Canoe Trip Info - 10/6/18

Enjoy a leisurely trip in the NJ Pine busy weekends. The 3 hour trip (w/o stopping) runs a "tad" longer with extra-activities like a Barrens along scenic Cedar Creek with the NJ Dragon boat team. It's a good respite from your picnic, water fights, rope swinging like Tarzan or Jane, or whatever. The narrow creek sets the stage for an entertaining show of steerer "wanna-bees" as they leave dents along the winding river banks! The views along the water show us Jersey nature at it's best. Other resources on the Pinelands: Burlington County.

    Secure canoes by Wednesday for the weekend rental at any of these canoes/kayaks rentals during the busy time of year. To book canoes, we need to know the following:
    • How many in your party are going
    • Did you want a canoe or keowee (a short 1 person kayak)
    • Have you ever canoed before?
    • Your weekend contact number.


    • bring cash and lunch!
    • Meet 10AM for 11AM departure at: 
        • Garden State Parkway / Exit 80, bear right twice onto Rt 9 South / Campground (Cedar Creek Rental) entrance on right 
    • Carpool info:
      • Lake Parsippany Boat House
      • GSP Cheesequake rest stop - 9AM (mile marker 124), wait in lot on north side of gas station

    • Things to bring:
      • a set of dry clothes and towels (leave in car)
      • water, lunch, drinks
      • water shoes/old sneakers, sunscreen, bug spray, eyeglass straps
      • Optional: Water weapons (i.e, super soakers), bailers, dry bags, cooler, camera(in a ziploc bag) etc
      • leave mousepad & gloves home!
      • no experience necessary

    • Cedar Creek stuff:
      • From girl scout camp: 17 miles - 11AM - 4PM
      • 1 hr to dam, 30min to swimming hole, rope swing = 45 from end.
      • GPS spots:
        • start = 39.902430, -74.245324
        • dam = 39.899580, -74.229909 (+1 hour)
        • lunch/swimming hole = 39.894041, -74.225084 (+30 min)
        • 2nd beach = 39.879204, -74.190689
        • rope swing = (+2hr 15min)
        • end = 39.871026, -74.173937 (+45 min)
    • Invite friends/family/acquaintances! The more the merrier!
    • Weekend contact # 201-738-0918