Like Batsto Village, Atsion was once a thriving iron community.
Atsion also had life as a "planned community", and as the "Atsion
Farm" of Joseph Wharton. Reminders of Atsion’s past are visible on the
east side of US 206.
Atsion is now a part of Wharton
State Forest. It was a part of the New Jersey’s purchase of the Wharton
Tract in the mid 1950"s.
Today the Atsion Recreational Center and lake serve as the focal
point of Atsion. The following recreational facilities are available:
Bathing is permitted from Memorial Day until Labor
Day with lifeguards on duty (fee).
For additional information please call or visit:
Atsion Office: 609-268-0444
Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088
Camping is also available at Atsion. For camping information, please click on
the camping and hiking link, above.