Welcome to the Rancocas Creek Water Trail
The Rancocas Creek Water Trail is a 80 mile (128 km) long tidal and non-tidal multi-use water trail connecting people to the Rancocas Creek’s natural environment, its 400 years of maritime heritage and to the communities and creek towns it touches in the Mid-Atlantic’s Southern New Jersey. From the Pine Barrens National Reserve headwaters to paddling on bucolic, placid non-tidal flat-water to paddling on open tidal waters, a variety of paddling and multi-use experiences awaits you. From kayaking, bird-watching, canoeing, fishing, relaxing, camping, hunting and just floating down creek to motorized vessels and jet skis on the Rancocas tidal reaches follow the Rancocas Creek Water Trail to learn what others already know: The Rancocas Creek is a gem, Hidden from Plain Sight.
“What Stands Out” is a partial list of year-round activities and places to visit inside the Rancocas Creek Watershed and are easily accessible from the Water Trail, proper.
Click here for maps of the water trail, creek front communities and other areas to explore and discover.
What Stands Out ?
360 square mile watershed
Native American Sites
1 of the 4 major watersheds of the NJ Pine Barrens and National Reserve, the only watershed that flows West.
400 years of America’s maritime heritage
1.5 hours South of New York City
15 miles from Philadelphia
80 miles of water trails
14 river towns
“Ghost” Towns and the Jersey Devil
Revolutionary War Battles and Skirmishes
“Jersey Fresh” Agriculture, Annual Farm Fair
Mt. Holly Mill Race, Oxbow and Flood Channel
5 camping areas and opportunities
10 canoe and kayak livery’s
Annual Canoe Festivals and Paddle Events
Pine Barrens “Cedar” water. Amber, reddish brown, tea colored
5 interpretative nature centers
6 Burlington County Parks Check out the online interactive map
NJ State Forests and State Parks
Tidal Segment Flows into the Delaware River and Estuary
Texas Phosphorous Plant
NJ Permitted Hunting and Trapping
Swamp Poodle, Main Stem, Riverside
Delanco Crossing and Hawk Island
Delaware River and Estuary
Water Connection to the Ports of Camden and Philadelphia
Year Round Climate
N Branch Mt. Holly High Tide