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Lenape Farms Wildlife Management Area

"This is the largest single New Jersey land deal we have ever been involved in—a huge amount of acreage in a priority conservation area, with important implications for forests, wildlife and water systems."

-Barbara Brummer, state director for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey.
 

Why You Should Visit
View and enjoy a unique Pine Barrens wilderness that has been carefully tended for more than a century. More than 5,000 acres to explore, including sandy loam uplands, pine and Atlantic White Cedar forests, and tidal meadows of the Egg Harbor River.  The Wildlife Management Area is currently open to pedestrian use east of Route 50. Learn more about the plant and animal communities that make their home in the Pine Barrens by enjoying our virtual tour!

Location
Estell Manor, Atlantic County

Acres Protected
5,079

Established
2012

Visitation Guidelines

  • Open daily 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Prohibited:  camping, swimming, picnicking, littering/dumping, cutting or damaging vegetation, alcoholic beverages and fires
  • Mountain biking is allowed on existing trails and secondary roads from March 1 to April 15 and June 1 to September 15, as well as on Sundays throughout the year.
  • Horseback riding is permitted on designated trails year round.
  • Bikes are permitted on major designated trails year round. Riding over any dam, wildlife food area, cultivated fields, lawns, gardens and fire break plow-lines is prohibited. Bikers are also prohibited from establishing any new trails through the destruction of existing vegetation.
  • All motor vehicles are restricted to established public roads and parking areas. The use of dog sleds, off-road vehicles, ATVs or snowmobiles is prohibited.
For more information, please contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife at 609-984-0547.

Things To Do

Plants
Site is home to Pine and Atlantic White Cedar forest as well as state endangered flora, including Pink Tickseed, Sickle-leaved Golden Aster and Reticulated Nut Rush.

Animals
Native species include the Barred Owl, Northern Pine Snake, Pine Barrens Tree frog, Cooper’s Hawk, Timber Rattlesnake, Cope’s Gray Tree frog, Bald Eagle, Red-headed Woodpecker, Black Rail, Osprey, Black-crowned Night-heron and Northern Diamondback Terrapin.

Plan Your Visit
For more information, please contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife at 609-984-0547.

Directions

For GPS, enter Steelman Landing Road, Mays Landing, NJ or download a map provided by the NJ DEP.

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