Tall Pines State Preserve
|Tall Pines State Preserve|
|Location||Deptford Township, Mantua Township|
|Nearest town||Wenonah, New Jersey|
|Owned by||New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection|
|Operated by||Gloucester County|
|Hiking trails||4 miles, asphalt/grass|
Tall Pines State Preserve is a 110-acre (45 ha) nature preserve in Gloucester County, New Jersey, that opened in November 2015. The first state park in Gloucester County, it is located on Bark Bridge Road in Deptford Township and the Sewell section of Mantua Township.
The project was a cooperative effort of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, the Friends of Tall Pines, Gloucester County Nature Club, and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.
The land that became the Tall Pines State Preserve was covered by forest until the early 1950s, when it was developed into a golf course. In 2006, the property was sold to a development company, at which point funds were raised to buy it for the purposes of creating the preserve.