Parvin State Park Trails

Vineland, New Jersey

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
4 out of 5
Parvin State Park is a product of the 1930s when the campground and trails were built by young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The work was hard and the hours long, but the men were grateful to earn a few dollars to send to their families during the Depression. Parvin boasts 172 species of birds as well as an abundance of deer, salamanders, toads, and turtles. With more than two hundred herbaceous flowering plants, the opportunity to swim in Parvin Lake, and a profusion of club mosses and ferns, this hike is a winner. Camping is available on Jaggers Point, along the south shore of Parvin Lake, and cabins may be rented on the west shore of Thundergust Lake. It’s best to come during fall or winter so that the mosquitoes don’t carry you away, and to wear long pants and sleeves year-round to protect against ticks.
Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)

Parvin State Park is a product of the 1930s when the campground and trails were built by young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The work was hard and the hours long, but the men were grateful to earn a few dollars to send to their families during the Depression.

Parvin boasts 172 species of birds as well as an abundance of deer, salamanders, toads, and turtles. With more than two hundred herbaceous flowering plants, the opportunity to swim in Parvin Lake, and a profusion of club mosses and ferns, this hike is a winner. Camping is available on Jaggers Point, along the south shore of Parvin Lake, and cabins may be rented on the west shore of Thundergust Lake. It’s best to come during fall or winter so that the mosquitoes don’t carry you away, and to wear long pants and sleeves year-round to protect against ticks.

©  Arline Zatz/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Vineland
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or overnight camping
Season: Dawn to dusk
Local Contacts: Parvin State Park
Topo Map: Parvin State Park Trails Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

Trail Photos

Got photos of this trail? Upload Now

Recent Trail Reviews

1/15/2006

Parvin State Park is a great place to walk dogs. Portions of the trail have very nice cedar woods. Walk is about an hour. Flat sand trail. Enjoy.

View All Reviews

Activity Feed


Wrote a review for Neahkahnie Mountain

Added Pinellas Trail to wishlist