Penn State Forest

Penn State Forest

39.748085, -74.469676

New Jersey contains the world's largest acreage of globally rare pygmy forests. One of the best places to see them is within portions of Penn State Forest.

A prime attraction of Penn State Forest is Oswego Lake, whose water, because of the iron and cedar in the Pinelands, is the color of tea. In the center of the forest is Bear Swamp Hill, where there is parking and the foundation of a fire tower that was knocked down in an airplane crash in 1971.

About four miles east of the lake is the U.S. Navy Target Area at Warren Grove, and it is...

Park Acreage:

3366.00 acres


Jenkin's Neck

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Contact Information

Web Link:

NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry


(609) 296-1114



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