and Recreation in the Pine Barrens
Crabbing, Fishing, Golf , Hiking
in the rivers of the Pine Barrens and the coastal bays, canoeing
and kayaking are a favorite sport. Many areas, especially
throughout the Wharton State Forest region where the Mullica, Batsto,
West Branch of the Wading and the Oswego flow through, have canoe
rentals available. Some locations, such as Wells
Mills County Parkin Waretown, have canoe and kayak clinics
during the Spring and Summer months. Well-known and reputable, Mick's
Pine Barrens Canoe & Kayak Rental in Chatsworth offers
trips through the beautiful Wading and Oswego Rivers deep in the
Pine Barrens. Canoeing and kayaking on the Barnegat Bay is availabe
through "New Jersey Kayak", located in Barnegat.
See photos of a canoe trip
through the Pines.
Pine Barrens Canoe & Kayak Rental
In Chatsworth, the Capital of the Pines!
"The friendly canoe &
kayak rental service!"
Our full-service facilities include a general store, showers
and changing room, and a gas station!
To make a reservation,
call us toll-free now or
Visit our website!
& Kayak Liveries
1005 Atsion Road, Shamong NJ 08088
New Jersey Kayak
Barnegat NJ 08005
Triple T Canoes
1052 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville NJ 08721
Triple T Canoe Rentals
1034 Locust Road Beachwood, NJ 08722
Pine Barrens Canoe Rental
Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Bel Haven Canoe Rentals
Green Bank NJ 08215
Mullica River Boat Basin
Green Bank NJ 08215
Forked River Outdoor Group (F.R.O.G)
1523 Pershing Avenue, Forked River NJ 08731
Pineland Canoes Inc.
Highway 527 Jackson, NJ 08527
Lenape Park and Canoe
Park Road Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Wading River Campground
RD 2, Box 246 Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Clark's Canoe Rental
201 Hanover Street Pemberton, NJ 08068
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey 08087
TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS: 1 800 648-2227
After you've canoed all day,
relax and spend the night at BAKER'S ACRES!
Acres is a beautiful family campground
set amidst 60 wooded acres on the edge of the NJ Pine Barrens. We
offer a laid back family atmosphere with modern amenities, activities
The rivers in this region are rich
in history and folklore, as well as filled with the wonders of nature
- wildlife, beautiful stands of Atlantic white cedar, and most of
all, the serenity of the Pine Barrens. Water is clean (the "tea-color"
is a result of tannic acid from the roots of cedars lining the river
banks and does not affect the water quality.) and the air is clear.
Wildlife such as otters, beavers, bog turtles, Pine Barren treefrogs,
ospreys, and even occasional bald and golden eagles, might be glimpsed
as the canoe moves silently through the waters - don't forget a waterproof
camera! Vegetation is abundant and includes interesting plants
such as sundews, pitcher plants, rare orchids and curly grass fern.
But please don't disturb these precious plants! Many are endangered
The Mullica, Batsto, Oswego and Wading
Rivers in Burlington County, and Cedar Creek in Ocean County are but
a few favorite canoeing locations, and the Barnegat and Little Egg
Harbor Bays are favorites for kayakers.
blue-claw crab is a seafood lover's delight, and in plentiful supply
in the coastal waters
of the region. Traps can be spotted all over the bays.
These are licensed pots, owned by both private and commercial crabbers.
prefer the "patience" method of crabbing - a chicken neck tied to
a string held in one hand; a crab net in the other. Small hand
traps can also be used.
are lots of docks and piers where crabbing is permitted; my favorite
is Berkeley Island
County Park, east of Route 9 in Berkeley Township, where a long
pier into the Barnegat Bay provides ample space for everyone - and
the crabbing is great! If you can navigate a boat, there are many
spots along the bays and rivers that offer small boat rentals.
new to crabbing, read the introduction to crabbing, as well as regulations,
at the NJDEP
Division of Fish and Wildlife's website.
COURSES NEAR ATLANTIC CITY
of New Jersey's finest golf courses are scattered throughout the Pine
County Golf Course at Atlantis, a public course run
by the County of Ocean, is located in the southern tip of Ocean County.
It is one of the state's finest public courses; the par 72 championship
course designed by Peter Fazio is in top-notch condition. The
rates for County residents are reasonable, and senior discounts apply
on most days.
Creek Golf Course is in the eastern fringe of the Pine
Barrens, in Berkeley Township. This is a municipal course open
to the public.
Acres Golf Course in Stafford Township is a privately-owned
course, but open to the public.
Barrens Golf Course in Jackson Township is a privately owned top-notch
Ridge Golf Course - Lakewood
have fresh (and I mean sashimi) tuna "right off the boa?t"
There is nothing quite like it! Impress your friends and family and
bring home fresh seafood tonight! Ocean County is home to many charter
boats that offer half, full-day and overnight fishing excursions in
the Atlantic Ocean. Here are just a few of them:
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