NJCOA Promoting N.J. 'Shore' Campgrounds
Most campgrounds across the Jersey Shore area emerged from Hurricane Sandy with minimal damage and with hopes of a busy summer, according to the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA).
But the hurricane did claim one of them: Long Beach Island Trailer Park. The seasonal campground, built next to the ocean, was never able to recover from the damage it sustained, said Joann DelVescio, executive director of the campground owners group, nj.com reported.
Here are some of the Shore area’s 21 campgrounds that are open for business:
Baker’s Acres: The family-oriented campground in Little Egg Harbor offers a slew of quirky and kid-friendly activities all summer, such as arts and crafts classes, pajama parties, hayrides and treasure hunts. On Father’s Day, Baker’s Acres will host the "Daddy-lympic Games," which awards prizes for events such as diaper changing. Rates start at $40 a day. Call (609) 296-2664 or visit www.bakersacres.com.
Brookville: The Barnegat Township campground opened this year on April 15, weeks earlier than normal, to meet the demand of some campers. The 39-acre property, 15 miles from Long Beach Island, offers a swimming pool, with an 8-foot deep end, a fishing lake and three large fields. Rates include $37.50 for a night or $2,500 for the six-month season. Call (609) 698-3134 or visit www.brookvillecampground.com.
Chipsfolly Family Campground: Among the Shore’s largest campgrounds, Chipsfolly in New Gretna offers 300 sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs. The campground also allows pets and features a game room, basketball court, ballfield and a camping supply store. Rates start at $33 a day. Call (609) 296-4434 or visit www.chipsfolly.com.
Indian Rock RV Park: To celebrate its 25th year, the Jackson campground has spruced up its volleyball area, picnic grove and mini-golf course. The fee is $47 per night for weekend visitors, and $2,949 for anyone wanting to stay until the park closes Columbus Day weekend. Call (732) 928-0034 or visit www.indianrockrvpark.com.
Pine Cone Resort and Campground: Sprawled out across 60 acres in Freehold, Pine Cone offers 125 campsites starting at $46 a day or $275 a week. It offers an indoor racetrack for radio-controlled cars. The year-round campground is popular with vacationers heading to the beach, co-owner Arnie D’Ambrosa said. Call (732) 462-2230 or visit www.pineconenj.com.