Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River

 

Contact Information:

Great Egg Harbor River
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597-9175

Additional Information:
Official Park Page

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Gone Fishin: The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey
The Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey
50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May
Birds of New Jersey: Field Guide


Great Egg Harbor RiverStarting as a trickle near Berlin, NJ, the Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River gradually widens as it picks up the waters of 17 tributaries on its way to Great Egg Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Established by Congress in 1992, nearly all of this 129-mile river system rests within the Pinelands National Reserve.

This National Park Service unit is unusual in that local jurisdictions continue to administer the lands. The National Park Service manages the designated river in partnership with the State of New Jersey, four counties, and twelve municipalities to protect the corridor's valuable natural and cultural values for present and future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Activities along the river include canoeing, kayaking, sailboating, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and camping.