Arthur Kill (at Carteret Waterfront Park/Veterans Park)

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LSNJ128
Industrial Ave
07008 Carteret , NJ 40° 35' 29.3928" N, 74° 13' 39.1584" W
Comments: 

This is so far the most convenient launch site for a paddle to the Graveyard of Ships.

Waypoint for Graveyard of ships is approx. L 40o 33.369' N Lo 74o 13.008' W and is approximately 0.75 miles south of the launch site.

In the parking lot there is a sign stating:
Parking Area A, Pier & Park Use Only
2 Hour Car Parking
ALL OTHERS WILL BE TOWED
BOAT TRAILERS 6 HOUR LIMIT

It looks like there is a six(6) hour limit for boaters. We should put a sign on our car stating we are kayaking (a boater) just to play it safe.

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Launching considerations / restrictions:: 

CAUTIONS!

  • Strong currents
  • Major shipping channel
  • Post 9/11 security zones near certain structures. See USCG website for details.
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Driving Directions: 
  • New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 12 (Rahway).
  • After toll, take Industrial Avenue [straight after toll] two(2) miles.
  • On the left will be the entrance to the park [A blue sign with the name of the park is clearly visible].
  • Go to the end of the short road.
Launch Area: 
Parking Situation: 
Paved parking lot. Please double up to leave room for trailers.
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Facilities: 
Change Area
Rest Rooms