The Patcong Creek
A Waterway—A Place to Play
The Patcong Creek is a wonderful waterway in Atlantic County, NJ. It serves as the western border for Somers Point, Linwood, and some of Northfield, and the eastern border for parts of Egg Harbor Township. It flows into the Great Egg Harbor River and Bay.
The Creek is home to dozens of species from clams, crabs, and fish to muskrats, egrets, and eagles. It is also a second home to many crabbers, fisherman, bird-watchers, canoers, kayakers, boaters, and water-sport enthusiasts.
As you can see, the Patcong Creek is an important resource —both Economic and Environmental—for the Great Egg Harbor Bay area of South Jersey. It deserves our care and requires our stewardship.
When we talk about the Patcong Creek, we include both the water, its wetlands or marsh, and forested area. This scenic creek is a tributary for the Great Egg Harbor River—a National Wild and Scenic River designated by the National Park Service.
In fact, the stretch of Patcong Creek downstream of the Garden State Parkway is part of the national designation, so many of us get to enjoy a National Park resource in our neighborhood.
What we at Patcong Creek Foundation want to do is allow EVERYONE the opportunity to ENJOY the creek.
But remember... TO ENJOY THE CREEK, WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE CREEK.
Patcong Creek Foundation
Patcong Creek Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting the Patcong Creek—a precious natural resource in Southern New Jersey. We promote stewardship of Patcong Creek through education and community service.
Join us as a member and support our cause.