This is mostly an overnight stopping site. It is a wooded location right off a lightly traveled road. (Map line key: blue - RV parking area, yellow - property boundaries, red - trails)
During blueberry season you are welcome to pick a pint or two of blueberries for your personal use. The bushes are old bushes and not sprayed or tended. I’m only starting to restore some of the bushes. I have cleared walking trails throughout the 11-acre property, but you must remain on my property and not cross over to my neighbor’s farm. I have placed “tick-tubes” throughout the property, but these are not 100% perfect in controlling ticks so if you walk, bug spray is recommended. Your dog can be lose but beware that cars drive fast on the nearby public road (more-so when the transfer station/dump is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays) and make sure you have trained a good recall and your dog won’t disappear after wildlife.
Absolutely no smoking or campfires (the Pine Barrens is extremely flammable); no inebriation (alcoholic beverages must be kept inside your camper or RV); your camper or RV must be fully self-contained as there are no nearby facilities; dogs can be off leash as long as you are directly supervising, have good verbal control and can keep them away from the public road, off neighbor’s properties and from chasing wildlife.
There is not much of an area for lawn chairs, but I don’t mind if you use them in front of your vehicle; clean up any dog waste and take it with you if it’s in the camping area or on a trail (if it’s in a thickly vegetated area you may leave it - do NOT leave any poop bags with waste on the property); carry out all garage and trash and do not dispose of any black or gray water on the property (do not leave any personal items behind).
Do not remove any plants or animals from the property (except for the amount of blueberries you are allowed to pick). If you would like to volunteer on the trails, the blueberry restoration or tree removal let me know.
The parking space is a small entrance road to the property. It is unpaved but solid. Where you would camp is level and pull-in/back-out (it’s not a long way at all). There’s a slight rise right near the road. The public road that leads to the property is paved and lightly traveled.
Key to airphoto lines:
Blue: RV parking area
Yellow: property boundary
Don’t call before 9am or after 9pm. If you don’t reach me either leave a voicemail or a text message.
Visit the Candace McKee Ashmun Pinelands Education Exhibit at the Pinelands Commission's office in New Lisbon; visit the Pinelands UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; hike, bird watch or fish at the NJCF Franklin Parker Preserve; hike on the Batona Trail; bicycle on the wide bike lanes on nearby Route 532 and 563; buy snow cones, hotdogs etc at Hot Diggity Dog in downtown Chatsworth; visit Brendan T Byrne State Forest and Whitesbog Village, a historic cranberry/blueberry farm that is within Brendan T Byrne; attend a Whitesbog Preservation Trust tour or event at Whitesbog Village; visit Wharton State Forest and Batsto Village, a historic iron works within Wharton; canoe or kayak on Chatsworth Lake, Batsto River, Mullica River or the Wading River (either bring your own canoe or kayak or rent at Mick's Pine Barren Canoe & Kayak Rental or Pineland Adventures); sign up for a nature/ecology tour or a history/culture tour at Pineland Adventures; visit Atsion Lake or Bass River State Forest’s Lake Absegami for a swim at the guarded beach and/or a picnic; visit the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum; sign up your pooch for an training lesson at Personalized Dog Dog LLC where I can give a basic obedience or behavior lesson, a beginner agility lesson, a rally obedience lesson, a K9 Nose Work lesson, a tracking lesson, a recall and fetching lesson or a hunting retriever lesson.
We plunked into this sweet spot in the Jersey Pine Barrens on our way to a campground. Great place for us, and our dog. Interesting trails, very quiet and peaceful night. We are sorry to not have had a chance to meet Martha, but she was gracious and helpful and left great directions to the old farm.
A quiet beautiful spot, thank you to our hosts who provided great directions and information. We loved the walking trails. A great stay!
The space is a bit tight to drive in/out, but this is a nice secluded property. The hosts live elsewhere so you are truly out on your own. It was raining so we didn’t get a chance to check out the trails but seems like it would be nice to explore. There is a steep incline to get in the drive, our small RV was fine but a larger one might bottom out or have difficulty turning in.