As you begin using your passport,
you’ll notice the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps,
played a big role in the creation of our state parks and
To combat unemployment and other economic
ravages of the Great Depression, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt established a national job-training program
for American Youth in March 1933. The CCC quickly became
the largest peacetime mobilization in American history.
Combining his desire to conserve public
lands with work projects, FDR employed nearly three million
men nationwide, 17 to 24 years of age, whose families
were financially in need. The workers earned approximately
$30 a month - $25 of which was sent home to their families
– working in public parks and forests camps throughout
the United States while learning a trade.
Learn more about the New Jersey parks
and forests that were shaped by the CCC.
Conservation Corps Alumni
Did you know that
people cause 99% of all wildfires that occur in New Jersey
either accidentally or intentionally? Learn more
about how Smokey Bear and you can prevent wildfires.
Bear’s Home Page
Forest Fire Service
From 1775 to
1783, New Jersey played center stage to a series of
events crucial to the nation’s struggle for independence.
Battles and skirmishes were fought, policy was made,
speeches were written and General George Washington
wrote his farewell orders. Today, New Jersey continues
to pay tribute to those dramatic days as annual reenactments
and living history events bring the past into the present
and quiet reminders - historic buildings, markers and
memorials - are open and interpreted for visitors of
Discover more about New Jersey’s Revolutionary
history at one of our state-owned historic sites.
of the American Revolution Association
New Jersey's state parks,
forests, and historic sites are a fantastic way to explore
the Garden State and its natural and historical treasures.
You might already be familiar with some of New Jersey's
world-famous beaches and boardwalks. But New Jersey
is also home to museums, theaters, galleries, and gardens.
You can shop, ski, and swim. You can pick blueberries,
explore a cornfield maze, or buy fresh pie from a farm.
From the culinary to the cultural, the majestic to the
metropolitan, New Jersey is a state filled with exciting
contrasts and dynamic travel experiences. To explore
more of New Jersey, and to find events and accommodations
near the parks, forests, and historic sites, go to www.visitnj.org.
and Tourism Home Page
Official Web Site of the State of New Jersey