Galloway Township, Atlantic County
Looking from the banks of the Mullica River south over the open
marsh, Atlantic white cedars skirt the distant forest. This is
Clarks Landing Preserve, a blending of many of the most representative
habitats in the outer coastal plain physiographic province. Aquatic
open water habitat of this tidally influenced section of the Mullica
River offers hunting opportunities for wintering bald eagles.
King and sora rails hide amongst the marsh grass at high tide.
Pitcher plants grow with sphagnum mosses in tea colored seeps
of the cedar swamp. In the blackjack oak uplands, a towhee scratches
though the leaf litter hunting beetles and grubs. Clarks Landing
Preserve protects a wide range of natural community types benefiting
many plants and animals. Working with the Green Acres Program,
the Trust continues to protect additional lands in the vicinity.
Public Access and Uses:
Clarks Landing Preserve is best accessed from Clarks Landing Road.
No maintained trails are available but old sand roads are often
adequate for short walks. The Trust allows registration
for deer hunting at this preserve.