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Belleplain State Forest





County Route 550, P.O. Box 450 Woodbine, NJ 08270 (Cape May County)

The State Forest was established in 1928 for public recreation. During the Depression, The Civilian Conservation Corps, or C.C.C. dug out the existing cranberry bog into a 26 acre recreational lake for the community. Lake Nummy is now the center of activities for the Forest, where on can canoe, swim, or hike along the lake. Picnic tables with charcoal grills are located lake side, alone with horseshoe pits, canoe rental and a concession stand.

Belleplain is one of five State Forests that comprise the NJ Pinelands. The forested acres of Belleplain include stands of young pine, oak, and atlantic white cedar, reflecting better soil conditions and less damage by fire than found in the rest of the Pine Barrens. There is also over 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, and biking trails. The Forest is a great stop for birders during the spring and fall migrations.

The park includes:

  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross County Skiing
  • Nature Trails
  • Mountain Biking / Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Fishing
  • Boating / Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Swimming / Bathhouse
  • Viewing Points
  • Playground
  • Picnicking



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