Park Reopens & Website Update

01, May Scott Barnes

Per Governor Murphy's Executive Order 133, State Parks will reopen at sunrise on Saturday, May 2nd. Since Tall Pines has no buildings or other facilities, all parts of the park will be available.

To ensure your safety and the health of the community, please observe these guidelines:

  • Go solo,...

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Park Closed

07, Apr Scott Barnes

Per Governor Murphy's Executive Order 118, all State Parks, State Forests, and county parks are closed until further notice to limit the spread of Covid-19. Despite being an unstaffed location, Tall Pines is a state-owned facility and is subject to this order. This includes all parking areas and...

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Mantua Creek Oil Spill Update

19, Dec Scott Barnes

The December 5th tanker truck accident on Route 55 caused a significant spill of #2 Heating Oil in Mantua Creek. About 4 miles of creek was impacted, including Tall Pines. Today, the Borough of Wenonah published an update on cleanup operations, including this 9-page official account of the acci...

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We're pleased to report that the Tall Pines trees and birds have reported to work as scheduled, despite the state government shutdown. We always knew Tall Pines was a unique place. But today, it stands apart because it's an NJ state park you can actually visit.

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One of the most beautiful and ecologically significant places in Gloucester County has been saved. The former Maple Ridge golf course in Mantua and Deptford Townships has become the newly created Tall Pines State Preserve. Having worked for this goal for many years, the Friends of Maple Ridge have n...

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