Belleplain State Forest Meisle Field and CCC Camp

Woodbine, New Jersey 08270

Belleplain State Forest Meisle Field and CCC Camp

Belleplain State Forest: Meisle Field and CCC Camp Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Unassuming and modest compared with their private cousins that pervade the nearby Cape May Peninsula, the campgrounds of Belleplain State Forest offer a respite from the Jersey Shore’s dense RV lifestyle. Belleplain, with its 20,000 acres, is not the southernmost of New Jersey’s state parks, but it does contain the three southernmost public campgrounds. It’s the closest tent campers can get to Cape May without sacrificing their wilderness experience for more-organized, close-knit fun. Belleplain is located within the Pinelands National Reserve, a unique ecosystem also known as the Pine Barrens.

Belleplain’s centerpiece, 26-acre Lake Nummy, was the Meisle family’s cranberry bog before 1933, when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Reforestation Relief Act transformed it. Three separate camps were set up, and the CCC got to work digging and constructing. Lake Nummy was then called Meisle Lake and was later renamed after a Lenni Lenape Indian chief."

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Trail Information

Woodbine
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
104
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Local Contacts
$20-$25
Fees per Night
Water, flush toilets, showers, laundry room.
Facilities