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Places to Fish - Rivers and Streams

Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs Page
Delaware River Access

The portions of streams and rivers listed below are owned by various government agencies and public access is assured. Of the approximately 8,600 miles of freshwater streams in the state, these represent only a small percent; however these waters should provide stretches of uninterrupted "hassle free" fishing.

The print version of the Places to Fish booklet, which contains additional information, including species found and fishing quality, is currently out of stock. However, a printable PDF version is available on this website:
Places to Fish - Streams (PDF, 185kb)

License agents can also help you find productive local fishing sites.

For a list of publicly owned access sites on the Delaware River contact the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries at P.O. Box 394, Lebanon, NJ 08833 or call 908-236-2118. The list is available on line as well:
Delaware River Boat Access Sites

Click for information on accessible sites for people with a disabling condition.

There are separate pages of access points on trout waters listed by county and alphabetically.

Waters are grouped by county:
Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cumberland
Essex
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren
STREAM AREA NEAREST TOWN LENGTH (mi.) AVG. WIDTH (ft.)
Atlantic County
Mullica River Wharton St. Forest Sweetwater-Jackson 14.0 150

Bergen County
Ramapo River Ramapo Valley Reservation Mahwah 1.0 70
Saddle River Saddle River Park Ridgewood 0.5 30
Saddle River Lake St. Park Upper Saddle River 0.3 12

Burlington County
Batsto River Wharton St. Forest Quaker Bridge-Batsto 5.0 30
Mullica River Wharton State Forest Sweetwater-Jackson 14.0 150
Oswego River Wharton State Forest Jenkins Neck 2.5 30
Rancocas Creek Mill Cr. Park Delran 1.0 200
Rancocas Cr. N/Br. Smithville Co. Park Mount Holly 2.0 50
Rancocas Cr. N/Br. Rancocas St. Park Rancocas 2.0 50
Rancocas Cr. S/Br. Rancocas St. Park Rancocas 2.0 35
Wading River Wharton St. Forest Washington-Speedwell 4.3 30

Camden County
Great Egg Harbor River Winslow WMA Sicklerville 2.0 15

Cumberland County
Buckshutem Creek Edward G. Bevans WMA Laurel Lake 3.7 20
Cohansey River Bridgeton City Park Bridgeton 1.3 30
Manamuskin River Peaslee WMA Bennets Mill 4.2 20
Maurice River Sharp St. Rec. Area Millville 1.3 60
Maurice River Vineland Twp. Property Malaga 2.2 20
Menantico Creek Menatico WMA Millville 1.0 15

Essex County
Passaic River West Essex Co. Park Livingston-W. Caldwell 17.0 95

Hunterdon County
Black Brook Clinton WMA Norton 0.5 6
Capoolong Creek Capoolong WMA Pittstown-Landsdown 4.0 10
D&R Feeder Canal D&R Canal Park Raven Rock-Lambertville 8.4 40
Lockatong Creek Lockatong Preserve Rosemont 1.0 18
Mulhockaway Creek Clinton WMA Norton 0.3 10
Musconetcong River Musconetcong Gorge Bloomsbury-Warren Glen 3.5 70
Musconetcong River Musconetcong River WMA Penwell/Port Murray 1.0 60
Musconetcong River Musconetcong River WMA Bloomsbury 0.5 80
Raritan River S/Br. South Branch Linear Park Clinton-Flemington 8.0 40
Raritan River S/Br. Ken Lockwood Gorge WMA Califon-High Bridge 2.5 20
Raritan River S/Br. Califon Park Califon 0.3 67

Mercer County
Assunpink Creek Van Ness Refuge Dutch Neck 0.5 30
D & R Canal D & R Canal Park Trenton-Kingston 14.0

30

D & R Feeder Canal D & R Canal Park Lambertville-West Trenton 8.0

40

Middlesex County
D & R Canal D & R Canal Park New Brunswick-Kingston 20.0

30

Monmouth County
Assunpink Creek Assunpink WMA Roosevelt 2.0

20

Manasquan River Allaire St. Park Squankum 2.5 35
Manasquan River Howell Park Golf Course Farmingdale 1.0 35
Manasquan River Manasquan WMA Herbertsville 1.3 60
Mingamahone Br. Allaire St. Park Squankum 1.0 19
Shark River Shark River Park Glendola 2.0 15

Morris County
Black River Black River WMA Ironia-Chester 4.5 12
Black River Black River Park Milltown-Hackelbarney 0.8 12
Black (Lamington) River Hackelbarney St. Park Pottersville 1.3 18
Electric Brook Camp Washington Park Long Valley 0.3 8
India Brook Mendham Twp. Park Mendham 1.3 8
Passaic River Passaic River Park Chatham 2.4 95
Raritan River S/Br. Claremont Section Long Valley 1.1 44
Raritan River S/Br. Bartley-Flanders Rd. Access Flanders 0.3 27
Rockaway River Berkshire Valley WMA Berkshire Valley 2.0 32
Rockaway River Rockaway River WMA Berkshire Valley 2.4 30

Ocean County
Metedeconk River-S/Br. Carasaljo Park Lakewood 0.6 19
Metedeconk River-S/Br. Ocean Co. Park Lakewood 0.4 19
Toms River Tree Farm Jackson 1.2 24

Passaic County
Cooleys Brook A.S. Hewitt St. Forest Browns 3.0 10
Green Brook A.S. Hewitt St. Forest Browns 2.0 10
Posts Brook Norvin Green St. Forest Bloomingdale 3.0 10
Ringwood River Ringwood Manor St. Park Ringwood 1.0 33
Wanaque River Wanaque WMA Awosting 1.6 44
Wanaque River Greenwood Lake St. Park Hewitt 3.4 44

Salem County
Muddy River Parvin St. Park Centerton 2.0 25

Somerset County
Passaic River Lord Stirling Park Basking Ridge 1.3 20
Raritan River Duke Island Park Raritan 1.0 100
Raritan River N/Br. Chipman Tract Branchburg Park 0.3 30
Raritan River N/Br. North Branch Park North Branch-Branchburg Park 0.8 25

Sussex County
Flatbrook High Point St. Park Tuttles Corner 3.0 26
Flatbrook Stokes St. Forest Tuttles Corner 3.2 26
Flatbrook Walpack WMA Haney’s Mill 2.1 42
Flatbrook Flatbrook-Roy WMA Bevans 4.1 42
Flatbrook D.W.G.N.R.A. Walpack Center-Flatbrookville 15.0 42
Franklin Pd. Creek Hamburg Mt. WMA Franklin 2.3 12
Little Flatbrook Flatbrook –Roy Bevans 1.5 16
Little Flatbrook Hainesville WMA Hainesville 0.3 16
Parker Brook Stokes St. Forest Tuttles Corner 1.5 17
Pequest River Whittingham WMA Springdale 1.6 15
Pochuck Creek Wawayanda S.P. Vernon 1.0 30
Stony Brook Stokes St. Forest Tuttles Corner 1.3 9
Tuttles Corner Br. Stokes St. Forest Tuttles Corner 2.2 13
Van Campens Br. D.W.G.N.R.A. Millbrook 2.0 10
Wallkill River Wallkill NWR Quarryville 9.0 80
Wawayanda Cr. Wawayanda St. Park Cherry Ridge 2.0 25

Union County
Green Brook Watchung Reservation Scotch Plains 1.0 12
Passaic River Passaic River Park New Providence 8.5 95
Rahway River Rahway River Parkway Cranford-Rahway 6.5 25
Rahway River Lenape Park Springfield-Cranford 3.5 18

Warren County
Dunnfield Creek Worthington St. Forest Pahaquarry 3.5 17
Musconetcong River Stevens St. Park Hackettstown 4.5 68
Musconetcong River Rt. 57 Hackettstown 1.0 68
Musconetcong River Asbury Asbury 1.4 80
Musconetcong River Hampton Butler Park 0.3 70
Musconetcong River Musconetcong River WMA Penwell 0.5 60
Oxford Furnace Br. Pequest WMA Pequest 0.9 12
Pequest River Pequest WMA Buttzville 0.5 70
Pequest River Pequest WMA Townsbury-Pequest 4.3 68
VanCampens Br. D.W.G.N.R.A. Millbrook 4.5 15

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