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Rancocas Creek in New Jersey

Trip Overview

We met about 9am went to the end and dropped off my truck then went to the Asphalt ramp near the Burlington County College - its about five miles on the road from top to bottom the end was the Smithville Mansion. We did the first two hours as a easy ride we got past the damn and stopped for lunch at the Birmingham road bridge. Then it got tough as the water level was very low and there were a lot of trees down that we normally go right over with good water. We cut some of them out of the way but there are many left. Then with about an hour left in the trip one of the Pungos seat straps broke so we had to rig that back up. Then we went back to work on the trip and more clearing. The whole trip took about four hours of paddling but when I got home and everything put away it was more like eight hours as per the Wife. If any one wants to do the trip now I would say go for it but there are some spots that a big or long boats would have problems because of fallen trees. Have Fun.


We met at the Vincetown Dinner at the corner of Route 38 and 206 and 530 then went west on route 206 to the first street on the right (it say Smithville). Go up that road until you see a bridge turn left just before and the take out is there. Then go back towards the Dinner stay on 206 it turns into 530 follow that about a mile the road turns to the left just before a bridge and there will be a small drive way that goes to the left take that to the ramp.


"Canoeing the Jersey Pine Barrens" by Robert Parnes

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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