Parvin State Park

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Parvin State Park

New Jersey

(856) 358-8616

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Overview

Parvin State Park is hidden in the southwestern part of New Jersey, a park whose history is as varied as its wildlife. Situated on the edge of the Pine Barrens, the park not only has pine forests typical to the area but also a swamp hardwood forest. Spring bursts out in bright colors and rich fragrances with blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake, and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating. Swimming is allowed in Parvin Lake only.

In addition to great opportunities for wildlife watching, the park is also rich in history. This park served as home for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1941, a summer camp for the children of displaced Japanese Americans in 1943, a POW camp for German prisoners in 1944 and temporary housing for the Kalmycks who fled their homelands in Eastern Europe in 1952.

Map of Parvin (NJ)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.509613, -75.145988

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Activities

  • Boating

    Canoeing is popular in the park in Parvin Lake. There is a trailer launch for electric motor boats only, as well as a car-top launch.

  • Bicycling

    There are bike paths available for park visitors.

  • Camping

    There are many camping opportunities in the park. There are 56 tent and trailer sites with fire rings, picnic tables, lantern hooks and a playground available. Six people and two vehicles per site. Flush toilets, showers, and laundry facilities are within walking distance. There are also group campsites, and cabins that can be reserved. Pet friendly campsites are also available.

  • Fishing

    Parvin Lake is a popular place for fishing.

  • Hiking

    Situated at the edge of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Parvin Natural Area combines many of the characteristics and species of southern New Jersey and the Pine Barrens. Several trails run through the hardwood and Atlantic white cedar swamps, pitch pine lowlands and upland pine and oak forests. Parvin is home to the state-threatened barred owl and the endangered swamp pink.

  • Picnicking

    Several picnic areas with table and grills are located throughout the Park. For larger groups, the park also offers two reservable picnic areas at Thundergust Lake, 100 people per pavilion; total capacity 200. Flush toilets, water, grills, picnic tables, activity and ball fields available. Picnic groves with tables and grills and playgrounds are located on either side of the beach at Parvin Grove.

  • Water Sports

    A lifeguard staffed swimming beach is provided at Parvin Grove, which is located on Parvin Lake. Parking areas, bathhouse, first-aid station, canoe rental and a concession offering refreshment, novelties and beach supplies are all conveniently located nearby.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Directions

Driving

From Route 55 north or south, take exit 35 and follow signs to the park.The Park is located between Centerton and Vineland on Route 540 (Almond Road).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(856) 358-8616

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