Lumberton has been since the 1600’s the head of navigation on the South Branch of the Rancocas. Besides shipping products to Port of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War, Lumberton was a trans-shipment point for Pine Barrens iron products. There was at one time an old mill and iron forge on the Creek. Shoe factories, a small ship-yard, mill, stores, post-office and more were found in and about Lumberton. Today there is free public kayak access point to the Rancocas Creek, South Branch. Access is gated so follow posted hours. One of the nicest paddles on the Rancocas is from the Lumberton Ramp to the Hainesport Launch. About 2-3 hours car to car.