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Pinelands Canoe Liveries

Lake OswegoMany outdoor enthusiasts regard paddling a canoe or kayak as one of the best ways to experience the Pinelands up-close. A number of privately owned canoe/kayak rental agencies or "liveries," are located throughout the area, offering trips down such rivers as the Mullica, Batsto, Oswego, and the Wading. A trip down one of these Pinelands waterways can last from 1 to 6 hours, depending on the route you choose and the river conditions. Some liveries may arrange overnight trips.

Wharton State Forest (609-561-0024) features seven canoe campsites along the Mullica, Batsto and West Branch of the Wading Rivers. Most liveries are open through October and into November depending on the weather.  When planning your journey down a Pinelands waterway, it is a good idea to contact a rental agency to find out about river conditions, prices, and the need for reservations. Be sure to ask your rental agent for tips to help make your trip as safe as possible.

Also remember that the Pinelands are a delicate ecosystem. As you enjoy the Pinelands, please be sure to treat the area with respect to help preserve the natural and scenic resources of the region.

The following canoe and kayak liveries are listed for the convenience of Pinelands visitors, and in no way does the Pinelands Commission endorse any of these. Other vendors may be available. The information below is subject to change and the Pinelands Commission does not guarantee its accuracy.

Forked River Outdoor Group (F.R.O.G.)
201 Hanover St.
Pemberton, NJ 08068
(609) 894-4448
Rancocas Creek

Forked River Outdoor Group (F.R.O.G.)
1800 Double Trouble Road
Beachwood, NJ 08722
Barnegat Bay, Batsto, Cedar Creek, Mullica, Wading, Oswego Rivers

Mick's Pine Barrens Canoe Rental
3107 Route 563 (Jenkins)
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
(609) 726-1380
In NJ/PA (800) 281-1380
Oswego, Wading Rivers, Oswego, Harrisville Lakes

Palace Outfitters
6924 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-3951
(609) 625-8552
Great Egg Harbor River

Pinelands Adventures
1005 Atsion Road
Shamong, NJ 08088
(609) 268-0189
Batsto and Mullica Rivers

Wading Pines Camping Resort
85 Godfrey Bridge Road
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
Wading River

Wells Mills County Park
905 Wells Mills Road
Waretown, NJ 08758
Wells Mills Lake, Oyster Creek

Winding River Campground
6752 Weymouth Rd.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-3191
Great Egg Harbor, Lake Lenape

(Revised, March 2024)