Warren Grove Recreation Area
Warren Grove, Ocean and Burlington Counties
c/o Bass River State Forest
762 Stage Road
Tuckerton NJ, 08087
39° 45’ 12.29” N 74° 23' 13.9" W
Size: 617 acres
Fees: No entrance fee.
Link to the Related
Garden State Parkway Southbound - Take exit 67 onto County Rt. 554 West, merge onto Rt. 72 West. Make left at traffic light onto County Rt. 539 South for approximately four miles into the town of Warren Grove. Make a right onto Simm Place Road and a right onto Beaver Dam Road. Warren Grove RA is approximately one mile ahead.
Garden State Parkway Northbound - Take exit 58 onto County Rt. 539 North approximately 6 miles into the town of Warren Grove. Make a left onto Simm Place Road and a right onto Beaver Dam Road. Warren Grove RA is approximately one mile ahead.
- Horseback Riding
Warren Grove Recreation Area is an undeveloped wilderness perfect for hiking and birding. This 617-acre parcel is just west of the town of Warren Grove and straddles Ocean and Burlington counties. The land was acquired from the National Park Service in 1972 as part of their Federal Lands to Parks Program. Bass River State Forest administers this area.
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State Parks and Forests
Governor Murphy announced that effective at 8pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, all state parks and forests will be closed until further notice. This full closure includes all park lots, grounds, facilities, trails, playgrounds. We will not be accepting any camping reservations.
All park gates and entrances are CLOSED. Trail use is PROHIBITED. Save yourself the trip and STAY HOME to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
New Jersey State Park Police will patrol park areas to ensure the public is following the Governor’s directives to stay home to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Open daily sunrise to sunset.
Warren Grove Recreation Area is open for passive recreation including horseback riding, bicycle riding, hiking, birding, hunting and nature/ecology study. A small parking area is being planned along Beaver Dam Road across from the Federal Aviation Administration’s tower site. Access into the recreation area is via several sand roads and old woods roads through the area but no marked trails currently exist.
The recreation area also is home to the federally endangered broom crowberry (Corema conradii) and other rare plant species. View the Dwarf Pine Plains habitat, a globally rare forest community, where the pitch pine trees reach an average height of only 4 to 5 feet.
The central region
of the Pine Barrens contains several areas of pine and oak
forest that resemble the surrounding forests with one major
exception: from a standing position, one can gaze over the
top of the tree canopy. The Pine Barren Plains, known locally
as the Pygmy Forest, contains trees that may attain a height
of only about four feet at maturity. New Jersey contains the
world's largest acreage of this globally rare forest community,
which can be seen within portions of Warren Grove Recreation Area. Many
researchers believe that this unique stunted forest ecosystem
is partly the result of the fire ecology of the Pinelands.
Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park and is subject to Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations.