New Jersey

River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Albertson Brook Atlantic, Camden Pa. Railroad to confluence with Nescochague 6 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Alquatka Branch Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Mullica River 3 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Back Creek Cumberland Husted Landing to Back Creek Point 5 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Ballinger Creek Ocean Route 9 to confluence with Mullica 4 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Bass River Ocean From 2 miles upstream to confluence with Mullica 2 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Batsto River (Pine Barrens River System) Burlington Hampton Furnance to Mullica River 15 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Beaver Run Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Wading River 3 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Berrys Creek Bergen South of Route 3 to confluence with the Hackensack River 2 Recreation-(The closest, sparsely developed river within a metropolitan population center of approximately 8 million persons.) Recreational Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Cave Cabin Branch Ocean Headwaters to confluence with North Branch Forked River 3 Botanic-(Within and representative of the unique Pine Barrens area. Corridor includes Bottomland Hardwood Forest and Evergreen Shrub Bog, including stands of significant and rare Atlantic white cedar.) Wild-(Huge undeveloped expanses of ecologically significant salt water tidal marsh are within and adjacent to the area.) Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Cedar Creek Ocean Headwaters to Bamber Lake then Bamber Lake to transmission line crossing above Double Trouble dam 9 Cultural, Historic, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Cedar Creek Ocean From route 9 crossing to Lanoka Harbor 1 Cultural, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Cedar Creek Cumberland South of Cedarville to mouth 6 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Cedar Creek Ocean From dam above Double Trouble to Route 9 crossing 6 Cultural, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Chamberlain Branch Ocean Headwaters to Bamber Lake 6 Historic, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Cohansey River Cumberland Rocaps Run to Delaware Bay 17 Historic-(Segment includes the Greenwich National Historic District, a town which contributed to development of middle colonies through shipping and trade.) Wild-(Segment flows through one of the most inaccessible and undisturbed salt marshes in the section.) Historic, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Daniels Branch Ocean Headwaters to confluence with Cedar Creek 3 Historic, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Dark Branch Ocean Headwaters to from confluence with Maple Root Branch 2 Recreation-(One of the most popular canoeable streams within the Pine Barrens.) Recreational, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Deep Run Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Springers Brook 4 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Delaware River (Delaware River/Bay System) Salem, New Castle Salem Nuclear Power Plant to Delaware Bay 6 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Delaware Bay 1982 DE
Dennis Creek Cape May Headwaters in the Great Cedar Swamp to mouth 9 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Dividing Creek Cumberland Tom's Bridge to mouth 11 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Factory Branch Ocean Headwaters to confluence with Cedar Creek 8 Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Fishing Creek Salem Alloway Creek Neck Road to Storm Inlet 2 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Forked River, North Branch Ocean Confluence with Cave Cabin Brnach to Garden State Parkway 5 Botanic-(Within and representative of the unique Pine Barrens area. Corridor includes Bottomland Hardwood Forest and Evergreen Shrub Bog, including stands of significant and rare Atlantic white cedar.) Wild-(Huge undeveloped expanses of ecologically significant salt water tidal marsh are within and adjacent to the area.) Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Great Brook Morris Silver Lake Confluence with the Passaic River 6 Botanic-(Segment is adjacent to the Great Swamp, a National Natural Landmark and National Wildlife Refuge.) Other Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Great Egg Harbor River Camden Williamstown New Freedom Road to New Brooklyn Lake 3 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Recreational, Other Great Egg Harbor 1982/ 1992
Great Swamp Branch Atlantic Reservoir at Myrtle Avenue to confluence with Nescochaque Creek 4 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Hackensack River Bergen, Hudson South of Route 3 to Penn Central R.R. crossing 3 Recreation-(The closest, sparsely developed river within a metropolitan population center of approximately 8 million persons.) Recreational Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Hope Creek Salem Headwaters to mouth southeast of the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station 5 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Hospitality Brook Burlington Hog Wallow Bogs to confluence with West Branch Wading River 2 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Lamington-Black River Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon Randolph to confluence with North Branch Raritan River 25 Recreation-(The closest, sparsely developed river within 50 miles of a population center of approximately 8 million.) Recreational Raritan 1982
Landing Creek Atlantic Oken Street to confluence with Mullica 5 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Little Creek Salem Headwaters to mouth at Mad Horse Creek 4 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Little Hauken Run Burlington Hog Wallow Bogs to confluence with Hospitality Brook 2 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Long Brook Ocean Headwaters to confluence with Toms River 3 Recreation-(One of the most popular canoeable streams within the Pine Barrens.) Recreational, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Mad Horse Creek Salem Mouth to headwaters of Little Creek and Turner Fork 4 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Maple Root Branch Ocean From confluence with Dark Branch to confluence with Toms River 3 Recreation-(One of the most popular canoeable streams within the Pine Barrens.) Recreational, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Mullica River Atlantic, Camden, Burlington Headwaters to Great Bay 49 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Nacote Creek Atlantic Confluence with Mattix Run to confluence with Mullica River 4 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Nantuxent Creek Cumberland Downstream from Newport to mouth 5 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Nescochague Creek Atlantic Great Swamp Branch and Albertson Brook Branch to confluence with Mullica River 6 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Newbolds Branch Ocean Headwaters to confluence with Cedar Creek 3 Historic, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Oranoaken Creek Cumberland Headwaters in Bear Swamp to mouth 10 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Oswego River Burlington Sim Place Reservoir to confluence of West Branch Wading River and the Wading River 15 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Passaic River Morris, Essex Morris Turnpike to Mt Pleasant Ave. 7 Recreation-(Segment is extremely accessible by public roads and is in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations within the NY metro area.) Recreational Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Passaic River Morris, Essex Rt. 80 to Two Bridges Rd. 11 Botanic-(Segment flows through a relict marsh and swamp portion of Lake Passaic, the large glacial lake of the Wisconsin period.) Other Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Passaic River Morris Osborn Mills to Route 78 8 Botanic-(Segment is adjacent to the Great Swamp, a National Natural Landmark and National Wildlife Refuge.) Other Hackensack-Passaic 1982
Penn Swamp Branch Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Batsto River 4 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Pine Creek Atlantic Reservoir below Weekstown to confluence with Mullica 2 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Roberts Branch Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Skit Branch 5 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Salem River Salem 2 miles upstream from Courses Landing to Salem 20 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Skit Branch Burlington Headwaters to confluence with Batsto 6 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Sleeper Branch Atlantic Reservoir below Route 206 to confluence with Mullica 6 Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Wild-(Within an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Historic-(National Register village at Batso.) Historic, Recreational, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Springers Brook Burlington Indian Mills Brook to confluence with Deep Run 7 Hydrologic-( Most of the region is drained by rather closely spaced and somewhat parallel streams flowing to barrier bays along the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Delaware Bay. Streams in the Pinelands are typically slow moving and shallow due to very low topographic gradient. The unusual brown or so-called tea colored appearance of the stream waters results from the abundance of an organic iron complex, which is derived from the oxidation of iron ions dissolved in groundwater and mixed with decomposing plant by-products at the surface. Rivers help to maintain the quality of the adjacent barrier bays which in turn maintain the aquatic nursery and spawning areas of the region. The fact that most streams and the groundwater aquifers in the Pinelands are still low in nutrients (or unpolluted) makes these areas (and the region) unusual. Wild-(Rivers and river segments flow through an area which is the most extensive wildland tract in the Middle Atlantic Seaboard region.) Historic-(System includes river-related National Register sites such as Batsto Village and National Historic Districts such as the Double Trouble area.) Recreation-(System is in unique proximity and accessible to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Camden NJ, and Wilmington, DE. Certain river segments are unique in that they are canoeable the entire year.) Scenic-( Hardwood forest streams, bog-freshwater marsh areas and white cedar streams. These areas are 3 of the top 4 Pinelands landscapes most preferred by the public as scenery.) Cultural-( These river areas, identified as the most preferred of all Pinelands cultural landscape types, include Sim Place, Quaker Bridge, Hampton and numerous other cranberry bogs.) Botanic-(White cedar swamps, bogs, cranberry bogs and freshwater marshes. The characteristic pattern of this vegetation is directly linked to stream flow quantity and quality. These areas serve as the habitat for at least 4 rare or endangered plant species.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Stow Creek Salem, Cumberland South of Mickles Mill to mouth 16 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Toms River Ocean Bridge crossing northeast of Cassville (W. Veteran Hwy) to Central railroad bridge 13 Recreation-(One of the most popular canoeable streams within the Pine Barrens.) Recreational, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Tulpehocken Creek Burlington Headwaters to confluence with West Branch Wading River 8 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Turner Fork Salem Headwaters to mouth at Mad Horse Creek 2 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982
Wading River Burlington From confluence with West Branch Wading River and Oswego River to confluence with Mullica River 10 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Wading River, West Branch Burlington Tulpehocken Creek to confluence with Wading River 8 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Recreational Mullica-Toms 1982
Wading River, West Branch Burlington Near Rt. 563 after second crossing with segment to confluence with West Branch Wading River at Tulpehocken Creek confluence 11 Recreation-(Unique proximity to significant urban population centers in Philadelphia, Trenton, Camden and Wilmington.) Botanic-(Area includes representatives of all significant features of Pine Barrens natural phenomenon.) Other Mullica-Toms 1982
Webbs Mill Branch Ocean Headwaters to confluence with Chamberlain Branch 6 Historic, Other Mullica-Toms 1982
West Creek Cumberland, Cape May Pickle Factory Pond to mouth 6 The Delaware River-Bay System represents an example of undeveloped rivers in a regionally unique estuarine area. The area in total is composed of several distinct subareas which in combination form a highly exemplary, productive and important river mouth estuarine system. The area is the least developed of 16 similar identified areas in the northeast. Geologic-(The main segment of the Delaware River is an outstanding and unique example of a high order drowned river mouth.) Cultural-(Rivers and river segments include remnants of the once productive and unique Middle Atlantic fishing industry.) Recreation-(System is accessible and in unique proximity to high concentrations of urban populations in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Camen NJ.) Wild-(River and river segment corridors are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Hydrologic-(The Delaware River segment is a unique, sparsely developed, high order, tidal river area.) Wildlife-(Areas within and adjacent to the river corridors are important nesting, feeding, migrating, and wintering sites for waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway.) Cultural, Fish, Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Cohansey-Maurice 1982

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