Welcome to the
Egg Harbor Township
Nature Reserve



The Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve is a 220 acre sanctuary located in the midst of a residential community in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. It is comprised of three components: An environmental learning center, a lake area, and wooded forest.  Each offers diverse terrain and a unique place to enjoy many activities in a passive and pristine setting, including biking, hiking, fishing, and bird watching.Future plans include an observation deck, gazebo and ADA-compliant accessibility. Picnic tables, park benches, and informative signs will be placed throughout the Reserve to make it more user-friendly. In keeping with the passive nature of the park, motorized vehicles and motorized boats are strictly prohibited.



Latest News

  • June 13, 2017 - Trees Planted in Reserve The Nature Reserve Committee is very pleased to announce that over 240 mature trees have been planted throughout the Nature Reserve and Arboretum/Environmental Learning Center. See the photographs below ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2017, 1:59 PM by EHT NatureReserve
  • June 10, 2017 - Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs The Egg Harbor Township Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Municipal Alliance coordinated the Statewide 2nd Annual Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs Free Youth Fishing Challenge hosted by ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:52 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • Successful Clean-Up Day Thanks to Coach Kevin Stetser and the EHT High School Football team for working so hard on "Community Cleanup Day" at the EHT Nature Reserve.  On April 29, 2017, they ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 2:23 PM by EHT NatureReserve
  • NJHeartland Website Names EHTNR one of best parks in NJ The website NJHeartland.org named the EHT Nature Reserve one of the "Best Parks in NJ's Heartland".  This was in both the overall category and best places for winter ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:47 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • EHT Nature Reserve Bike Tour Discover the Reserve! A guided bike tour for all skill levels, ages 10 and above, through open, wooden and winding terrain. Helmets and off-road wide tires are mandatory. $5 ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:59 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • Progress and Volunteers With the help of the Township and concerned citizens, the EHT Nature Reserve Committee is making steady progress with improvements to enhance the enjoyment of those who visit. We wish ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 6:59 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • SouthJerseyTrails Article There was an excellent write-up recently on SouthJerseyTrails website about the EHT Nature Reserve.  You can read the article here.
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 6:47 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • 2016 Turkey Trot Results Thanks to all participants of the 2016 Turkey Trot for making this year's race such a success.  We had ninety-one runners, and approximately thirty walkers.  The results have ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2016, 6:51 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • Markers We cannot help but notice the abundance of markers on the trails and the Nature Reserve Committee does not condone any type of unauthorized activities in a public park. However ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2016, 6:52 AM by EHT NatureReserve
  • Stone Formations Just in case you're wondering, those stone formations along the water's edge are actually Bog Iron. Bog Ore was mined and refined in Southern New Jersey for the ...
    Posted May 10, 2017, 6:27 AM by EHT NatureReserve
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