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Wildlife Management Areas

arrow Habitat Work to Continue At Sparta Mt. WMA
arrow Forest Management Activities At Weldon Brook WMA To Benefit Imperiled Species
arrow New Pleasant Run WMA Now Open To Public Access
arrow Young Forest Habitat Creation Continues at Sparta Mt. WMA
arrow The Riegelsville boat ramp remains closed for replacement project; to reopen in spring 2014.
arrow The Three Bridges area on Mountain Road within the Flatbrook-Roy Wildlife Management Area is closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely. The decision to close the road was made based on concerns from Department of Transportation engineers regarding the structural integrity of the bridges. The area is accessible via foot and parking is along Mountain Road before the bridge closures. The public can also use alternate routes via Roy Bridge on Rt. 615 or Brook Road from Rt. 560. (View map)

The table below lists all state Wildlife Management Areas as of March, 2014. At that time there were approximately 344,500 acres in 121 areas. New properties and additions to existing properties are continually being added. (In addition, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) maintains four (4) areas for public fish and wildlife associated recreation activities under the terms of State of New Jersey hunting and fishing permits. See below.)

Clicking on a WMA name opens a topographic map of the area in a new tab/window. Maps are in PDF format and have been compressed to reduce file size and download time.

For higher resolution print or PDF format maps of the WMAs, or for more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management at 609-984-0547 or e-mail WMAMAPS@dep.state.nj.us. Include a mailing address if requesting print maps.

Maps showing area roads are also available on the Wildlife Management Areas - Road Maps page.

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Areas - feature article
Capital Funded Projects

Name of Tract County Acreage Acquired by Division of Fish and Wildlife Acreage Acquired Through
1961-2009
Green Acres Bond Acts
Acreage Acquired Through Waterfowl Stamp Program Total Acreage as of
March, 2014
Abbotts Meadow 2.4mb Salem   1,376.65 84.33 1,460.98
Absecon 4.0mb Atlantic 2,910.20 815.24 56.81 3,782.25
Alexauken Creek 1.2mb Hunterdon   689.24   689.24
Alpha Grasslands Preserve ***** 3.7mb Warren   128.00   128.00
Amwell Lake 460kb Hunterdon 21.66 63.75    85.41
Andaloro 3.6mb Gloucester   53.00   53.00
Assunpink 3.2mb Monmouth   6,373.44   6,373.44
Baldwin Lake 135kb Mercer 36.94 10.39   47.33
Bear Swamp 1.7mb Sussex   2,927.81   2,927.81
Beaver Brook 505kb Warren   606.92   606.92
Beaver Swamp North 980kb South 1.3mb Cape May   2,930.69   2,930.69
Belvidere Access 345kb Warren   7.15   7.15
Berkshire Valley 3.6mb Morris 1,147.00 883.33   2,030.33
Black River 4.1mb Morris   3,077.77   3,077.77
Buckhorn Creek 4.0mb Warren   682.94   682.94
Buckshutem 2.5mb Article Cumberland   4,003.40   4,003.40
Budd Lake 480kb Morris     80.00 80.00
Butterfly Bogs 395kb Ocean 103.19 62.64   165.83
Cape Island North 435kb South 1.4mb Cape May 7.86 310.58 97.01 415.45

Cape May Coastal Wetlands Cape May 3.7mb Cape May Courthouse 3.9mb Marmora 2.5mb Sea Isle City 2.6mb Wildwood 4.3mb

Cape May 876.42 13,324.18 3,192.58 17,393.18
Capoolong Creek 510kb Hunterdon   67.61   67.61
Cedar Lake 355kb Atlantic   329.18   329.18
Cedarville Ponds 370kb Cumberland   42.18   42.18
Clarks Pond 565kb Cumberland 163.88 37.31   201.19
Clinton East 4.0mb West 3.8mb Hunterdon 850.00 1,171.17   2,021.17
Cohansey River 1.0mb Cumberland   992.94   992.94
Colliers Mills 680kb Ocean 9,688.18 3,134.37   12,822.55
Columbia 4.0mb Warren   1,098.07   1,098.07
Cox Hall Creek 1.0mb Cape May   315.66   315.66
Culvers Brook Access 460kb Sussex   4.13   4.13
Dennis Creek 2.4mb Cape May 1,325.85 6,177.90 544.15 8,047.90
Dix 1.5mb Cumberland 913.17 3,236.65 149.00 4,298.82
D.O.D. Ponds **** 475kb Salem   335.54   335.54
Egg Island 450kb Cumberland 6,247.75 2,585.14 159.02 8,991.91
Elmer Lake 1.7mb Salem 172.50 231.30   385.80
Featherbed Lane 1.6mb Salem   190.65   190.65
Flatbrook-Roy 1.3mb Sussex 2,090.47     2,090.47
Forked River Mt.** 1.1mb Ocean   4,370.07   4,370.07
Fortescue 505kb Cumberland   1,160.52
137.40
1,297.92
Gibson Creek
Incorporated into Maple Lake WMA
Glassboro 685kb Gloucester 2,341.95 50.95   2,392.90
Great Bay Boulevard 420kb Ocean 3,789.63 1,727.46 449.33 5,966.42
Great Egg Harbor River - Buena Vista 1 390kb Buena Vista 2 365kb Folsom 640kb Hamilton 415kb Hamilton So. 400kb Weymouth 1.1mb Atlantic   5,489.80   5,489.80
Greenwood Forest 455kb Ocean 9,863.37 22,284.89   32,148.26
Gum Tree Corner 500kb Salem/Cumberland   1,194.70
13.04
1,207.74
Hackettstown Hatchery 690kb Warren 231.24 3.94   235.18
Hainesville 620kb Sussex 281.50 362.34   643.84
Hamburg Mountain 2.3mb Sussex 2,357.60 1,286.45   3,644.05

Hammonton Creek East 640kb West 1.7mb

Atlantic   4,024.75   4,024.75
Harmony Access 2.5mb Warren   26.88   26.88
Harrisonville Lake 395kb Salem/Gloucester   213.20   213.20
Heislerville 510kb Cumberland 2,680.07 2,969.33 1,560.51 7,209.91
Higbee Beach * 2.5mb Information Cape May 196.00 927.30   1123.30
Holland Church Access 1.9mb Hunterdon   21.49   21.49
Honey Run 700kb Warren   134.08   134.08
Hummers Beach Access 1.0mb Warren   3.20   3.20
Imlaystown Lake 1.0mb Monmouth   30.00   30.00
Ken Lockwood Gorge 1.4mb Hunterdon 109.00 389.76   498.76
Knowlton Access 830kb Warren   14.20   14.20
Little Flatbrook Access 670kb Sussex   6.57   6.57
Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve ****** 760kb Cape May   378.99   378.99
Lockatong 2.4mb Hunterdon   579.42   579.42
Logan Pond 445kb Gloucester 11.95 75.00   86.95
Mad Horse Creek 2.9mb Salem 4,409.65 4,335.55 573.60 9,318.80
Makepeace Lake 265kb Atlantic   11,541.12   11,541.12
Malibu Beach 3.0mb Atlantic   95.70   95.70
Manahawkin 575kb Ocean 964.96 677.04   1,642.00
Manasquan River 4.0mb Ocean/Monmouth   744.33   744.33
Manchester 940kb Ocean 2,300.00 1,502.00   3,802.00
Mantua Creek 435kb Gloucester   107.33   107.33
Maple Lake 1.1mb Atlantic   4,848.60   4,848.60
Maskells Mill Pond 1.6mb Salem 56.90 1,055.28   1,112.18
Medford 555kb Burlington 214.07     214.07
Menantico Ponds 750kb Cumberland 295.90 178.24   474.14
Millville (Bevans) 695kb Lake Audrey Location Map Cumberland 11,724.63 4,431.74
102.63
16,259.00
Musconetcong River Bethlehem 4.0mb Butlers Park 730kb Hackettstown 815kb Holland 1.7mb Lebanon 3.5mb Pohatcong 1.2mb Washington 835kb Hunterdon/Morris/Warren   1,555.98   1,555.98
Nantuxent 850kb Cumberland 787.36 169.20 237.84 1,194.40
Navesink River 225kb Monmouth   66.93   66.93
New Sweden 420kb Cumberland 817.96 541.10 1,325.29 2,684.35
Oyster Creek Access 460kb Ocean   14.11   14.11
Paulinskill River 3.8mb Sussex   2,403.00   2,403.00
Peaslee 1.4mb Cumberland/Cape May 9,642.78 24,243.69   33,886.47
Pemberton Lake 385kb Burlington
81.75
    81.75
Penbryn Pond 745kb Camden   354.63   354.63
Pennsauken Access 1.3mb Camden   0.68   0.68
Pequest 3.8mb Warren 203.66 4,760.76   4,964.42
Pleasant Run 970kb Burlington/Mercer/Monmouth   500.00   500.00
Pohatcong Creek 1.4mb Warren   129.54   129.54
Point Pleasant Fishing Access 3.6mb Ocean 6.60     6.60
Pork Island 3.3mb Atlantic   616.04  251.16 867.20
Port Republic 710kb Atlantic   1,452.91   1,452.91
Prospertown Lake 1.2mb Ocean 122.17 614.69   736.86
Raccoon Creek 1.4mb Gloucester   272.74   272.74
Rainbow Lake 445kb Salem   91.12   91.12
Ratzman Access 345kb Warren 7.42     7.42
Rockaway River 4.0mb Morris   3,667.16   3,667.16
Rockport 3.8mb Pheasant Farm Warren 369.81 904.59   1,274.40
Rowands Pond 1.1mb Camden 12.98     12.98
Salem River Mannington East 1.2mb Mannington West 2.9mb Salem 580kb Woodstown 3.4mb Salem   3,230.40   3,230.40
Sawmill Creek *** 3.7mb Bergen/Hudson 727.00     727.00
Sedge Islands 540kb Ocean   192.33   192.33
South Branch Catanzaretti 4.0mb Merck 3.0mb North 3.1mb Rockaway Creek 2.2mb South 3.3mb Hunterdon/Morris   1,946.51   1,946.51
Sparta Mountain 4.2mb Sussex   3,461.20   3,461.20
Spicers Creek Access 555kb Cape May 4.70 12.90    17.60
Splitrock Reservoir Access 315kb Morris       --
Stafford Forge 680kb Ocean   11,925.93   11,925.93
Swan Bay 590kb Burlington   3,096.91 501.04 3,597.95
Thundergut Pond 2.2mb Salem   2,191.06   2,191.06
Trout Brook 4.5mb Sussex   1,843.60   1,843.60
Tuckahoe (MacNamara) 740kb Cape May/Atlantic 12,377.00 3,320.80 1,385.30 17,083.10
Turkey Swamp 2.7mb Monmouth 1,500.00 2,432.00   3,932.00
Union Lake 2.0mb Cumberland/Salem   5,032.89   5,032.89
Upper Barnegat Bay 1.7mb Ocean   314.34 42.70 357.04
Van Nest Refuge 1.6mb Mercer 98.00     98.00
Wading River 410kb Burlington   159.26   159.26
Walpack 785kb Sussex 387.54     387.54
Wanaque Passaic Property Transferred to Div. of Parks and Forestry
Weldon Brook 2.8mb Sussex   1,551.90   1,551.90
White Lake 3.6mb Warren   984.45   984.45
White Oak Branch 320kb Gloucester   2,764.20   2,764.20
Whiting 925kb Ocean 1,190.89 15.73    1,206.62
Whittingham 3.8mb Sussex   1,930.15   1,930.15
Wildcat Ridge 4.5mb Hawkwatch Morris   4,186.31   4,186.31
Winslow 3.2mb Camden/Gloucester 1,726.15 6,655.74   8,381.89
Acreage Totals 98,447.26 235,108.70 10,942.74 344,498.70
* License from Department of Army for conservation and management of 196.00 acres
** Managed jointly with the NJ Conservation Foundation - 2,787 acres owned by NJCF
*** Administered by Division of Fish and Wildlife and New Jersey Meadowlands Commission through permit issued by Natural Resource Council
**** D.O.D. Ponds leased from Department of Army for management purposes (25 yrs. from 1998)
***** Alpha Grasslands Preserve - DEP has a 44% interest in this property
****** Division of Fish & Wildlife co-owners of property with The Nature Conservancy

The PSE&G properties (The Bayside Tract, Commercial Township Wetland Restoraiton Site, Maurice River Township Wetland Restoration Site and Cohansey River Wetland Restoration Site) are open for public fish and wildlife associated recreation activities. For information, see www.pseg.com/info/environment/estuary.jsp.

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