12 Places to Cool Off in South Jersey This Summer

Turn those hot days of summer into a cool adventure. We’ve rounded up 12 awesome swimming pools and lakes perfect for the whole family to enjoy!


Hospitality Creek Campground

117 Coles Mill Road, Williamstown
(856) 629-5140
Hospitality Creek Campground is more than just a lake. With an Olympic-size swimming pool, fishing, playgrounds, boat rentals and so much more, the kids can enjoy activity after activity as parents relax in the shade.


Bellmawr Lake

850 Creek Road, Bellmawr
(856) 933-0554
Enjoy the lake, beach volleyball, picnic areas, a water slide and more at Bellmawr Lake. The swimming hotspot is perfect for a relaxing, poolside day or an activity-packed adventure.


Lake Kandle

250 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell
(856) 589-2158
Lake Kandle’s protected swimming area is stocked with a water slide, rope swing and more for kids to enjoy all day long. The grounds are open for camping and picnics, so you can stay for the day or make it a weekend mini-cation.


Crystal Lake Pool

Crystal Lake & Park Avenues, Westmont
(856) 854-9229
Home of the Seahawks swim team, Crystal Lake pool offers so much more than just swim lessons. Guests can enjoy 25-meter and wading pools, a playground, picnic tables and patio.


Atsion Village and Recreation Center

Route 206, Shamong
(609) 268-0444
As a significant historical feature of Wharton State Forest, Atsion Village offers plenty of activities and culture to guests. The beach, bath houses, nature trail and picnic area make the village a summertime oasis right here in SJ.


Belhaven Lake RV Resort

1213 County Road 542, Egg Harbor City
(609) 965-2827
Park your RV at Bellhaven Lake and enjoy endless campsites, a lake, video arcade, snack bar, swimming pool and so much more. The resort also has a list of events each month, like horseshoes, adult yoga and children’s crafts.


Greenwood Park Bells Lake Community Club

50 Bells Lake Drive, Blackwood
(856) 374-1294
With a lake, swimming pool, snack bar, water jungle gym and picnic area, Bells Lake has everything you could wish for. Take the family for a day of relaxing fun or attend one of the lake’s many events.


Timberline Lake Camping Resort

365 County Road 679, New Gretna
(609) 296-7900
Camping has never been so nice. The Timberline Lake Camping Resort has everything your family needs, from picnic tables and cabin rentals to a charcoal grill and weekly activities.


Bass River State Forest

(609) 296-1114
Bass River State Forest is complete with hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, boating, kayaking and more. The activities are perfect for anyone in the family.


Kroc Corps Community Center

1865 Harrison Avenue, Camden
(856) 379-6900
The waterpark and swimming pool at Kroc Corps Community Center will have your kids entertained all day long. But there’s so much more to the community center – everyone can enjoy activities like fitness classes, sports and educational activities.


Robert’s Pool

215 Hillcrest Avenue, Collingswood
(856) 854-0720
Robert’s Pool is not just for kids. It opens every weekday morning in the summer from 6 am until 8 am for adults and seniors to enjoy kid-free.


Belleplain State Park

1 Henkinsifkin Road, Woodbine
(609) 861-2404
The Belleplain State Park makes camping extra fun with fishing, water sports, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. There’s something for everyone in the family.

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