A small East Coast state, New Jersey doesn’t boast an abundance of public lands. But it does offer some interesting locations and coastal fishing options.

Belleplain State Forest
• 21,254 acres
• Hunting permitted in designated areas
• Fishing permitted in streams and lakes; electric motors only{C}

Bass River State Forest
• 29,147 acres
• Offers 176 campsites and numerous trails
• Open to hunting and fishing

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
• 7,600 acres
• Offers special limited-draw deer hunt

Norvin Green State Forest
• 5,416 acres
• Extensive trail system
• Hunting for deer, turkeys and small game in designated areas

Bull’s Island Recreation Area
• 1,610 acres
• Freshwater fishing in Hooks Creek Lake
• Designated trails for hiking and mountain biking

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.

Photo: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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