Great Egg Harbor River

National Wild and Scenic River - New Jersey

The Great Egg Harbor River is a 55.0-mile-long (88.5 km) river in southern New Jersey. It is one of the major rivers that traverse the largely pristine Pinelands, draining 308 square miles (800 km2) of wetlands into the Atlantic Ocean at Great Egg Harbor, from which it takes its name. Great Egg Harbor (and thus the river) got its name from Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. In 1614, Mey came upon the inlet to the Great Egg Harbor River. The meadows were so covered with shorebird and waterfowl eggs that he called it "Eyren Haven" (Egg Harbor). Today, the National Park Service considers it one of the top 10 places in North America for birding.

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Great Egg Harbor River NWSR https://www.nps.gov/greg/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Egg_Harbor_River The Great Egg Harbor River is a 55.0-mile-long (88.5 km) river in southern New Jersey. It is one of the major rivers that traverse the largely pristine Pinelands, draining 308 square miles (800 km2) of wetlands into the Atlantic Ocean at Great Egg Harbor, from which it takes its name. Great Egg Harbor (and thus the river) got its name from Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. In 1614, Mey came upon the inlet to the Great Egg Harbor River. The meadows were so covered with shorebird and waterfowl eggs that he called it "Eyren Haven" (Egg Harbor). Today, the National Park Service considers it one of the top 10 places in North America for birding. The River gradually widens as it picks up the waters of 17 tributaries on its way to Great Egg Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Established by Congress in 1992, nearly all of this 129-mile river system rests within the Pinelands National Reserve. This National Park Service unit is unusual in that local jurisdictions continue to administer the lands. Estell Manor Park, where visitors can see the Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River, is located 3.5 miles South of Mays Landing, New Jersey, off of Route 50. It is approximately 17 miles west of Atlantic City. There is a stamper for Passport Stamp Books at the Fox Nature Center, and a stamp can be obtained at the mailing address provided below. Great Egg Harbor River Still river in the winter with leafless trees on either side Great Egg Harbor River downstream from Mill Street (New Jersey Route 559) in Mays Landing, New Jersey Gibson Creek Sun setting over the river. Gibson Creek Floating Classrooms School group examines a fish held by the instructor. Students learn about river resources on a floating classroom. Haley's Comet over the Great Egg Harbor River Bright white comet in the early night sky reflects over the river. Haley's Comet over the Great Egg Harbor River Great Egg Harbor River Winding river surrounded by grasslands on a cloudy day. The Great Egg Harbor River Tuckahoe Osprey Medium sized Osprey in a next along the river Tuckahoe Osprey Shaping the System under President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was an ardent supporter of the national parks. Explore some the parks that are part of the legacy of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. President George H.W. Bush shaking hands with a park ranger at the World War II Memorial

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