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About Us


In 1967, William and June McGourley purchased 130 acres of land in the New Jersey Pine Barrens with the hopes of creating a campground they could operate and enjoy while raising their six children.

This land is now known as Timberline Lake Camping Resort and since that time, the campground has grown to have 185 shaded and wooded sites. boasts a lake with beach, swimming pool, basketball court, general store and more. It caters to both its weekend campers and seasonal campers with an array of activities and events to please every age.


Many of the seasonal campers have camped here since its beginning, some as children, and have returned year after year with their own children and the hopes that new fond memories will be created.

Timberline Lake is still owned and operated by the McGourley Family.

Call Us


Available by phone daily  
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
(609) 296-7900


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 278
New Gretna, New Jersey


Physical Address

365 Route 679
New Gretna, New Jersey


Finding us Using a GPS

Most GPS Navigators have a difficult time finding us using our street address. We recommend that you use “Timberline Lake Camping Resort” as your search term or the following address instead:
365 Chatsworth Road
Bass River Township, New Jersey


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Where We Are


Timberline Lake Camping Resort is easy to reach from the Garden State Parkway, only 25 miles North of Atlantic City.


From the Garden State Parkway (Southbound): Use Exit 52. Turn left at exit to Route 9, then right to traffic light (Route 679). Turn right, 4 miles to Timberline Lake.



From the Garden State Parkway (Northbound): Use Exit 50. Route 9 North to traffic light (Route 679). Turn left, 4 miles to Timberline Lake.


From the New Jersey Turnpike: Use Exit 4. Take Route 73 South to Route 70 East. Then Route 72 East, 4 miles to Route 563 South. Then 14 miles to Route 679, and 6 miles to Timberline Lake.

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