Pinelands National Reserve

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Pinelands National Reserve

Address:c/o New Jersey Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Rd, PO Box 7
New Lisbon, NJ 08064

Phone:609-894-7300
Fax:609-894-7330
Web: www.nps.gov/pine/
Size: 1,164,025 acres (7.8% federal).
Established: Authorized on November 10, 1978, as the nation's first national reserve. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1983. Protected by state and federal legislation through management by local, state, and federal governments and the private sector.
Location:In southern New Jersey. It represents 22% of the state's total land area and includes portions of seven counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Ocean), and all or parts of 56 municipalities.
Facilities:Public recreation facilities are provided within state parks and forests.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, sightseeing.
Special Features:This area, which is the largest essentially undeveloped tract on the Eastern seaboard, is a unique ecosystem of historic villages and berry farms amid vast oak-pine forests, extensive wetlands, and diverse species of plants and animals.

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