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City of Northfield, Gateway to the Shore
City of Northfield, Gateway to the Shore

Birch Grove Park


1675 Burton Avenue
Northfield, New Jersey 08225

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As of the 2019 season, Birch Grove Park will no longer operate as a campground. After many years of exploring what options may be available to keep the campground open, it was decided by Northfield City Council to allow the campground portion of the park to revert to its natural state. While we know a great many people enjoyed the rustic camping experience at the Park, the operation is no longer sustainable without the cost of the significant improvements that would be necessary for camping to continue. We hope you will continue to visit the park and enjoy the natural beauty that exists there all year round, including our picnic areas, seasonal fishing tournaments, playground and nature, exercise and jogging trails. Don’t forget to visit the museum and historical house on site, and our free concerts in the summer!



AC Expressway: Take Exit 7S, Parkway South to Exit 36, bear right onto Tilton Road, make first right onto Fire Road. At the 3rd traffic light make a left onto Mill Road, follow Mill to Burton Avenue. Bear left, Birch Grove is on the left.
Parkway South: Take exit 36 & follow above. Call for directions if needed: (609) 641-3778.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Birch Grove Park

What are the hours of operation for the park?
Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions. The park is open 7 days weekly, year round.

Current Park hours dawn to dusk, daily.
The snack bar is presently closed.

Is camping allowed?
As of the 2019 season, camping at Birch Grove Park has been discontinued.

Can I bring my boat to Birch Grove Park?
Boats are not permitted at the park.

Is swimming allowed in the lakes at the park?
No swimming is permitted.

Can I bring my dog or cat?
Pets are not permitted at the park. Service animals related to a person’s disability are always welcome.

Can I feed the wild animals at the park?
No feeding of wild animals is permitted, including ducks and geese.

Is a license required to fish in the park?
Anyone age 16 and older must have a valid license (see Exceptions) to fish the fresh waters of New Jersey with handline, rod and line, or longbow and arrow.

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Anglers Under 16 - No fishing license is required of persons under 16 years old.
NJ Residents Age 70 and Over - A driver's license or other acceptable proof of age containing date of birth and physical description will function as the actual fishing license for New Jersey residents 70 and over. No application fee is required, no registration with the Division of Fish and Wildlife is required and no license will be issued. Trout stamps are not required

How much is a license and how do I purchase one?
License and stamp fees vary, use link provided for more information.

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Are the park lakes stocked with fish?
Yes, in November and March each year.

Is there a fee for use of the grills in the picnic area of the park?
There is no fee at this time.

Is charcoal available for purchase, or do I have to bring my own?
At this time, grilling supplies are not available for purchase.

How far is Birch Grove Park from points of interest, such as Atlantic City and Ocean city?
Atlantic City is just over 7 miles away, a mere 15 minute car ride!

Ocean City and its famous boardwalk, is a wee bit farther, clocking in at 18 minutes and an 8 mile ride.

Can groups use Birch Grove Park?
Yes! Groups of 10 or more - or ANY request for reserved use of any Park facilities (except the Bandstand/Gazebo, see below) - need a permit, and the request MUST be submitted using the City's USE OF FACILITIES APPLICATION (see link provided for the FORMS page, search under RECREATION forms).

In most cases, it is a two-part process, consisting of a use of facilities application, and if approved, a use of facilities agreement. If the application for use is approved, the requesting organization must abide by insurance requirements as set forth in the agreement.

RESERVED use of the Bandstand (aka Gazebo), by groups of ANY size requires approval by the City of Northfield Cultural Committee. Insurance requirements apply to groups of 10 or more. Contact

For further details refer to park and playground rules using the link provided.

Click here for the FORMS page
Click here for Park Rules


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