Big Timber Creek (at Runnemede Green Acres Park)

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Dettmar Terrace
08078 Runnemede , NJ 39° 51' 1.0332" N, 75° 5' 15.648" W

You can also access Beaver Brook from here. Put in at described location and paddle towards the bridge for SR-42; before going under bridge, you will see Beaver Brook on the right side (there are some trees fallen into water so be careful)

Most towns along the creek do not allow swimming as the creek was once heavily polluted 20 years ago due to the Camden sewarage plant, but thanks to cleanup efforts you will see wildlife on your paddle. Also, be warned against eating any fish you may catch here as well.

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This is tidal water and the park is only open sun-up to sun-down.

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Driving Directions: 
  • NJ Turnpike to Exit 3 -or- I-295 to exit 28 (SR-168 / Runnemede).
  • Follow signs to SR-168 South / S. Black Horse Pike toward Runnemede.
  • Follow SR-168 South / S. Black Horse Pike into Runnemede and watch for 3rd Avenue on right.
  • Right on 3rd Ave, follow (past Volz School) until you get to Dettmar Terrace (there will be a sign for Green Acres)
  • Right on Dettmar Terrace and follow into the park.
  • Park in the back, hop over guardrail, and you can put into the Big Timber Creek.
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There is space for a few cars at the end of the road near guardrail however there is a parking lot with about 40 spots also in the park.
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