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Voorhees State Park

908-638-5438 (fax)

251 County Rd 513
Glen Gardner, NJ  08826

Activities: Camping, Hiking, Observatory, Fishing, Hunting, Scenic Overlooks, Picnic Areas, Playground, Exercise Course, Sledding, X-country skiing

Parking , Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible

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Voorhees was donated by Gov. Voorhees and was built by the C.C.C. There is alot of history in the park.  From 1933-1941 about one thousand young men worked at Voorhees and Hacklebarney for a Depression-era federal agency known as the Civilian Conservation Corps.  When the CCC arrived at Voorhees in 1933, they found three relatively undeveloped parcels of land.  The property included farm pastures, woodland, barns and an apple orchard. By the time the CCC finished working eight years later, under the supervision of the National Park Service (NPS) and the United States Army, they had built the present-day road systems, shelters, latrines, visitor amenities, trail systems and other major public access areas that still remain today.

Voorhees has 7 trails that are suitable for a wide range of abilities and interests. All trails in the park are multi-use except the Cross Park Trail and the Parcourse Circuit, which are footpaths only. The trails range from wide and graveled to rocky and steep in places; the parcourse is accessible for people with disabilities

In 1965, the New Jersey Astronomical Association built an observatory on land leased from the state. The 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope is one of the largest privately owned telescopes in New Jersey. The public is invited to explore the night sky at skywatching programs that are offered year round by the NJAA.