Best Hiking Trails in Parvin State Park
Parvin State Park is a 2,092 acre state park in southwestern New Jersey. The park contains three bodies of water that can be used for fishing or boating. Parvin Lake has canoe rentals, a boat launch and a bathhouse. Thundergust Lake has cabin rentals and Muddy Run is popular for fishing and boating.
Several trails run through the hardwood and Atlantic white cedar swamps, pitch pine lowlands and upland pine and oak forests. Trails are available for hiking, nature trails, biking and horseback riding. The Forest Road Trail goes around the wetlands and is wheelchair accessible. The Black Oak Trail can be used by horses. The Parvin Lake Trail has several bridges to traverse.
When to Go
Spring is the best time to see dogwood trees, mountain laurel, magnolia trees, holly trees and wild azalea bushes in full bloom. There are over 200 kinds of flowering plants in the park.
Swimming is allowed in Parvin Lake only (currently suspended). Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park
Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities however, there are designated pet friendly campsites.