by Julia E. Obetz
Jenkin's Neck, Burlington County
c/o Bass River State Forest
762 Stage Road
Tuckerton NJ, 08087
DMS 39° 44’ 04.90” N 74° 29' 28.82" W
Size: 3,366 acres
Fees: No entrance fee.
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Take Route 563 to Lake Oswego Road in Jenkins
Neck, and follow for three miles.
State Forest's undeveloped wilderness attracts
picnickers and hikers. Lake Oswego, a result
of an upstream dam that was constructed to create
a reservoir for a downstream cranberry operation,
is suitable for canoeing and fishing.
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep your parks clean
and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. Bags are provided
throughout the site. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
Open daily sunrise to sunset.
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History of Penn State Forest PDF * file size 104kb
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The central region
of the Pine Barrens contains several areas of pine and oak
forest that resemble the surrounding forests with one major
exception: from a standing position, one can gaze over the
top of the tree canopy. The Pine Barren Plains, known locally
as the Pygmy Forest, contains trees that may attain a height
of only about four feet at maturity. New Jersey contains the
world's largest acreage of this globally rare forest community,
which can be seen within portions of Penn State Forest. Many
researchers believe that this unique stunted forest ecosystem
is partly the result of the fire ecology of the Pinelands.
View the State Park Service areas open to hunting for 2012-2013
Hunting is permitted in designated areas within the park and is subject to Division of Fish and Wildlife regulations.