal, but they are so well kept that it makes for very enjoyable long walks around the campground.
Off-island camping is always buggy in the summer. Asian Tiger mosquitoes will get you during the day. Be prepared.
Olympic size pool is open to the public (for a fee) and it is fun to watch the kids swim team practice.
Everything that you need is nearby and it is nice to leave the beach and avoid the crowds at the end of your day. They rent beach tags which is very helpful and save a lot of money. Bring cash as you will need to leave large deposit for beach tags and key cards. But, it's nice to have that back in your pocket for your return home.
The only complaint that I have is with their turnstiles for entry and exit. They often malfunction. On our last trip, the power went out. Thank God for 12V battery and a tank full of fresh water. But, the turnstiles failed and there was no way to enter or exit the campground. Now, that's a small inconvenience for a vacationer. But, if an ambulance or fire truck must wait for someone in the office to run down and manually remove the turnstile, then there could be a dangerous situation. They really need to remove these stupid turnstiles, or at least the exit turnstile. It really doesn't serve much purpose other than to annoy. - rvparkreviews_cc
Jun 2016 - $35.00
I stayed here for four days. Was the closest RV Park to Atlantic City beach and boardwalk. I would've gave them a higher star rating but their bathrooms needed to be updated a little bit. It is very rustic, lots of shade, Park was barely occupied. Would certainly stay here again. One member of staff very helpful for checking in. - Denise M Smith
283 Clarks Landing Road Port Republic, New Jersey (map) | (609) 652-1644
Sites: 175 | Latest Rate: $50.00 | 23 Reviews
May 2016 - $50.00
We booked this park as our first RV trip for the season. They advertised as being newly renovated from their previous owner (Blueberry Hill RV Park). When we arrived, we went into the office expecting to see a camping store (as advertised on their website). The store consisted of 4 shelves on a wall with minimal RV items, and a few freestanding snack racks with junk food. No bread, milk, or other items you would expect. I would not call this a "store". We were then lead to our site by a staff member. BTW... Their staff were very friendly (a plus for them). As we passed the pool, we noticed that is was NOT an Olympic sized pool. This again, was in contradiction to their website. Once in our site, we started looking for the "Private Gate to Wal-Mart" as advertised on their website. This gate did not exist for this campground. When we questioned it at the office, we were told that the description used is for their sister campground in Florida. I believe this is false advertising. As for their Activities... My son went to participate in their dodgeball game. No one showed up. Not even their staff came. So much for activities. I went to use their WiFi... It was not free. I would have had to pay (chose not to). Final straw was their sewer system. I did my final dump before leaving. Their system clogged up and I ended up flooding three sites next to me.
Once again... Their staff were very friendly. This is the only reason I'm giving them 3 stars rather then 1.
I would NOT visit here again. Sorry Atlantic Blueberry. You need to update your website to be more truthful. - Davetheroamer
Jun 2014 - $30.00
This campground is being updated but it is still nice. The sites are level grass sites and many are pull-through with cable. The 50A sites do not have sewer but do have a gray water hookup with a water hose connection but it backed up the couple of times we tried to use it. They do have a daily pump out service if you sign up before noon. The park has a huge pool and hot tub but the hot tub was out of service. They have free Wi-Fi at the office and very fast pay Wi-Fi at the sites. The host are very nice and helpful and they have several activities going on during the weekends. We would stay here again. - dandg
Jun 2012 - $40.00
My wife and I were escorted to our site by two nice gentlemen. They helped us back into site. Only problem was after setting up went to office and following one way signs I wasn't able to make a sharp right turn with just my truck. I asked about getting out at office and the manager was unhappy with the national reservations for putting us in this site because of the difficulty getting out, we wound up backing up out of the area with some assistance. Pool looked very clean and nice but too cold to use that night. Overall impression very nice and we will return. - GlennNJ
Jun 2016 - $0.00
We stayed at Thousand Trails / Chestnut Lake while visiting family in the area. The rate was free for 30A hookup for Thousand Trails members / family courtesy card holders. The sites with sewer hookups were pretty nearly full, not a lot of options on where to park. For our 43' motorhome, the sites were a bit tight, particularly getting in/out since the sites are perpendicular to the roads, and the roads are rather narrow - multiple forward/backward passes to park and to leave. There are many geese and when we first arrived, our site was covered with goose poop, but we cleaned it up (plastic gloves and WalMart bags) and didn't have any more geese visit our site during our stay.
Getting to the campground was interesting because there isn't an exit off of Garden State Parkway northbound, so we went past the street, made a u-turn at the next exit, and then exited via southbound Garden State. There was a sign at the turnoff onto the road where the campground is located that there is a 3 ton weight limit bridge ahead, but it is well past the entrance to the campground.
In 20/20 hindsight, it probably would have been better for us to occupy a water/electric site and use the dump station - those sites appear to be much less frequently in use and we would not have had as close neighbors. But, on the positive, we got to meet our neighbors and, as is common in Thousand Trails parks, they were very neighborly! - pattic777
May 2016 - $18.00
Pool and rec room to equal a top dollar park. Old park. grass and weed spots, with a small amount of gravel woven in as pad. Some have concrete patios. Like a parking lot. Lack of angling the sites is an issue when it comes to feeling boxed in. Staff is very willing to help. Nice lake or pond depends on how you look at it. I would have given cleanliness a 10, except, although clean, the shower curtains had mold on them. There are Geese and you do have to dodge their poop a bit. Lots of very cute goslings. Its ok for a few days. Not all have sewer. - User3274
Oct 2015 - $1.00
Updated pool & Jacuzzi with club house. Updated 50A service. Playground. Most sites are grassy pull-through's. Sites appear to be somewhat level. Plenty of grassy area for pet's. - 8345
Jun 2016 - $70.00
We have camped here several times, getting a little pricey and starting to require longer stays. Very well maintained grounds and amenities. Coming into the season of heavy bugs in this part of NJ. - Bighorn3685
May 2016 - $73.00
Celebrated Memorial Day Weekend at Sea Pirate with a group of other friends. Campground was very clean, the maintenance staff were noticeably always on patrol for litter and removal of trash. Store was large, and had a variety of items, didn't have a large selection of shirts especially larger sizes (never understood this since it is free advertising for their campgrounds). The grill/ice cream parlor was very pricey, and the young staff members were easily overwhelmed and could learn some customer service tips! The 500 section seemed to be the nicest part of the campground. The pool was very crowded, with many people holding seats with towels. Dog park was very nice, and they even provided toys for the dogs. - SJEAGLES609
Aug 2014 - $63.00
Great RV park. Roomy, level sites with picnic table and fire ring. Hookups good. Nice dog park. For a refundable deposit they will loan you beach badges good for any of the town beaches on Long Beach Island. They have activities for kids. Lots of seasonal sites. Wi-Fi was not usable from our site. We recommend it. - DonnaZ2011
Jan 2016 - $41.00
Our full-service site was sand and heavily wooded. This is a huge campground that seems to have a lot of seasonal campers. We were there a few days before they closed for the winter, so a lot of the amenities were closed down. The staff were friendly and helpful. - ShoreXplorers
May 2013 - $50.00
Stayed for a weekend during off season as it was close to home and not full. Would not call it a "resort" type campground, as wife and I both said "rustic" in a good way as it reminded us of campgrounds growing up as kids. Owners and staff were friendly and helpful and helped get our cable working on a very rainy Sat. Sites seem about 50/50 seasonal/transient and are sand but have lots of privacy and space between the sites. The full hookups are on a loop at the back of the campground. We had no problem with our 38' MH getting in our site but others can be tight for that size rig. Main roads are asphalt gravel, others are sand. Walking our dogs around the campground the seasonal people there were all friendly and the bathrooms though didn't use them were clean. We will return - njdirt
Oct 2012 - $49.00
This was our second time camping here and it was just as good as the first time. Site was level from side to side; a little downhill slope, but no problem fore and aft. Quiet time was enforced. - GlennNJ
Jun 2013 - $35.00
One of our favorites, a no frills campground with all the amenities you need. Everything was clean, the pool was fun. There were a lot of bugs and our site was a little cramped. A smaller trailer would fit nice where we were. Nothing much else to say about this place but we love coming here and will be back. - Jellystar
Aug 2010 - $86.00
This is no longer a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. I have stayed at this campground many years and have watched the deterioration right in front of my eyes. Since the takeover by a major corporation, the park has looked trashy. This year, though, it looked better. Most of the larger and shady sites have seasonal campers on them, leaving most of us that camp overnight in the sun. The Nascar arena is very nice but in the late afternoon and early evening hours the sun is shining right on the screen. Most of the time there was not any trash pickup. I had to dispose of it myself. The web homepage of this campground is very deceiving, most of the pictures are not from this campground. I have since changed my home campground to a different one. I decided to chose quality over quantity. I can live without all of the additional amenities for a weekend or a week and enjoy my camping experience without hassles. - niacmas
May 2009 - $40.00
Now that I have returned from our weekend, I realize I should have read reviews before booking the place. We came here specifically for Mother's Day activities. Many of these were cancelled. Not enough staff? I saw quite a few staff members on the grounds. My kids said the activities were not real good and they felt rushed. The hayride was lame. The site we were registered for was impossible for us to get to with our 31' trailer. The roads were very narrow and near impossible to navigate through. It was not a problem to change to a better site. Camp store not very well stocked. Although this was not the best experience, we might return again when the pool is open. The playground was lots of fun. |Maybe more activities when the park is full. This weekend was mostly regulars with some of the kids thinking they run the place. - autismmom
Sep 2015 - $53.00
As others have said, the roads in are narrow and dusty, but it's New Jersey pine barrens, so no way to avoid. We were in a W/E site and the rate is a little high, but we were very close to our destination, so reasonable. We stayed for the long Labor Day weekend, and there were lots of activities all weekend long, however we did not participate due to other plans. The staff were very friendly, check in was quick. There are a lot of seasonal sites, but our loop was mostly transients, however all neighbors were friendly. A bonus is the dog park for those with canine companions.
We had great stay, and will definitely stay again. - htowners
Jun 2014 - $39.00
Access road to park is sand, rough and tree lined with low hanging branches. Entrance onto park grounds is narrow. A guard shack straddles the entry; however, it is not manned. Big rigs need to park on the entry road once past the guard shack. The check in area is deep within the park. Would recommend walking in to register. Staff are friendly and helpful. Many activities for children and adults. The pool is large and well maintained. The water park is fun for kids. Sites are large pull through with full hookups. Roof mounted satellites may have sketchy reception due to many tall trees. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Trash is picked up multiple times a day by maintenance staff. Would recommend for families and grandparents visiting the grand kids. - Zuzu
Aug 2012 - $50.00
I went here upon recommendation of my brother's co-worker. Yes, the sites were sandy, but the one we had was level. There isn't any visible security but the owner was around all day going back and forth. Pet friendly to the extreme. Our site was next to a seasonal and while setting up his dog was inside barking, but it turned out that it was his 3 dogs barking and they barked whenever someone walked by. The first night we were awakened by a dog barking (that was tied up outside) @ 5am! it didn't stop till 7am! The seasonal guy with the 3 dogs went over and told them to quiet the dog! The pool is small but they keep the park clean. Not sure if we will return. - GlennNJ