Vintage Campout At Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Vintage campers will gather on September 23 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. (Photo courtesy Barnegat Lighthouse State Park)

BARNEGAT LIGHT – If you own a pre-1992 VW camper, pre-1980 vintage trailer or any year Teardrop trailer, you’re invited to a 60-year anniversary celebration of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park’s opening.

The Vintage Camping Overnight is on Saturday, September 23, with check-in time starting at 10 a.m. and check-out time on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sightseers are invited to a free “open house” to tour the vintage campers on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Volkswagen Club of South Jersey will be awarding a trophy to the best vintage trailer.

A special and free lighthouse night climb will be open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. hosted by the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Donations will be accepted.

(Photo courtesy Barnegat Lighthouse State Park)

The shops at Viking Village at 19th Street in Barnegat Light, nearby restaurants and gift shops will be open on Saturday, as well as The Barnegat Light School House Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration begins September 1 and the fee is $25 per site. There are a limited number of sites available in the park’s parking lot – 20 for trailers being towed and 20 for self-contained campers. Only restrooms will be available; no showers, electric or dump station.

For more information, or to register, call the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park at 609-494-2016 or visit

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.