Whether you're gazing at the stars in a sleeping bag amidst a peaceful lake seeking solitude or in the sheltered walls of a cabin in the woods, New Jersey's natural, picturesque landscapes offer some of the most exciting camping experience in the Northeast.

Camping means many things to many people. Some think of a resort campground where they can park their RV, while others picture a remote site where they can drop their backpack and pitch a tent. Still others imagine a sporting camp where they can enjoy a week by the lake in a rustic cabin.

In New Jersey, you can find the best of these worlds. Adventure seekers will discover that seemingly endless possibilities abound. From swimming pools to lakes for kayaking, canoeing or fishing, rivers for tubing, mini-golf, bingo, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, game rooms and playgrounds, there is something for every member of your family to enjoy!

Step off the beaten path and explore the rough and rugged 20 miles of Appalachian Trail at Wawayanda State Park, raft down the Delaware Water Gap or pitch your tent at a wooded campground in the Pinelands.

Many campgrounds are a short drive from some of the state's premium attractions, cultural events, world-class museums and sandy beaches. Outdoor enthusiasts agree there's something for everyone to enjoy when you camp in New Jersey!

More than 25,000 sites await visitors in every region of the state, in all shapes and sizes, accommodating every tent, cabin or fully equipped RV.

For more information on one of New Jersey's campsites, contact the New Jersey Campground Owners Association at 609-545-0145.

For State Parks camping information visit New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.