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The Great Egg Harbor
Wild & Scenic River
October 27, 1992
The 129-mile designated river corridor meanders through 12 municipalities
and four counties in southern New Jersey on its way to the Great
Egg Harbor Bay.
Home to several threatened and endangered species.
Resting, feeding and breeding areas for waterfowl. Rich history
and scenic vistas.
The Great Egg Harbor River Council was created to work with community
members and the National Park Service in managing the Great Egg
The beautiful Pinelands National Reserve is home to approximately
99 percent of the eligible waterways and adjacent lands designated
as the Great Egg Harbor River corridor. Within this corridor, thirty
miles of relativley undisturbed waterways offer prime spawning areas
for the anadromous fish which feed the growing bald eagle and osprey
populations. Many threatened and endangered species, including Swamp
Pink, Knieskern's beaked-rush, and the Bog Turtle also thrive in
the forests and marshes.
The region's history is as vibrant as its flora
and fauna. Evidence of Lenape Indian villages - established long
before the arrival of Europeans in the early 1700s - can still be
found. And remnants of structures dating back to the Revolutionary
War, including sawmills, glass factories, and brick and tile works,
are also visible in the corridor.