Passaic River (at Two Bridges Road - Lincoln Park)

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LSNJ138
Two Bridges Road
07004 Lincoln Park , NJ 40° 54' 0.0324" N, 74° 16' 45.066" W
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The passaic is very nice paddle that one can paddle to Pia Costa from here which is also on the JSSKA launch site directory. As of 9/07 there are a few strainers across the Passaic a few miles upstream that you'll have to portage around.

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I've seen fisherman launch here, no signs otherwise. Can paddle up the Pompton from here too.

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Driving Directions: 
  • From North

    • SR-23 South follow signs for SR-202 South, however, at the exit, stay on the left lane and follow the service road.
    • At the pedestrian overpass, make an immediate right onto Fairfield Road.
    • Go about 1 mile and make a right over a very narrow bridge just past the Wanaque South pumping station.
    • Now, go straight (do not make the left onto the second bridge) and then about 1/4 mile.
    • Once the guard rail ends, keep an eye out for a dirt road with a NJ state forest sign on it that goes to the left.
    • After about 100ft you'll see the Passaic river and a launchsite.
  • From South
    • Garden State Parkway to exit 153B (LEFT LANE). (SR-3 West).
    • After two miles you will merge into US-46 West.
    • Proceed 5 miles and Take the Two Bridges Road exit toward Passaic Ave/Lincoln Park/The Caldwells.
    • Right on Two Bridges road to end.
    • Make Left to continue on Two Bridges Road and proceed 1/4 mile.
    • Once the guard rail ends, keep an eye out for a dirt road with a NJ state forest sign on it that goes to the left.
    • After about 100ft you'll see the Passaic river and a launchsite.
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Parking Situation: 
Limited parking, perhaps 3-4 cars, cartop launch. beware of trash.
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No Facilities