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July 22, 2018

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Blackwood Lake Dam to Old Pine Farms

 

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Blackwood Lake Dam, Blackwood, NJ to Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance: 1.3 Type: One way Difficulty: 10 of 10.

Terrain – Narrow, tidal river with marshes

Put ins – Blackwood Lake Dam –  39°48’8.50″N,  75° 4’24.41″W

Put downriver of Blackwood Lake Dam

Pull outs – Old Pine Farms –  39°48’43.23″N,  75° 5’5.77″W

Pull out Old Pine Farm. ( Picture from 2015 )

 

 

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August 9, 2017

Rancocas Creek Paddle- Pemberton to Mt Holly – 8 miles

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.

Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks

Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek

Put in – Birmingham Road –  39°58’45.17″N,  74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail

Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]

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July 18, 2017

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May, NJ

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May Lower Township, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3 3/4 miles total Time – Took us 2 hours total Type – Out-and-back paddle Difficulty: 3 of 10 – low bridges.  Potential for tide issues. Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Tidal marshes

Put ins (these are less than a tenth of a mile apart): Spicer’s Creek Boat Ramp – 38 57.046 ` 74 54.593 Miss Chris Marina (if renting from them, which we did) –  38°57’0.56″N,  74°54’38.30″W

Take outs: Same

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October 8, 2016

Wishbone Trail paddle – Rancocas Creek – Mt. Holly to Hainsport, NJ

Wishbone Trail – Rancocas Creek National Water Trail paddle – Mt. Holly to Hainsport, Burlington County, NJ Distance – roughly 8 miles Time – usually 3 to 4 hours (took us just over 3) Type – down the North Branch of Rancocas Creek, then up the South branch! Difficulty:  7 of 10 (for paddling against the current the last mile and a half) Total score: 10 of 10

Website – Ranococas Creek National Water Trail (proposed) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – the river passes through the middle of town, as well as through forests and swamps.

Launches –  Mount Holly – Launch at 39°59’24.58″N, [...]

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