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Pompton River in New Jersey

Trip Overview

We just started canoeing and decided to start with this local location. We started in Lincoln Park, right by the Wayne border. There is a free boat launch with parking.

We went north 2 miles before heading back to our start. The river is calm and wide. There were no issues with any obstructions. It was a little shallow about 3/4 from our starting location, but nothing to be concerned about.

We also did a little fishing and caught some large mouth bass. We saw lots of carp in the water just before we turned around.

It was a nice way to spend a Saturday.

Accommodations:

none

Fees:

none

Directions:

Travel Rt 23 to Rt 202 North, by the Mountain View Train Station. After going over the River, make a quick right.

Resources:

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompton_River

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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