DEP REOPENS A PORTION OF BULL'S ISLAND CAMPGROUND
FOR THE 2007 SEASON
(07/16) TRENTON -- Department of Environmental Protection
Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today announced that Bull's Island
Recreation Area, which sustained extensive damage during the Delaware
River flooding last summer, will reopen 21 campsites for the 2007
"Its unique location along the Delaware River makes Bull's
Island a popular spot for camping," Commissioner Jackson said.
"We've completed the repairs necessary to open it for recreational
use this season."
Located within the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Hunterdon
County, the 24-acre natural area was closed last June after the
Delaware River flooded for the third time in fewer than two years.
Following the latest flooding, the DEP made considerable repairs
at the campgrounds and restroom facilities.
Bull's Island Recreation Area and most DEP campsites are open from
April 1 through October 31, although several are also available
year-round. Reservations are accepted for a minimum of two consecutive
days and up to 14 consecutive days.
Bull's Island will reopen 21 of its tent and trailer campsites,
each with a fire ring and picnic table. The campsites are $20 per
night and accommodate up to six people. Modern restrooms are located
within walking distance. Showers will not be available.
Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance either by phone
using a credit card at (609) 397-2949, by mailing the requested
dates to Bull's Island Recreation Area, 2185 Daniel Bray Highway,
Stockton, NJ 08859, or in person at the park office.
The remaining 49 campsites at Bull's Island will stay closed as
the DEP continues to assess and repair the damage.
The DEP operates 19 camping facilities in state parks, forests
and recreations areas throughout New Jersey. Options include wilderness
and group campsites, cabins, yurts, lean-tos and shelters. The fees
for each vary.
For more information on New Jersey's state parks, visit www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests.