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Chestnut Lake RV Campground

Fully immerse yourself in the New Jersey Pine Barrens when you go RV camping at Chestnut Lake RV Campground. With its central location within the Pine Barrens, yet close to the famed Jersey Shore, there is no shortage of exploration opportunities. Be sure to grab the bug spray for the forests and the sunscreen for the beaches and get ready for the South Jersey camping vacation of a lifetime.The campsites at Chestnut Lake RV Campground are available with full hookups or connections for water and electric only, and there are primitive campsites, too. Additional amenities on offer include restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.Even though you’re just a short drive away from the boardwalks at Atlantic City and Ocean City, you may still find yourself with free time while camping at Chestnut Lake. Challenge your traveling companions to a game of miniature golf, shuffleboard, or a round at the video arcade. Or, cool off in the swimming pool or try your luck at the fishing pond. With so many recreational options to choose from, there will never be a dull moment at Chestnut Lake.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Port Republic Wildlife Management Area is right across the highway from Chestnut Lake RV Campground. With a mixture of natural habitats protected in this expanse, there is something for everybody at Port Republic WMA. You can enjoy the salt marshes, the pine and oak forests, or hiking along the coastal riverways. Given the assortment of protected habitats, there is a wide variety of wildlife to see while you're here. Home to bald eagles, river otters, foxes, and a seemingly endless array of amphibians, there are sure to be some exciting sightings for wildlife enthusiasts.A little farther up the road is the Bass River State Forest in Tuckerton, New Jersey. The first officially sanctioned state forest in the state of New Jersey, Bass River continues to protect the Pine Barrens. You can explore the loop trail that winds through the Absegami Natural Area for a quick tour of the region. If you want to visit something truly unique, head to the pygmy forest in the West Pine Plains Natural Area. This forest is filled with mature oak and pine trees, but due to the soil conditions, the trees do not grow higher than about four feet tall. You can feel like a giant as you walk among one of the world’s most expansive stunted forests.To escape from the modern world, Wharton State Forest is the place to go. The largest swath of land within the New Jersey State Park System, Wharton State Forest has something for everyone. You can head out on the trails and see if you can catch a glimpse of a red-tailed hawk, white-tailed deer, river otter, or some of the many songbirds that call the forest home. Or instead, you can launch a boat into the Mullica River and enjoy the forest from a different viewpoint. Or, if you’re a lover of history, you can head to the preserved Atsion Mansion to see a preserved yet empty estate. Consider a stop at Batsto Village where you can learn about the ironwork and glassmaking that took place at this location over 200 years ago.

Explore the Area

Lovers of all things maritime should plan to spend part of a day at Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum. This multi-structure complex features museums of decoys, a sawmill from 1699, and a lighthouse. You can also see workshops dedicated to carving and creating decoys. All of this and much more sits on the shores of Tuckerton Creek and provides a sense of the nautical life.Those with children might want to plan a visit to Storybook Land. This nearby amusement park is themed after popular nursery rhymes and fairy tales. It is sure to delight every guest, no matter their age or stage. With over a dozen rides, a variety of events, and plenty of attractions, there is never a dull moment to be had at Storybook Land.In Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Aquarium houses exhibits showcasing reef fish and reptiles and even has some stingray touch tanks. The aquarium also hosts regular keeper talks and feedings where you can learn even more about some of your favorites.When you need supplies for the Port Republic RV rental, you can find several gas stations along Route 9. There are some grocery stores in the nearby towns of Smithville and Galloway.South Jersey is known for its Italian-American population. So, it’s no surprise that one of the unofficial food items of South Jersey is pizza. You’ll most commonly find thin-crust pizza with red sauce and a wide variety of toppings to choose from.


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Find the perfect RV for Chestnut Lake RV Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.