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January 5, 2022

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington County, NJ

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 5 miles round trip (could paddle further upcreek than we did) Type: Out and back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – could have been a lot worse if we didn’t mostly turn with the ride

Official Website – None Terrain – Tidal creek

Put ins – N 40° 04.925 W 074° 51.038 Parking – Good sized lot at the launch.

Rentals – None

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Halloween morning, I went on my last paddle of the year to close out my first year of owning a kayak.  The body of water for the day?  Assiscunk Creek starting where it joins the Delaware River in [...]

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November 6, 2021

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance: Maybe 0.6 miles total Type: Out and back Difficulty: 1 of 10.

Official Website – https://upperdeerfield.com/Bostwick%20Lake/Bostwick%20Lake.htm Terrain – Pretty little lake

Put ins –  N 39° 31.706 W 075° 16.076 Parking – Two lot areas with plenty of space.

Rentals – None

Description: A pretty little lake in Cumberland County co-owned by Deerfield Township and Hopewell Townships.  This was owned by the five Bostwick Brothers, who owned it from 1927 to 1067. This was bought with money left by local conservationist Frank Stewart back in 1967.  The lake [...]

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August 5, 2019

Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford, NJ to Westville, NJ – 8 miles

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ to River Dr, Westville, Gloucester County, NJ or Brooklawn Community Park, Camden County, NJ Distance: 8 miles from launch to the Delaware River (another 0.7 miles back to the take out) Type: One way Difficulty: 2 of 10 as long as you are with the tide.

Terrain – Wide, tidal river with marshes

Put ins – Old Pine Farms –  39°48’43.23″N,  75° 5’5.77″W (1/4 mile carry in between parking and ramp) – Parking at the end of Rankin Ave in Deptford, NJ

 

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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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