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Campground Information, RULES & Services


Check-in 1:00 p.m.
Check-out 11:00 a.m.


Check-in 4:00 p.m.
Check-out 11:00 a.m

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Thank you for visiting Holly Shores Camping Resort! We are so pleased that you chose us as your vacation destination, and we hope you and your family have a relaxing, enjoyable stay! When you camp at Holly Shores you become part of our family and we work hard so that you can leave your worries behind…

Come to where memories are made…

Holly Shores Camping Resort offers the finest in family camping. Holly Shores has all of the modern conveniences you’re looking for so that you can have a carefree vacation. We take pride in offering a well-maintained, clean and secure environment. Please review the following campground rules and share them with your family members and/or visitors.

In Consideration of Others:

Please be considerate of other campers. Management reserves the right to evict, without refund, anyone violating our policies, destroying property, creating a disturbance, or engaging in behavior not suitable in a family campground.

  • Quiet hours are from 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Otherwise, noise should be kept at a level that only your party will enjoy and not your neighbors. 

  • No loud music, excessive noise, or disorderly conduct

  • Alcoholic beverages, for those 21 and older, are allowed at your campsite only. Public intoxication is not permitted; violators will be evicted.

  • Do not cut through another camper’s campsite.

  • Children 16 and under must be supervised by an adult at the pool, playground, bathhouse, game room and camp store.

  • Curfew is 10:30 PM, all children and teens must return to their site.

  • Respect your neighbor’s view, no clotheslines on the trees or fences.

  • Any after hour concerns please contact 609-846-4427

Activities:  Holly Shores offers a full schedule of daily resort activities and themed weekends designed for the young and the young-at-heart. Daily activities are scheduled for children and adults in season and weekends in the spring and fall. Activities include arts & crafts, games, hayrides, pool parties, poolside bingo, ceramics and more. Holiday events are also planned throughout the season. Pick up your activity schedule at check-in or visit our website at

Bathhouses Clean, modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets. Timed showers are $.25 cents. This helps protect our field beds and conserves underground aquifers from salt water intrusion.

Bikes & Bike Path:  Bikes are a great way to get around the campground and local areas! Take the Cape May Bike Path, a 2 ½ mile fun-filled family ride south to Cape May or travel north for about 9 miles to the nationally acclaimed Cape May County Zoo. This path takes you right into Historic Cold Spring Village! The bike path is not monitored and use of the bike path is at your own risk. Need a bike?  Stop by the front office and ask about our rentals! For the safety of all our children and campers, we do not allow bike riding after dark. NJ State law requires riders under the age of 16 to wear a helmet.  Bicycles must stop at the front gate and present ID and site # when entering the campground.   

Cable TV:  To receive basic cable channels, connect your RG6 cable to your site pedestal. You may need to reprogram your T.V., instructions available in the front office. A channel line-up is available in the campground map or pick one up in the front office. 

Campfires & Firewood:  Campfires are permitted 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Do not leave campfires unattended. Be sure to put out your campfire before leaving the site or retiring for the night. Maintain the fire in the fire ring we provide for the site. All campfires must be extinguished by 11:30 PM. Cutting down campground trees, branches, bushes or any other foliage is not permitted. No outside firewood is permitted in the park per the NJ DEP. Trees are dying from infestation by the Asian Long Haired Beetle. We have firewood available for purchase at the camp store. Please protect our trees.

Campsites:  We offer water/electric sites and full hookup sites, (water/electric/sewer), for travel trailers, 5th Wheels and RV’s up to 40’. Our large, leveled, stoned and shaded sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Please be considerate of the next camper on your departure day and vacate your site on time. If you arrive early, please do not expect the park staff to relocate another camper’s site assignment simply because that camper has not yet arrived. The vacant site might not be available for the length of your stay. Although we do our best to accommodate your site requests, we cannot guarantee a specific site. We reserve the right to substitute campsites. 

Cancellations:  Cancellations - Campsite cancellations made 7 days prior to arrival date will result in a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. Campsite cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival date will result in a refund minus a 1 night stay fee.
Rental unit cancellations made 30 days or more prior to arrival date will result in a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. Rental unit cancellations made less than 29 days prior to arrival date will result in a refund minus a 1 night stay fee.
There are no refunds for early departures on campsites or rentals. There are no refunds due to the discomforts or acts of nature or otherwise (example: rain)


Children:  It is your responsibility to supervise the children in your party. Children must be supervised at the pool, playground, game room, bathhouses, camp store and at activities. Children are not permitted to ride bikes after dark. All children must be back at their campsites by 10:30PM.

Check-In & Check-Out:  Campsite check-in is 1:00 PM. Rental check-in is 4:00 PM. No check-ins after 10:30PM. In the spring & fall seasons, store hours change, so please call prior to your arrival for closing times. All sites and rental units must be checked-out by 11:00 AM. If you plan to leave before the office opens, drop your gate cards and/or rental key in the slot on the office front door. We will return your gate card and/or rental key deposit via check in the mail within 10 days. No early arrivals or late check-outs in July or August.

Dog Friendly Rental Units:  Dog friendly rental units require a $10 daily dog fee (spring & fall) and $12 daily dog fee (holidays & in-season), per dog, per rental unit (non-refundable).  Only one 80lb. dog, or two dogs totaling up to 80 lbs., are permitted in dog friendly rental units.  Sorry, no puppies under 1 year permitted.  A signed $100 security deposit credit card authorization form is required per dog at check-in.  A $50 cash deposit is required at check-in for excessive shedding fee.  Refunding of the shedding fee will be within 7-10 business days upon check-out and approved inspection of the rental unit.  Dogs are not to be left alone in rentals.  Dog owners are financially responsible for any damage or destruction to the rental unit caused by their dog(s).  All dogs must be current with vaccinations.  We do not permit aggressive dogs.  No cats permitted.  Service animals are welcomed!  Dog friendly rental units; B100, B101, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C7, C26, C27, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, H19, H24, H28, H29, H33, M34, P53, P53A, P53B, P53C, P54, S8, S9, S32, S34, S61, S63 & S91.  A 50% deposit is required when making a reservation, with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival.

Dog Park:  Check out our beautiful, enclosed dog park. Dog regulations are posted in front of the dog park. Owners please clean up after your pets, we have dog stations throughout the park.

Equipment Rental:  Sports equipment is available with refundable deposit at the campground store. Refundable $5 fee for basketball, volleyball, and ping pong paddles. Refundable $20 fee for horseshoes.

Facility Closures:  Facilities may be temporarily closed for maintenance, cleaning, private parties, activities or other safety related issues.  Please observe all closed signs as posted.

Fishing:  Located within walking or biking distance, behind the campground, are 3 beautiful, fresh water lakes. These lakes are 800 feet from the back of the campground. We are proud sponsors of these NJ Wildlife Preservation Lakes. We take pride in helping to keep these lakes beautiful and clean for everyone. The NJ Wildlife Lakes are “Catch and Release.” Children 15 and younger do not need a fishing license. The lakes are not monitored by campground staff and use of these lakes is at your own risk. Help us preserve the wildlife and lakes, please do not liter. NO SWIMMING!

Golf Carts:  Golf carts available for hourly, daily and weekly rentals.  Reserve with your reservation.  Electric golf carts are allowed in the park, proof of liability insurance on your golf cart must be presented at check-in.  Additional daily fees required to bring in your golf cart.

Grass and Trees:  Please DO NOT place mats or carpets on the grass.  No clotheslines on trees, bushes or fences. No cutting or trimming of our trees or foliage.

Group Camping:  Holly Shores offers spring and fall group specials as well as affordable scout and youth packages.  We welcome groups, clubs, family reunions, scouts, youth groups, and corporate outings.  For groups of 6 sites or more, ask for our group coordinator.  Ask about a private hayride or group photo!

Guest Assistance:  Need help after hours?  Call 609-846-4427 or speak with our gate attendant.  Serious emergencies requiring medical, police or fire department help, call 911.

Guest Reviews:  Please review our campground at and click “Review this Park.” 

Inclement Weather:  Camping is an outdoor experience.  Therefore, we do not give refunds due to discomforts or acts of nature or otherwise (example: rain).  A five-day weather forecast is posted in the front office daily.

Kayak Rentals:  Single kayak rentals are available for 2 hours, half day and full day.  A security deposit is required at time of rental.

Laundromat:  Clean and modern laundromat available with XL capacity washers/dryers.  Laundry equipment is operated by debit or credit cards only, no cash or coins.  Please do not wash pet beds or rugs in the machines. 

Lost and Found:  Please see the front office for lost and found articles.

Medical Emergencies:  Emergency medical treatment needed, dial 911. 

Cape Regional Medical Center              609-463-2000 

Police                                                 609-886-2711

Fire                                                    911

Cape Urgent Care                                609-884-4357

Cape Regional Urgent Care                   609-465-6364

Parking:  One vehicle is included in your site rate.  Daily fee for an additional vehicle.  Maximum of 2 cars per site, including visitor cars, if space is available.  No overflow parking.

Pets:  We welcome well behaved pets. Dogs limited to 2 per campsite free of charge.  Max of 2 dogs per site.  All pets must be current with vaccinations.  We do not permit any aggressive dogs.  Barking dogs and exotic birds or animals are not permitted.  Dogs must be on a short leash and under the owner’s control at all times.  Pets must not be left alone.  Owners must clean up after their pet.  There is a $100 fine for failure to clean up after your pet. Waste bags are located by the dog park, nature trail, the pool and bathhouses 1, 2 and 3. Children 14 years and younger may not exercise a dog without adult supervision.  No pets permitted in the pool area, playground, pavilion, store, game room, bathhouses or laundromat.  Service animals are welcome.  No visiting dogs permitted.  For pet emergencies call Parkway Veterinary Hospital 609-465-5590 or Ocean View Veterinary Hospital 609-486-5025.

Photographs & Videos From time to time Holly Shores Camping Resort may take photographs and/or videos of our campers and their visitors, including but not limited to our activities and/or special events, to be used in advertising for the campground.  The signing of the Campground Rules Acknowledgment Form upon check-in grants permission to Holly Shores Camping Resort to use any such photographs and/or videos for internal and external advertising purposes, including but not limited to advertising on Holly Shores’ private television station, without payment or compensation. 

Playgrounds:  Open 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM daily.  Please accompany your children at the play areas. 

Pool Holly Shores offers a large heated pool, baby pool with fountain and 2 hot tubs.  Our pool is open mid-May to late September.  There is no lifeguard on duty at the pool. An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany all children under the age of 16 – State Law Sanitary Code & P.L. 1999 Chapter 299.  Do not swim alone, bring a friend.  Our hot tub spas are for adults 18 and older.  Please shower daily before entering the pool.  Children and infants not potty trained must wear approved swimming diapers before entering the pool.  No glass bottles at the pool, no alcoholic beverages, no smoking and no pets permitted in the pool area.

Propane Sales:  Refill service for tanks and RV’s is available for a fee.  See front office for details.

Rental Units We offer beautiful safari glamping tents, tiny houses, ultra deluxe cabins, premium cabins and park models to fit everyone’s needs.  Rentals must be left in a clean condition or a minimum of $100 cleaning fee will be charged.  No smoking in any of the rental units.  A minimum of $250 ionizer cleaning fee will be charged if you smoke in a rental unit.  All rentals require a signed $250 security deposit credit card authorization form at the time of reservation.  Debit cards and gift cards can’t be accepted for security deposits.  Please visit our website to see a complete list of items to bring.  A credit card is required to hold a $20 key deposit at check-in for the rental unit key.  Guests are responsible for keys that are lost during their stay, a $20 fee will be added to your account for each lost key.  

Seasonal and Sun Pass Camping:  Three seasons of family fun mid-April to mid-October.  Visit for more info or ask the front office.

Security Gate & Gate Cards:  Holly Shores Camping Resort is a secure community, operating a card controlled gate system.  A gate card is required to enter the park by vehicle, on your own.  A credit card is required to hold a separate $10 deposit at check-in for your gate card.  Guests are responsible for gate cards that are lost during their stay, a $10 fee will be added to your account for each lost gate card.  All cyclists and pedestrians must stop at the gate prior to entering the campground.  The electronic gate system to enter our campground is powered by a sensor that is activated by your gate card. Once the gate is lifted it remains up until your car has passed through. Only one car/truck, one car/truck towing a trailer/pop-up/5th wheel, one motorcycle, or one individual on a bicycle can pass through the gate at one time.  If you attempt to pass more than 1 vehicle of any type through the gate at one time you are putting yourself and the other party at risk of being harmed. Holly Shores is not responsible for any harm caused by the electronic gate system to your person or party from the result of your misuse of said electronic gate system.

Smoking:  No smoking in any of the rental units.  No smoking inside bathhouses, showers, laundry mat, game room, pavilion, playground, camp store or the swimming pool area.

Speed Limit:  The speed limit is 6 mph while in the park.  Please obey our speed limit for you, your children’s and our camper’s safety.

State Rules & Regulations:  Recreational campgrounds are regulated by the Department of Health and the State of New Jersey.  The rules regulating campgrounds and the behavior of our camping guests are spelled out under N.J.A.C. 8:22-1/1.  Copies of the State Law are available at the office.  Failure to comply with the rules governing the campgrounds may result in your eviction without refund.

Store:  Our campground store is your 1-stop-shop for groceries, ice cream, snacks, camping gear, ice, propane, firewood and more!  Don’t forget your Holly Shores souvenirs!  Services include faxing and copying ($), local attractions info and maps.

Storage:  We offer off-site RV, boat & golf cart storage.  Call 609-886-8858.

Tents:  Tents are not permitted on RV sites.

Theft and Loss:  Campers are responsible for securing their own personal property, including, but not limited to, their campers and contents, vehicles, tents, or any other personal property.  Holly Shores, its owners, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for theft and assume no liability for accidents or damage caused by the Acts of God or other casualty or damage such as, but not limited to, theft or loss of any kind, dog bites, fallen trees, limbs or branches (alive or dead), fires, floods, windstorms, electric outages, explosions, lightning strikes, accidents or vandalism to your camping unit, vehicle or other personal property and/or the personal property of your visitors.  Campers are responsible for having insurance policies on their rigs.

Trash & Recycling:  Please separate your trash and recyclables and place them in the provided receptacles at the maintenance yard area.  Staff can assist you with the location.  Please do not leave trash on your site, especially overnight due to animals going through the bags left out. 

Visitors:  All visitors must register at the office prior to entering the campground.  You may pre-register your visitor at the office prior to their arrival.  Visitor fees are refundable up to 2 hours from the time the visitor checks-in.  Visitors that stay longer than 2 hours have until 11:00 AM the next morning to be in the park.  Visitors planning to stay after 11:00 AM must re-register in order to remain in the park.  Failure to re-register will be an automatic charge to your account for said visitor(s).  Visitors may not check in after 9:00 PM.  After 9:00 PM, overnight visitors must be pre-registered and fees are non-refundable.  Unregistered visitor will be denied entrance after hours.  Visitors fees are non-refundable on Halloween weekends, 10/5-8, 10/12-14, 10/19-21 and 10/26-28.  Visitor’s dogs are not permitted in the park.

Wi-Fi We offer free Wi-Fi at your site and a free Wi-Fi hot spot in our Pavilion.

Holly Shores Management not responsible for errors or omissions.  All events, activities, prices and specials are subject to change without notice.