“Pemberton, a Good Stream” is the title of Malsbury and Olsen, 1976. Indeed the Rancocas is. Pemberton located Creek Mile 0.0 to Creek Mile 6.0 allows classic, pleasant Pine Barren’s paddling. Serpentine, winding, straights, incised marl banks, forests, heritage, wildlife, flora and fauna and much, much more.
Pemberton is more then these huge differences in socio-economics. Pemberton, Pemberton Borough, Browns Mills, New Lisbon, Fort-Dix/Lakehurst/MacGuire AFB, Whitesbog heritage is traced here back to the 1600’s. The economy was anchored in farming and agriculture. By the 1700’s, the New Mills Company had a gristmill, sawmill, timber landing, dam, mill pond, two taverns and a “steady flow of visitors. (Marsbury and Olsen, 1976).
Today when paddling stop in Pemberton or Browns Mills. Clarks Canoe Rental is found the Pemberton Portage on Hanover Street. The old Mill remains standing firm besides the N Branch. Expect blowdowns on the creek between Pemberton and Mt. Holly.
Tip of the hat to Mike and Lettia and numerous others for helping put together the Pemberton segment.
Very nice Bed and Breakfast in Pemberton, 2 blocks up hill from the creek side landing. Support Local Business, an exemplary place to chill.
DO NOT PADDLE IN THE JOINT BASE-DO NOT PADDLE IN THE JOINT BASE (Fort Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst)