Garden State Canoeing

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“Garden State Canoeing contains descriptions of 105 “canoeable” New Jersey waterways with over 250 possible trips described. Detailed maps showing put-in and take-out spots along with specific river descriptions are included. The descriptions also contain mileage, USGS gauges, weirs, dams, nearby roads and other points of interest. Water levels using USGS gauge references are given for determining if a river’s water level is suitable for canoeing.” Retail Price $17.95.

“I loved this book! I picked it up on a whim at REI when I was picking up some new paddling gear. I figured it would at least help me find a few new places to paddle. I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer amount of streams, creeks, and rivers the author included. The maps were VERY well done, with clearly labeled roads and access points. The reviews were both informative AND humorous, I was literally laughing out loud while I read. Along with the reviews, the author separates longer rivers into suggested routes, and labels all routes with milage, time, and difficulty ratings. This will probably become my ultimate kayaking handbook. I have his PA guidebook to read, and am looking for a copy of his MD/DE book.” – Meredith M.

Garden State Canoeing Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – The Delaware Basin

  1. Delaware River
  2. Flat Brook
  3. Paulins Kill
  4. Pequest River
  5. Beaver Brook
  6. Pohatcong Creek
  7. Musconetcong River
  8. Delaware and Raritan Canal
  9. Lockatong Creek
  10. Wickecheoke Creek
  11. Assunpink Creek
  12. Crosswicks Creek
  13. Assiscunk Creek
  14. Rancocas Creek
  15. North Branch Rancocas Creek
  16. Mount Misery Brook and Greenwood Branch
  17. South Branch Rancocas Creek
  18. Cooper River
  19. Racoon Creek
  20. Oldmans Creek
  21. Salem River
  22. Alloway Creek
  23. Delaware Bay
  24. Stow Creek
  25. Cohansey River
  26. Back Creek
  27. Cedar Creek
  28. Nantuxent Creek
  29. Orenoaken Creek and Dividing Creek
  30. Maurice River and Its Terrible Tributaries
  31. West Creek
  32. East Creek
  33. Dennis Creek

Chapter 3 – Atlantic Coast Drainage

  1. Coastal Bays
  2. Great Egg Harbor River
  3. Hospitality Branch
  4. South River
  5. Tuckahoe River and Cedar Swamp Creek
  6. Mullica River
  7. Nescochague Creek
  8. Basto River
  9. Landing Creek
  10. Wading River
  11. Oswego River
  12. Westecunk Creek
  13. Oyster Creek
  14. Cedar Creek
  15. Toms River
  16. Ridgeway Branch and Union Branch
  17. Metedeconk River and Branches
  18. Manasquan River

Chapter 4 – New York Bay Drainage

  1. Sandy Hook
  2. Swimming River and Navesink River
  3. Cheesequake Creek
  4. Raritan River
  5. Black River and Lamington River
  6. Rockaway River
  7. Whippany River
  8. Pompton River
  9. Pequannock River
  10. Wanaque River
  11. Ramapo River
  12. Saddle River
  13. Hackensack River
  14. Hudson River
  15. Wallkill River
  16. Papakating Creek and Clove Brook
  17. Wawayanda Creek and Pochuck Creek

Appendix – For Those Who Need a Boat