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Whitesbog Camp Resort

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This past Memorial Day weekend I went camping with a few of my friends at Timberline Lake Campground located in New Gretna, New Jersey just off of Route 72. It was such a great time that it made me visualize the historic neighbor hood I live in, Whitesbog, as a campground.

Perhaps if Whitesbog turned into a camp ground it would educate more people about the New Jersey Pinelands and cranberry farms. I think it would also generate more profit for the Whitesbogs Preservation Trust and it could also possibly be used to help hire more forest rangers to defend the area from poachers, illegal four wheeling, and illegal dumping, which has increased since Governor Christie cut back environment funds. (This decreased the amount of forest rangers).

There are a few problems that halt the idea of a campground in Whitesbog. One is the idea of ripping up an amount of forestry to create spaces for camping sites. Most of the Pinelands are intended to be kept preserved. Another problem is that the nearby Fort Dix Military Base makes a lot of loud noise from practice fire at nearby ranges and often shakes the ground with weaponry testing. Customers would not be happy campers with the noise being a constant annoyance. However, the loud noise and ground shaking only occurs in chilly or rainy weather so as to protect the forest from fire breakout.

I have created a map using Google for fun that exemplifies what the area might look like as a campground. Take a look and tell me what you think. Email me at brownm74@students.rowan.edu or comment on this post. Comments do not require sign up or log in.

Whitesbog Camp Resort Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Dog walking
  • Four wheeling
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Pick-your-own blueberries
  • Canoeing
  • Indian Playground

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