I live on the Jersey side of the NY White zone.
I've been looking into where I can drive to get to at least a yellow zone.
State parks seem to be the way to go, but I'm getting a bunch of conflicting information.
I called and got through to the Parks Dept at Voorhees (the only open office I found) and they told me that to access any Park after Dusk, I'd need to 'rent' a campsite for the night, but 'don't bother doing that' because you 'absolutely are forbidden' to leave your designated campsite and 'we have patrols'. So 'you can't go wandering off to find a clearing'. He specifically mentioned Jenny Jump and Stokes as having the same policy.
In addition, it seems that 99% of NJ State Parks close completely by October end, yet I read about All Year Round campsites on those very same websites.
I know observing at NJ Parks is a thing, because I read about it on here all the time.
Can anyone with experience interpret the information I have gathered? Because at this point, it seems that State Park observing is 'not a thing'.