Rancocas Creek & Watershed: Wet, Wild, and Wonderful

Please enjoy with our compliments a photo album of the Rancocas Creek Water Trails.

Explore a 360 square mile watershed with 80-plus miles of water trails spanning exemplary tidal and non-tidal reaches of South Jersey’s western plain. Enjoy kayaking out of the Pine Barrens, a green and blue repository of “wet and wild” along the southern reaches of the Delaware River Valley. Glide through backwaters traversing the Rancocas Greenway past municipal, county and state parks. Here one can escape the super-charged maelstrom of daily life. Float along the tide through the Rancocas Natural Area, with some of the region’s remaining wild rice fields. Cruise across old cranberry bogs or travel into historic Smithville Village, headquarters to Burlington County Parks, and home to a 19th century industrial village. Explore the confluence of the Creek’s north and south branches at dusk, as sunset fades into moonlit nights with refreshing breezes rippling through tranquil tidal marshlands. Enjoy discovery along this emerald and amber gem of a waterway that is hiding in plain sight.

Photo guide presents a few of the different areas and paddling tours explorers can enjoy. Due to the tides, daily excursions are tailored accordingly. Launch sites and landings at Mt. Holly, Westampton, Lumberton, and Hainesport allow paddlers an opportunity to capture the tide for a fun and memorable experience. Check out our website and paddling book. And please remember that we are fully committed to your safety throughout your day on what we believe is one of the best recreational secrets in the Garden State.

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