The Rancocas Creek is the idyllic setting for hiking, casual picnicking and nature observation in this lesser known park. The Audubon Society operates a nature center within the park and sponsors wildlife programs. A portion of the park is leased to the Powhatan Indians. A replica of the Indian village of the 1600s has been constructed on this site. The annual Powhatan Indian event is a festival of music, performances and crafts.
Juried American Indian Arts Festivals:The arts festivals are held in May and October and are sponsored by the Powhatan Indians. For more information, call (609) 261-4747.
New Jersey Audubon Society Nature Center:The New Jersey Audubon Nature Center has nature trails and guided walks. For more information, call (609) 261-2495.
Rancocas Natural Area (58 acres):
A network of trails wanders through upland and lowland hardwood forest, leading hikers along the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek and an extensive freshwater tidal marsh. The diversity of the landscape provides habitat for numerous species of birds and animals. The natural area features a self-guided interpretive trail with highlighted points of interest.
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Brinkman's Live Bait & Tackle 4999 Linden Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 632-0674
Florence Hardware Store 322 W Front St Florence, NJ (609) 499-2895
Ed's Live Bait and Tackle 900 Haunted Lane Bensalem, PA (215) 639-8546
Rancocas State Park can be reached by I-295, exit 45A or via Route 38 into Mount Holly. Proceeding onto the Mount Holly bypass, make a left at the second traffic light. Follow signs to the park for about 4 miles.