Bass River State Forest is located only an hour from Philadelphia and one hour and a half from the Verrazano Bridge in NYC.
The swim is in the calm and clear waters of Absegami Lake with the start on a well maintained and clean beach area. It will probably be one of your most enjoyable swims.
You will enjoy every segment and finish to a crowd of spectators who can hang out around the picnic tables and playground near the transition area.
The swim is in the calm and clear waters of Absegami Lake with the start on a well maintained and clean beach area. It will probably be one of your most enjoyable swims. The water temperature has always been in the upper sixties for either the spring or the fall event. We strongly recommend you wear a wetsuit. The bike course is primarily right turns on country roads with wide shoulders. The mile run course is a fast flat run with lots of shade and on the roads and paths of the campground area of the Bass River State Park.
From New York City Verrazano Bridge Only 1.5 hours away!!
Take exit 52 on Garden State Parkway
Continue straight onto Route 654
Turn right onto Stage Road and follow signs to the Park.
From Atlantic City
Take exit 50 on Garden State Parkway, make a right onto Route 9 North for 2.3 miles, take a left onto 654 North (follow Park sign on Route 9) for about 2.2 miles, then turn right onto Stage Road and follow signs to the Park.
1: Start out going EAST on S PENN SQ toward S BROAD ST / AVENUE OF THE ARTS / PA-611.
2: Turn LEFT onto S JUNIPER ST
3: Turn RIGHT onto MARKET ST.
4: Turn LEFT onto N 5TH ST.
5: Merge onto I-676 E toward I-95 N (Portions toll).
6: I-676 E becomes I-76 E.
7: Take the US-130 S exit- EXIT 1C- toward BROOKLAWN / WESTVILLE.
8: Merge onto NJ-42 S.
9: NJ-42 S becomes ATLANTIC CITY EXPY S (Portions toll).
10: Merge onto GARDEN STATE PKWY N toward NEW YORK (Portions toll).
11: Take the US-9 N exit- EXIT 50- toward NEW GRETNA / BATSTO VILLAGE.
12: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto US-9.
13: Turn LEFT onto CR-654 / E GREENBUSH RD.
14: Turn RIGHT onto STAGE RD.
We highly encourage you to carpool! There are only 280 spots in the Bass River State Forest parking lots. A satellite parking lot will be available and a shuttle service will be provided when the Bass River State Forest lot reaches capacity.