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The beautiful state of New Jersey is an excellent RV camping destination. Book a camper rental near Newton, and you can settle into a campsite at the Great Divide Campground. This family-friendly campground in northern New Jersey has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, basketball courts, a playground, a game room, and a fishing lake.
Campsites at the Great Divide Campground are available with full hookups, connections for water and electric only, or, for campers seeking a primitive camping experience, no hookups. Picnic tables and fire rings are included at all campsites, and cable TV is offered at a few. Great Divide campers also have access to the campground's modern restrooms, shower facilities, and laundromat. Ice and firewood can be delivered right to your site, and you can head to the camp store to restock snacks and other supplies. For added convenience, there's a pump-out station on-site.
When you're ready to explore beyond the comforts of your campsite at the Great Divide, you’ll find plenty of amazing places to explore. Within minutes, you reach the waterfront Kittatinny Valley State Park, and urban areas like New York City are within range for day trips. Smaller cities like Stroudsburg and Poughkeepsie are also nearby.
Rent an RV in Sussex County, and you'll be surrounded by some stunning wilderness areas. Head an hour's drive west to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and immerse yourself in 70,000 acres of farmland, forests, and mountain ridges. Hikers can look forward to over 100 miles of trails, and bikers can access 30 miles of cycle-friendly paths. Canoeing, fishing, boating, and swimming in the Delaware River are popular activities here, and on land, visitors can go hunting, participate in interpretive programs, take scenic drives, and catch some pretty epic panoramic views.
You also might want to check out Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt for more beautiful countryside. Spread out over 35,000 acres, you can explore the area in a variety of ways. Grab a camping spot and take some extra time to experience the park. There are opportunities for fishing and hunting, and interpretive programs are also offered here. Scope out the Barrett Farm Historic Site, where you can see a farm frozen in time. The High Breeze Farm is an excellent example of farm functions and practices in the early 1800s. In the winter, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are popular pastimes within the park.
Ringwood State Park is a smaller spot to sojourn, with over 4,000 acres to peruse at your leisure. The park blends natural beauty with stately mansions, offering quite a varied experience. Visit the State Botanical Garden, a 96-acre showcase featuring an array of stunning plant life. Walk through a field of wildflowers, stroll through the Lilac Garden, and get lost for a little while in the stunning Italianate Gardens. The Skylands and Ringwood manors can be viewed, and tours of the interiors are offered on a limited basis. Outdoor recreational activities to enjoy within the park include hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, and mountain biking.
Some of the surrounding cities are worth visiting when you camp at the Great Divide Campground. Head to Sussex for a fun-filled day at Space Farms: Zoo & Museum. The zoo houses over 500 animals spanning 100 species. During your visit, expect to spot multiple types of bears and deer, along with lemurs, monkeys, birds, and more. You can also check out numerous museums featuring exhibits like a blacksmith shop, a miniature circus, and over 50 antique cars and motorcycles.
Change the pace with a trip over to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum near Ogdensburg. What used to be one of the world’s richest zinc deposits is now a popular attraction with tours of the mine and two museums. Stop by the Warren Museum of Fluorescence to see amazing visual exhibits like The Color Wall and some touchable displays. There’s also the Ellis Astronomical Observatory, where, occasionally, viewing sessions are available around lunar events. A walking tour of the mine offers excellent insight into mining processes, conditions, and more.
Morris Museum is in Morristown, about 45 minutes' drive south of the Great Divide Campground. You never know what you might see at this interesting museum, with temporary exhibits highlighting different art forms like graffiti, figurative realism, and more. Permanent collections to check out include Dinosaur Den, American Indian, Mechanical Music & Automata, and Rocks & Minerals, each honing in on different aspects of the world.