Scouting Trip for Edwin B. Forsythe NWR Parker Creek and Parker Cove Paddle. The Fall Paddle will take place on Sunday 20 October. Details to be posted. Rentals available.
Meet at Jeffreeze Ice Cream Stand Rt. 9 West Creek at 10 AM. See map of possible/probable paddle route. Participants must be prepared for open tidal marsh paddling. Wide brimmed hat, paddling gloves, drinking water snacks, PFD, hunter safety orange flashing, dress for prevailing weather conditions, pump, whistle, change of dry clothes…
This scouting trip is a precursor to a Paddling Field Trip on 20 October. Expect to see migratory waterfowl, hawks, sand-pipers and more. Paddle will take place rain or shine
Itinerary – 10 AM meet at Ice Cream Stand. Drive to launch, Paddle 5-6 miles round trip depending on weather conditions. Paddle will take 4-5 hours, be prepared accordingly. Return to launch late afternoon. Return to Jeffreeze Ice Stand.
This paddle allows folks to get up into NJ’s wonderful tidal marshes that are found 14 miles East of the Headwaters of the Rancocas Creek Watershed.
Map of Forsythe
Link to Forsythe
Link to Save Barnegat Bay