Starting as a trickle near Berlin, NJ

The River gradually widens as it picks up the waters of 17 tributaries on its way to Great Egg Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Established by Congress in 1992, nearly all of this 129-mile river system rests within the Pinelands National Reserve. This National Park Service unit is unusual in that local jurisdictions continue to administer the lands.

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One of the top 10 spots in North America

One of the top 10 spots in North America for birding. Hawks "funnel" into Cape May each fall, making this the best spot on the East Coast for raptors.

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Experience your America

Discover nearly 400 national parks on the official National Park Service webpage. Some may be closer than you think.

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Nearby Attractions

With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to Great Egg Harbor National wild and Scenic River.

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