Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 12 relax see bald eagles and smell campfire
My husband and I have been walking the trails at Parvin State Park for 5 years now. The trails are clearly marked and protruding tree roots are marked, making it safer for those that are not as sure footed. Blueberries and virburnum were plentiful on our last walk.
April 17 A favorite of mine...
Camped at Parvin for the first time in 2011. Went three times...May, June and September. I love the fact that the camping area is located away from the roads, so you can enjoy some peace & quiet (unlike the Atsion campsite @ Wharton). I love hiking the trails and even enjoying my morning coffee at Jaggers Point near the lake, as the sun rises. I will say that unfortunately a lot of trash accumulates around the lake area as the summer goes on, but overall a great camping experience in NJ. Also, I had a paranormal experience (ghost activity?) during my May visit. It may have had something to do with the parks historic past.
April 17 Learning about the Flora and Fauna by Wendy
Every Sunday afternoon a very kind, knowledgeable gentleman takes all who wish to come for a walk around the park and shares his lifetime of learning. One day, a very enthusiastic, teenage birder,David, heard in the white cedar forest the sound of a barr owl. None but our guide had ever heard this sound. This owl is rare and needs specific protected tracts of cedar forests to survive. Parvins apparently still provides such a habitat. Thank you State of New Jersey for continuing to support such a great place for all of us. Thank you Mr. Paul E. Taylor for giving your time and years of experience to our ragtail group.
January 7 Great trails! by Christina
My boyfriend and I had our first date at Parvins; walking the trails. It is something that we enjoy doing still and we try to go every year on our anniversary.
September 27 Spent the week in one of the cabins. Lov by marianne
We had a great time swimming and kayaking and just chilling.
September 12 Wonderful family gateaway!!! by Hickman family
Our family went to Parvin State Park for years. We enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing all of the widelife that was around, deer, ducks, lovely flowers and great walking paths.
We plan to return hopefully this coming year.
A Great family adventure and making lots of memories. . .
January 27 one of favorite parks by bdi
its the best i have been going there for 25 years .the fishing ,boating,and the bike rideing.it would be a shame to close it because of the history that its has .
January 2 Our favorite park by August D
I have been enjoying Parvin State Park for about 10 years and the last 5 with my two boys. We as a family go at least once a year in early spring. It is by far one of the nicest state parks we have been too. The cabins are rich with history. lakes are fully stocked for fishing and the area is so serene and peaceful. I will keep going back to Parvin as long as I am breathing.
August 28 child hood memories by The Markley Family
Our family has been going to parvin for over 40 years. It is the family reunion spot. It is so beautiful in the fall. The swimming canoeing, hiking, and biking.We start planning for the next as soon as we leave it. It is also a dedication spot to my mother who loved it at Parvin. I want my children and grand children to be able to carry on the tradition please DO NOT CLOSE THE PARK. :(
May 27 A jewel worth exploring
Loved it! Lots to do - peaceful, shady, great sights to be seen, and a lovely place to enjoy nature. The trails were wonderful to hike or bike.
February 26 Good for family hikes by Bill Bannan
Trails are well maintained and well marked.. since area is basically flat, it is good hiking for entire family.
November 26 Each and Every Single Year! by The BMC
We have a family reunion every year since 1988 at Parvin, and when we found out it might be closed, we were crushed!! Please keep it open so we can continue to keep the tradition alive!
September 26 please dont close it! by the metrules/kollar/sullivans
my family has come to parvin at least once a year for 50 years. we have spent many a halloween and easter there, also christmases when the cabins were still open then. please dont take our family tradition away!! we love parvin!!!
June 25 Great first visit! by Mary
We went a month ago and had a great weekend..it was a lovely spot!
May 8 My backyard by Pat
We used to meet at Parvin S.P. b-4 & after work while dating. We became engaged to be married while in a boat on the lake. It is the Best part of Pittsgrove!!
April 19 by eileens43
I love parvins I walk there every day , take my grandaughter on the swings and to see the ducks, swans, turles she loves it.
April 14 MY FAVORITE PARK by Save them!
I LOVE PARVIN STATE PARk!! I GO EVERY YEAR