A Truly Special Place

This is truly a special place. It's classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the country’s first National Reserve. It includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over 700,000 permanent residents.

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Features

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Make the most of your trip to the Pinelands

Sightseeing, bird watching and photography are pursuits available throughout the Reserve.

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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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Canoeist's Paradise

Located in the heart of the Pinelands, Wharton State Forest is well known as a canoeist's paradise, with narrow, twisting streams.

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