Vintage Camping Overnight and Camper Open House in Barnegat Light Sept. 23

‘Under the Beam of Ol’ Barney’
Sep 13, 2017

It’s like 1957 on wheels. The upcoming Vintage Camping Overnight at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Barnegat Light is part of the celebration of the park’s opening 60 years ago. The happening on Saturday, Sept. 23, doubles as a Camper Open House that invites the public.

The overnight camping part of the experience is open to pre-1992 VW campers, all years of Teardrops trailers and pre-1980 vintage trailers. Check-in time starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday; check-out time is 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The public is welcome to tour the vintage campers during a free “open house” on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The lighthouse will be open to the public for a special night climb from 7 to 9, hosted by the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse. There will be no charge to climb, but donations are appreciated.

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

The “best” vintage trailer will be awarded a trophy by the Volkswagen Club of South Jersey.

There are a limited number of “sites” available in the park parking lot, 20 for trailers being towed and 20 for self-contained campers. The fee is $25 per site; registration began Sept. 1. Restrooms will be available; there are no showers, electric or dump station. Campers will have use of the large shade shelter for a “pot luck” dinner and enjoy a campfire on the beach from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

For more information or to register, call the park at 609-494-2016 or check the website njparksandforests.org—M.S.

 

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