Black River Wildlife Management Area

Black River Wildlife Management Area

40.80164, -74.69671

The Patriots’ Path [white] follows four miles of the abandoned Chester Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, which closely parallels the Black River though the wildlife management area.

This 3,000-acre WMA encompasses river bottom, swampy woodland, freshwater marsh, fields and upland deciduous woods.  Woods roads cross the mixed hardwood forest with a heavy understory and an occasional pine plantation.  Some of the fields are filled with wildflowers and grasses, while others are still cultivated.  The area is well known for birding.

Park Acreage:

3078.00 acres



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Contact Information

Web Link:

NJ DEP, Div of Fish & Wildlife


(609) 984-0547



Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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