Been car camping for quite some time now and am finally looking into some hiking and overnight hammock camping. Been trying to scour the forums about what's legal and where. So much info, it's hard to know what's right and what's not. I'm a Long Island buy, so I am generally looking in the same area as the OP.
Can I just hike the Stokes State Forest along one of it's trails, veer off a couple hundred feet and set up a random hammock camp for the night? Well, "can" is a broad word... I am looking to be legal and not have any park rangers bother me. I'm also looking at Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest on Long Island. Anyone have any solid info?
Hey, northern nj native here. Absolutely love stokes. If I may make a suggestion, get a group site. Its 10 dollars more and Its insanely massive. No trees in the field of course, but all on the border. I'm heading home this weekend and will try and get some pictures of stokes. Also, group hang??
Also, there is wallpack nj, right near stokes on the Delaware. Mostly state land.