"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!
Estell Manor, Atlantic County
Things To Do
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.
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.
For GPS, enter Steelman Landing Road, Mays Landing, NJ or download a map provided by the NJ DEP.