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Parvin State Park, Elmer

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Parvin State Park is a state park located in the southwestern part of New Jersey. Situated around Parvin Lake on the edge of the Pine Barrens, the park includes pine forests, hardwood forests, and swamps. The park is located near Pittsgrove Township in Salem County, and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

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  • The Blue loop trail was recently improved. Biking is now more enjoyable. Many who visited the park before July 2021 may be not aware of the fact that now the Blue trail has a thick gravel coating...  more »
  • Made reservations to stay a weekend. Nice facility but lots of traffic. Nice trails but lots of people(it’s great to see so many of us getting out to enjoy nature but if looking for privacy you might....  more »
  • Parvin State Park has been a wonderful place for me for the past 25 years. Fishing, canoeing, swimming. It's kinda dated, but as you can see it's absolutely gorgeous. Check out Ant's kayaks and canoes for rentals; prices were a bit steep but the service was good, and the lake was crystal clear. They had a little a refreshment shack there that covered the basics. Overall, a great family day. Have not done any camping there since it's only 30 minutes from where I grew up.
  • I walked for about 20 minutes along the Parvin Lake Trail. It was very easy to find and it is free and open to the public. I was really impressed with the width of the trail and how well-kept it appeared to be. It was pretty hot and humid outside but I was comfortable under the canopy of trees. I saw only one other couple and another small group so most of the time it was fairly quiet except for the cars that could be heard from the road. I am looking forward to exploring more trails with my grandsons.

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