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Pine Barrens to the Delaware on the Rancocas Creek

Discover the Rancocas Creek through a kayak journey with naturalist John Volpa.


The Rancocas Creek watershed covers some 360 square miles with most of it water originating from Pine Barrens swamps and streams. In addition to conveying clean water to the Delaware River, the Rancocas Creek offers unique paddling and recreational opportunities with access through a series of state, county and local parks.

Educator and naturalist John Volpa teamed up with the Black Run Preserve’s Ron Pugh and Rancocas Conservancy’s Rob Hofstrom to paddle the Rancocas Creek’s north branch from Pemberton to the Delaware River. We documented the journey* on video with support from the William Penn Foundation as part of their Delaware River Watershed Initiative:

Explore these Rancocas Creek Paddling resources:

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks

Rancocas Creek Water Trails – Rancocas Pathways

Rancocas Creek: Connecting People with Nature

*Videotaped pre-Covid19 in September 2019.

2 responses to “Pine Barrens to the Delaware on the Rancocas Creek”

  1. MARK Allen says:

    I raised my children in a canoe, literally. As a family our very best recollections were in a canoe, on the water usually deep in the Pine Barrens. Oswego Lake, River and the Wading River were my favorites.

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