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Wildlife Management Areas

 
Except as Noted Below, WMAs Are Open; Division Offices and Buildings Remain Closed


The six areas within five Wildlife Management Areas that were closed in May have reopened as of September 15.
Cedar Lake WMA Greenwood Forest WMA Menantico Ponds WMA Wildcat Ridge WMA Winslow WMA
WMA Regulations

WMA Restrictions Are In Effect In the Following Areas:
Columbia Dam Removal Area Remains Closed
Ken Lockwood Gorge Middle Parking Area Closed
Malibu Beach Small Triangle to North of Main Parking Lot

WMA Regulations
Wildlife Management Area Permits

Aerial Seeding Operations at Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area
Heislerville WMA Drawdown of Impoundment #3
Employment Opportunity: Wildlife Worker
Columbia Lake Dam Removal Project
WMA Habitat Management Projects
Disturbed Forest - The Forsaken Science of Healthy Forests (Ruffed Grouse Society Video)

arrow Information on prescribed burns on WMAs is found on the State Foestry Service website.
arrow The Three Bridges area on Mountain Road within the Flatbrook-Roy Wildlife Management Area is closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely. The decision to close the road was made based on concerns from Department of Transportation engineers regarding the structural integrity of the bridges. The area is accessible via foot and parking is along Mountain Road before the bridge closures. The public can also use alternate routes via Roy Bridge on Rt. 615 or Brook Road from Rt. 560. (View map)

The table below lists all state Wildlife Management Areas as of February, 2021. At that time the system had more than 358,000 acres in 122 areas. Additions to existing properties are continually being added. (In addition, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) maintains four (4) areas for public fish and wildlife associated recreation activities under the terms of State of New Jersey hunting and fishing permits. See below.)

Clicking on a WMA name opens a topographic map of the area in a new tab/window. Maps are in PDF format and many have been compressed to reduce file size and download time. For higher resolution print or PDF format maps of the WMAs, or for more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management at 609-984-0547 or e-mail WMAMAPS@dep.nj.gov. Include a mailing address if requesting print maps.

Maps showing area roads are available on the Wildlife Management Areas - Road Maps page.

Please note that state WMAs and facilities are "carry in - carry out" and trash receptacles are not provided; please plan accordingly to not leave any trash or recyclables behind.

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Areas - feature article
WMA Regulations

Name of Tract County Acreage Acquired by Division of Fish and Wildlife Acreage Acquired Through 1961-2009 Green Acres Bond Act Acreage Acquired Through Waterfowl Stamp Program Total Acreage as of February, 2021
Abbotts Meadow (pdf, 4.27mb) Salem  1,524.67 84.33 1,609.00
Absecon (pdf, 5.47mb) Atlantic 2,910.20 978.99 56.81 3,946.00
Alexauken Creek (pdf, 3.20mb) Hunterdon   689.00   689.00
Alpha Grasslands Preserve (pdf, 4.90mb) Warren   128.00   128.00
Amwell Lake (pdf, 2.89mb) Hunterdon 21.66 63.34   85.00
Andaloro (pdf, 4.83mb) Gloucester   53.00   53.00
Assunpink (pdf, 6.97mb) Monmouth 6,393     6,393
Baldwin Lake (pdf, 3.40mb) Mercer 36.94 10.06   47.00
Bear Swamp ******* (pdf, 5.54mb) Sussex   2,879   2,879
Beaver Brook (pdf, 5.48mb) Warren   686.00   686.00
Beaver Swamp North (pdf, 5.67mb) South (pdf, 5.66mb) Cape May   2,931.00   2,931.00
Belvidere Access (pdf, 3.59mb) Warren   7.00   7.00
Berkshire Valley (pdf, 7.23mb) Morris 1,147.00 1,002.00   2,149.00
Black River (pdf, 6.38mb) Morris   3,078.00   3,078.00
Buckhorn Creek (pdf, 6.65mb) Warren   683.00   683.00
Buckshutem (pdf, 4.56mb) Cumberland   4,222   4,222
Budd Lake (pdf, 5.43mb) Morris     80 80.00
Butterfly Bogs (pdf, 3.91mb) Ocean 103.19 62.81   166.00
Cape Island North (pdf, 4.44mb) South (pdf, 5.96mb) Cape May 7.86 314.13 97.01 419.00
Cape May Coastal Wetlands Cape May (pdf, 7.03mb) Cape May Courthouse (pdf, 7.57mb) Marmora (pdf, 2.62mb) Peck Bay (pdf, 2.97mb) Sea Isle City (pdf, 7.34mb) Wildwood (pdf, 7.60mb) Cape May 876.42 13,773.00 3192.581 17,842.00
Capoolong Creek (pdf, 4.57mb) Hunterdon   68.00   68.00
Cedar Lake (pdf, 4.57mb) Atlantic/Gloucester   360.00   360.00
Cedarville Ponds (pdf, 4.05mb) Cumberland   42.00   42.00
Clarks Pond (pdf, 4.84mb) Cumberland 163.88 32.12   196.00
Clinton East (pdf, 5.62mb) West (pdf, 4.84mb) Hunterdon 850.00 1,214.00   2,064.00
Cohansey River (pdf, 5.38mb) Cumberland   1,474.00   1,474.00
Colliers Mills (pdf, 5.44mb) Ocean 9,688.18 3,279.82   12,968.00
Columbia (pdf, 7.36mb) Warren   1,098.00   1,098.00
Cox Hall Creek (pdf, 3.69mb) Hunting Area Map (pdf, 1.24mb) Cape May   316.00   316.00
Culvers Brook Access (pdf, 4.21mb) Sussex   4.00   4.00
Dennis Creek North (pdf, 5.07mb) South (pdf, 4.72mb) Cape May 1,325.85 6,810.00 544.15 8,680.00
Dix (pdf, 5.43mb) Cumberland 913.17 4,345.83 149 5,408.00
D.O.D. Ponds *** (pdf, 537kb) Salem   336.00   336.00
Egg Island (pdf, 3.47mb) Cumberland 6,247.75 2,585.23 159.02 8,992.00
Elmer Lake (pdf, 3.80mb) Salem 172.50 213.50   386.00
Featherbed Lane (pdf, 4.36mb) Salem   191.00   191.00
Flatbrook/Roy (pdf, 5.30mb) Sussex 2,093.00     2,093.00
Forked River Mt. (pdf, 5.12mb) Ocean   2,121.00   2,121.00
Fortescue (pdf, 3.49mb) Cumberland   1,813.6 137.40 1,951
Gibson Creek
Incorporated into Maple Lake WMA
Glassboro (pdf, 4.15mb) Gloucester 2,341.95 51.05   2,393.00
Great Bay Boulevard (pdf, 4.97mb) Ocean 3,789.63 1,743.04 449.33 5,982.00
Great Egg Harbor River Buena Vista 1 (pdf, 5.41mb) Buena Vista 2 (pdf, 4.54mb) Folsom (pdf, 5.26mb) Hamilton (pdf, 5.58mb) Hamilton South (pdf, 5.62mb) Weymouth (pdf, 5.79mb) Atlantic   6,825   6,825
Greenwood Forest (pdf, 6.27mb) Burlington/Ocean 9,863.37 22,489.63   32,353
Gum Tree Corner (pdf, 4.08mb) Salem/Cumberland   1,217.96 13.04 1,231.00
Hackettstown (pdf, 4.15mb) Warren 231.24 3.76   235.00
Hainesville (pdf, 3.76mb) Sussex 281.50 467.50   749.00
Hamburg Mountain (pdf, 7.80mb) Sussex 2,357.60 1,334.40  3,692
Hammonton Creek East (pdf, 6.80mb) West (pdf, 6.53mb) Atlantic   5,720   5,720
Harmony Access (pdf, 4.96mb) Warren   27.00   27.00
Harrisonville Lake (pdf, 2.70mb) Salem/Gloucester   298.00   298.00
Heislerville (pdf, 5.68mb) Video Cumberland 2,680.07 3,454.42 1560.51 7,695.00
Higbee Beach* (pdf, 4.57mb) Cape May 196.00 964.00   1,160.00
Holland Church Access (pdf, 4.43mb) Information Warren   21.00   21.00
Honey Run (pdf, 5.29mb) Warren   134.00   134.00
Hummers Beach Access (pdf, 3.56mb) Warren   3.00   3.00
Imlaystown Lake (pdf, 3.54mb) Monmouth   30.00   30.00
Ken Lockwood Gorge (pdf, 6.10mb) Hunterdon 109.00 454.00   563.00
Knowlton Access (pdf, 3.52mb) Warren   14.00   14.00
Little Flatbrook Access (pdf, 5.25mb) Sussex   7.00   7.00
Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve***** (pdf, 4.53mb) Cape May   379.00   379.00
Lockatong Central (pdf, 3.90mb) North (pdf, 3.95mb) South (pdf, 4.28mb) Hunterdon   765.00   765.00
Logan Pond (pdf, 4.07mb) Gloucester 11.95 102.05   114.00
Mad Horse Creek (pdf, 4.51mb) Salem 4,409.65 4,531.75 573.6 9,515.00
Makepeace Lake (pdf, 6.40mb) Atlantic   11,737.00   11,737.00
Malibu Beach (pdf, 6.40mb) Atlantic   257.00   257.00
Manahawkin (pdf, 4.57mb) Ocean 964.96 826.04   1,791.00
Manasquan River (pdf, 5.69mb) Ocean/Monmouth   744.00   744.00
Manchester (pdf, 4.44mb) Ocean 2,300.00 1,502.00   3,802.00
Mantua Creek (pdf, 3.92mb) Gloucester   107.00   107.00
Maple Lake (pdf, 5.38mb) Atlantic   4,789.00   4,789.00
Maskells Mill Pond (pdf, 4.37mb) Salem 56.90 1,099.10   1,156.00
Medford (pdf, 3.38mb) Burlington 214.00     214.00
Menantico Ponds (pdf, 4.23mb) Cumberland 295.90 178.10   474.00
Millville (Bevan) (pdf, 3.89mb) Lake Audrey Location Map Cumberland 11,724.63 4,575.74 102.63 16,403.00
Musconetcong River Bethlehem (pdf, 5.20mb) Butlers Park (pdf, 4.42mb) Hackettstown (pdf, 4.59mb) Holland (pdf, 4.59mb) Lebanon (pdf, 5.31mb) Pohatcong (pdf, 5.78mb) Washington (pdf, 5.41mb) Hunterdon/Morris/Warren   1,648   1,648
Nantuxent (pdf, 4.15mb) Cumberland 787.36 118.80 237.84 1,144.00
Navesink River (pdf, 2.03mb) Monmouth   67.00   67.00
New Sweden (pdf, 6.35mb) Cumberland 817.96 725.73 1,327.31 2,871
Oyster Creek Access (pdf, 4.39mb) Ocean   14.00   14.00
Paulinskill River (pdf, 6.70mb) Sussex   2,552.00   2,552.00
Peaslee (pdf, 7.12mb) Cumberland/Cape May 9,642.78 24,510.22   34,153.00
Pemberton Lake (pdf, 5.26mb) Burlington 82.00     82.00
Penbryn Pond (pdf, 4.18mb) Camden   355.00   355.00
Pennsauken Access (pdf, 4.12mb) Camden   1.00   1.00
Pequest (pdf, 8.49mb) Warren 203.66 4,967.34   5,171
Pleasant Run (pdf, 3.61mb) Burlington/Mercer/Monmouth   500.00   500.00
Pohatcong Creek (pdf, 4.27mb) Warren   130.00   130.00
Point Pleasant Fishing Access (pdf, 4.15mb) Ocean 7.00     7.00
Pork Island (pdf, 5.41mb) Atlantic   616.84 251.16 868.00
Port Republic (pdf, 4.97mb) Atlantic   1,471.00   1,471.00
Prospertown Lake (pdf, 1.22mb) Ocean/Monmouth 122.17 962.83   1,085.00
Raccoon Creek (pdf, 3.94mb) Gloucester   242.00   242.00
Rainbow Lake (pdf, 3.95mb) Salem   91.00   91.00
Ratzman Access (pdf, 3.63mb) Warren 7.00     7.00
Rockaway River (pdf, 6.04mb) Morris   3,671.00   3,671.00
Rockport (pdf, 6.20mb) Pheasant Farm Warren 369.81 1,040.19   1,410
Rowands Pond (pdf, 4.34mb) Camden 13.00     13.00
Salem River Mannington East (pdf, 3.85mb) Mannington West (pdf, 4.66mb) Salem (pdf, 3.73mb) Woodstown (pdf, 3.95mb) Salem   3,343.00   3,343.00
Sawmill Creek (pdf, 4.72mb) Bergen/Hudson 727.00     727.00
Sedge Islands ****** (pdf, 4.33mb) Ocean   193.00   193.00
Shark River Access (pdf, 203kb) Monmouth   1.00   1.00
South Branch Catanzaretti (pdf, 4.26mb) Merck (pdf, 4.01mb) North (pdf, 4.51mb) Rockaway Creek (pdf, 4.51mb) South (pdf, 4.66mb) Morris   1,947.00   1,947.00
Sparta Mountain (pdf, 8.69mb) Sussex/Morris   3,461.00   3,461.00
Spicers Creek Access (pdf, 3.68mb) Cape May 4.70 13.30   18.00
Stafford Forge (pdf, 6.50mb) Ocean   12,592   12,592
Swan Bay (pdf, 6.21mb) Burlington   3,365.20 581.8 3,947.00
Thundergut Pond (pdf, 4.19mb) Salem   2,511.00   2,511.00
Trout Brook (pdf, 8.40mb) Sussex   2,088   2,088
Tuckahoe (MacNamara) (pdf, 7.03mb) Impoundment Restoration Video Cape May/Atlantic 18,660.00 4,865.51 1,417.489 18,660.00
Turkey Swamp (pdf, 6.60mb) Monmouth/Ocean 1,500 2,473   3,973
Union Lake (pdf, 6.89mb) Cumberland/Salem   5,269.00   5,269.00
Upper Barnegat Bay North (pdf, 5.87mb) South (pdf, 5.13mb) Ocean   384.30 42.70 427
Van Nest Refuge (pdf, 3.78mb) Mercer 98.00     98.00
Wading River (pdf, 4.33mb) Burlington   159.00   159.00
Walpack (pdf, 5.66mb) Sussex 388.00     388.00
Gibson Creek Passaic
Property Transferred to Div. of Parks and Forestry
Weldon Brook (pdf, 5.62mb) Sussex   1,563.00   1,563.00
White Lake (pdf, 5.54mb) Warren   984.00   984.00
White Oak Branch (pdf, 5.07mb) Gloucester   2,910.00   2,910.00
Whiting (pdf, 4.64mb) Ocean 1,190.89 21.11   1,212.00
Whittingham (pdf, 7.03mb) Sussex   1,951.00   1,951.00
Wildcat Ridge (pdf, 6.56mb) Morris   6,318.00   6,318.00
Winslow (pdf, 5.02mb) Camden/Gloucester 1,726.15 6,679.85   8,406.00
Acreage Totals 98,450.43 250,219.86 11,057.71 359,728.00
* License from Department of Army for conservation and management of 196.00 acres
** Administered by Division of Fish and Wildlife and New Jersey Meadowlands Commission through permit issued by Natural Resource Council
*** D.O.D. Ponds leased from Department of Army for management purposes (25 yrs. from 1998)
**** Alpha Grasslands Preserve - DEP has a 44% interest in this property
***** Division of Fish & Wildlife co-owners of property with The Nature Conservancy
****** Sedge Islands Conservation Zone Management Agreement (pdf, 1.0mb)
******* Division of Fish & Wildlife co-owners of property (867 acres) with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Sussex County

The PSE&G properties (The Bayside Tract, Commercial Township Wetland Restoraiton Site, Maurice River Township Wetland Restoration Site and Cohansey River Wetland Restoration Site) are open for public fish and wildlife associated recreation activities. For information, see www.pseg.com/info/environment/estuary.jsp.

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