Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management. Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's, is the center of the forest's recreational activities and provides an area for swimming and a serene setting for boating and canoeing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog

2 years ago

Stunning view at sunset! Very clean and and swimming allowed in season.

Located near the Batona Trailhead, Bass River is a gorgeous walk. Lake Absegami is stunning year round.

These trails are the best in the area, I have being going to Bass River since I was a kid, now my husband and I love hiking with our two dogs, just mins from our house. Highly recommended trails, yellow trail is the best.

Today I hiked the 3.4 mile Yellow trail at Bass River State Forest.The trail is a very nice walk through the pine barrens at its best.
The paths are wide and very well maintained the blazes are on signposts so there is no chance of missing them.It is all flat sand paths.This will be my new go to spot, it is only 4 miles from home.