Rancocas State Park


Park Overview:

This mostly rustic park along the Rancocas Creek includes a nature center operated by the Audubon Society and a replica of a 1600-era Powhatan Indian village.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:1252 acres
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Park Description:

Located on the western edge of the Pinelands, Rancocas State Park is a mix of extensive lowlands, upland forest, overgrown fields, and freshwater streams and marshes.  The New Jersey Audubon Society operates the Rancocas Nature Center, which is housed in a 130-year old farm house, and adjacent nature trails. For a description of trails (approximately 2.5 miles total), click here.  The center and 120 acres are leased from the State of New Jersey.   Another portion of the park is leased to the Powhatan Renape Indians. A replica of the Indian village of the 1600s has been constructed on this site.


The park is administered by the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.

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Trails Overview:

Mowed trails cross the fields provide opportunities to view a variety of plants. Self-guided nature trails inform visitors about Inner Coastal Plain vegetation. A trail guide is available on the Rancocas Nature Center web page [link above].


Take Exit 45A [northbound] or Exit 45B [southbound] of I-295 and go east on Rancocas Road for 1.5 miles to the Rancocas Nature Center entrance on the right-hand side. Exit 5 of the NJ Turnpike also provides access to the nature center – use map tab above.

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry