Parvin State Park
Spring bursts out in bright colors and rich fragrances with blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating. Swimming is allowed in Parvin Lake only.
Parvin Park is a very interesting forest park organized by Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1941. The central point of the park is the Parvin Lake - great for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. All bodies of water in the park - Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating. There is a public beach on Parvin lake with canoe rentals, refreshment stands, barbeques, picnic tables. Parvin park has cabins for rent, areas for private and group camping, visitor center, interpretative programs and a little nature center. Southern New Jersey does not have too many places to hike but Parvin park has beautiful trail. Especially recommended is the trail around the Parvin lake. It is 3.1 miles long and it is beautiful and safe due to its popularity. It is great for walking and running , perfect for 5K run preparation. It is also used by bikers. There are separate trails in Parvin for horseback riding. This place is attractive and popular year round but camping is seasonal. The trail around the lake is especially popular with women walking or running solo.
There is no fee for entrance to the park, there is nominal fee for the beach.
The park includes:
- Cross Country Skiing
- Nature Trails
- Mountain Biking / Biking
- Equestrian Trails
- Hiking / Walking
- Boating / Canoeing / Kayaking