Corson's Inlet State Park

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Corson's Inlet State Park was established by the New Jersey Legislature in the early 1960s[1] to protect and preserve one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the state’s oceanfront. The park borders Corson Inlet. The area’s natural habitats are teeming with wildlife established in the numerous primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline overwash, marine estuaries, and upland areas. The park offers scenic beauty and opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species. The park itself is located in Cape May County. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Beaches[edit]

Beaches are open during the summer months.

Strathmere Natural Area[edit]

This 98-acre (400,000 m2) natural preserve is undeveloped and undisturbed sand dunes that serves as a protected nesting site for the endangered Piping Plover, the Least Tern and Black skimmers. Other shorebirds and waterfowl, such as the American Oystercatcher, various species of sandpipers, gulls, herons, sanderlings and ducks also stop during the year. Pets are not permitted in the area during the nesting season.

Boating[edit]

Boating is allowed (regulated by the New Jersey Boating Regulation and Marine Law). The boat ramp is open 24 hours day, seven days a week year round. The Boat Ramp has a launch fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Fishing[edit]

Corson's Inlet provides excellent opportunities to catch blue fish, kingfish, striped bass and weakfish. Fishing is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, as well. Fishermen are allowed to use four wheel drive vehicles (with permit) from September 16-May 14.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corson's Inlet State Park". Current Destinations on the Wildlife Migration Trail. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 

Coordinates: 39°16′22″N 75°09′42″W / 39.272663°N 75.161591°W / 39.272663; -75.161591