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paddle sports
22 days ago

The Mullica River is a gem in the Wharton State forest. The Pine Barrens are amazing and this is some great river paddling! I've done the trip twice - once mid Aug 2017, one late Aug 2018 and the water levels made the trip very different. Both were great but the lower water levels make it hard to pass some of the sand bars and fallen logs.

We did this trip as a two day paddle, putting in at Atsion near the park office where we got our camping permit and firewood. The first trip we finished at the Bel Haven Paddle sports office where we rented a canoe. The second we opted to take out at Pleasant Mills. Although there were a lot of fun rope swings, the paddling on the wider part of the Mullica wasn't a great ending to the trip.

It took us about 5 or 6 hours to get to the Mullica River Wilderness campground. There's about 10 sites, each with a fire ring, a water pump and a few pit toilets. There are no dogs allowed at this campground (for a similar trip that is dog friendly check out the Batsto River). The next day's paddle took about 3 or 4 hours at a leisurely pace.

I highly recommend this trip. The Pine Barrens are magical, the river is incredibly fun to paddle and paddling to the remote campground combines some of the best parts of camping.

Very cool trail near the historic Batsto Village. Nice scenic stop at the river. The most flying insects I’ve encountered on a trail to date when in the deeper part of the woods, but sunglasses helped to keep them out of my eyes

hiking
3 months ago

Great view

Nice trail. Only saw one other hiker on a Saturday. The trail markings around the camp grounds were confusing. The trail runs immediately to the left of the privy. Other than that it was was marked

hiking
4 months ago

nice mile loop around, plenty of benches to stop off and enjoy the view of the lake. Definitely need bug spray.

Easy, wide, clear trail so less worry of ticks latching on. A large variety of plants to observe and beautiful views of the lake.

well marked. clean. beautiful.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It's really peaceful

This was a really nice hiking spot. The trail was well marked and enjoyable. There was a beautiful lake by the campground and the a fire tower at the end of the trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seemed a bit overgrown. Be prepared to cross the stream or start out on the other side. We didn't get far though as the bugs were brutal today. The girls were not going to last long so we opted for a slow drive down the dirt roads to finish the day. I will come back on a cooler day.

backpacking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

I used this trail to spend an overnighter at the Lower Forge Campground. From a hiking perspective, it's an easy trail. You're in the Pine Barrens so it's a sandy trail, and apart from the river there's not much variety to the scenery. And as you approach the area of Quaker Bridge Road, you'll see and hear many people enjoying offroading in their trucks, ATVs and bikes.

The campground was a disappointment. The sites are basically right next to each other, so you don't get any privacy. And there was not much dead wood to be found (if you plan on doing a campfire).

I parked along Carranza rd near the memorial and hiked in towards the Batona Camp. I hiked to the Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower and back to Carranza rd. Nice flat hike on soft pine needles and sandy trail bed. About 8 miles total. Points of interest are the Carranza Memorial, Batona Camp and the Fire Tower. There is also a scenic pond near the camp.The Pine Barrens are a nice change of pace for me. Ill hike this entire trail in sections. 53 miles total.

paddle sports
Sunday, February 05, 2017

Not the greatest for hiking but we go kayaking here every year and it is very nice.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

you can walk to batsto or just explore the woods. be wary of trucks and bikers enjoying the roads. cool abandoned train tracks back there and you can see evidence of the last fire throughout.

trail running
Thursday, September 08, 2016

I have run the entire trail in all four seasons, I can appreciate a trail anywhere but the terrain is painfully flat, and the sights and sounds are somewhat bland. There are LOTs of major road crossings so the sense of a peaceful wilderness experience is short lived. Firetowers are pretty cool though, so the flat terrain offers a view for miles. Bring bug spray, and be mindful of some of the spur trails marked similarly to the single pink blazes.

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Relaxing with a lot to experience.

camping
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stayed overnight at this campground in mid-November 2014 with a group of boy scouts. We hiked in from the Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower. It was nice to see the nearby Carranza Memorial at night.

Did the trail in three days. I saw only a handful of people.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

very nice trails, wish there was a better access from the trail to the water.

hiking
Saturday, September 21, 2013

completed 1 mile of the red trail from Pakim pond. Nice trail, well managed. Dirt/crushed rock trail wide enough for two people.

hiking
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I did the section called the Batona Trail in and hiked out on the red trail. It was around 6 miles total. Very flat and sandy and I passed a lot of bogs. I was covered in ticks, so I would recommend a strong bug spray.

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