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Stokes State Forest

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Get back to nature and make it a day or more!

Great place for everyone. Families, nature lovers. So many trails (including the Appalachian Trail... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Tanya S

This is a very big forest with all kind of trails and roads to drive as well as activities for... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
aviron l
East Windsor, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great place for everyone. Families, nature lovers. So many trails (including the Appalachian Trail) to explore. Swimming and picnic areas. No entry fee aff season (before Memorial Day, after Labor Day)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a very big forest with all kind of trails and roads to drive as well as activities for young and old.Went there on a cool windy day and still enjoyed it.Almost no visitors at that time. The color was nice if a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aviron l
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit.. tons of wildlife like deer and bears..rangers always friendly..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kathytonini
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Been going to this place for over 30years, Camping and swimming is great. very friendly place so relaxing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Damaris V
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I've been to other parts of Stokes State Forest before, but I just discovered peaceful, beautiful Lake Ocquittunk. Great for picnics, nature photography, bird watching. There are campsites and cabins for overnight stays. A true gem in the heart of Sussex County.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean L
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I wish my husband’s ankle had not started bothering him because we hd to cut the hike short. We parked at the parking lot by sunrise lake and hiked on the green/brown trail and then at the split took the green trail (tower trail) all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank enid s
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I've been camping at Stokes with various friends and family members about three times a year for the past 7 years or so. Camping there used to be great, but over the past few years there has been a significant uptick in the number of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful state land for recreational use. A true gem in nw NJ. We are lucky to have it. Enjoy your time here

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HR218guy
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend. We had a large cabin. And I must say we had a great time. There's hiking trails. And a lake. I recommend a cabin over a tent site. In our case it rained one night and having a dry place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mike V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

very friendly people work there they help you out when you need it .and they are very clean i would go there again

Date of experience: August 2017
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20 October 2018|
Response from enid s | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so. I live a half hour from Dtokes and no, definitely not even close to peak here.
Diana K
9 October 2018|
Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
No need to apologize for asking about cell service. Good to know for emergencies, as well as for more enjoyable things such as posting photos of the day's adventures. I do not know about the area around the Ranger Station... More