Lake Mohawk is the largest private man-made lake in New Jersey. The private community built around the lake in Sussex County features alpine-styled buildings and a charming ambiance. Escape the stress of city life with a getaway camping trip to the beautiful surrounding area.
Panther Lake Camping Resort
Panther Lake Camping Resort (no website; 6 Panther Lake Rd., Andover; 973-347-4440) is situated along a 45-acre lake on 160 acres. Amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub, game room, cable television and game room. Water lovers can keep busy fishing, boating or swimming in the lake while land lovers can participate in sports such as basketball, tennis and horseshoes. Organized events are scheduled during the weekends, featuring family bingo and music performances. Cabins and trailers are available for rent as well.
Green Valley Beach Family Campground
Green Valley Beach Family Campground (greenvalleybeach.com) is a family-friendly campground that features 250 wooded and open campsites, full hookups and a dumping station. Both short-term and seasonal campers can enjoy the scheduled special events, such as a pancake breakfast, flea market or group trips to local attractions. Guests can pick up necessities at the camp store, stop at the snack bar and wash clothes on-site at the laundromat. Campground amenities include a large, heated swimming pool, recreation hall and a playground. Fishing is available on the small, 3-1/2 acre private lake.
Sun Air Campground
Sun Air Campground (sunairlakesidecamp.com) is set in 105 wooded acres. The campground features a 5-acre lake with great fishing and a sandy beach for relaxing, local hiking trails and basketball and volleyball courts. Full hookups and tent sites are available, along with hot showers and a dump station. Sun Air Campground is 20 minutes from Mountain Creek Water Park.
Harmony Ridge Farm and Campgrounds
Harmony Ridge Farm and Campgrounds (harmonyridge.com) in Branchville offers over 200 wooded and waterfront campsites as well as cabin rentals. View local wildlife, including turkey, deer and eagles across the 160-acre location. Amenities include rest rooms with hot showers, a laundromat, game room, snack bar, pool, country store and dump station. Area activities feature kayaking, fishing, golfing and rafting. Local attractions include Space Farms Zoo and Museum, Stokes State Forest, Sterling Mines and Waterloo Village.