|Atlantic County Government
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Division of Parks and Recreation
The Division of Parks and Recreation does not allow waterfowl hunting on any of the impounded waters within its property. However, it does allow access to various State controlled bodies of water through County owned boat access areas. These areas are:
Estell Manor Park
All state licensed hunters wishing to access a County Park Boat Access Area for Duck Hunting must report to the Parks Reservation Office at 6303 Old Harding Highway - 625-8219
The following is required upon registration:
These permits can be obtained seven days a week from 7:30 am till 5 pm at the Lenape Reservation Office. It is advisable for hunters to obtain applicable topographic maps of their chosen hunting area.
Boating activity will be in compliance with all safety regulations as described by the New Jersey State Statute.
Parking will be in designated areas only.
The Division will determine special boat access area dates and times, based upon the waterfowl seasons set by the New Jersey DFGW. The Division reserves the right to suspend or cancel special access through launch areas.
Access permits can be revoked at any time by the Division.
In order to increase recreational opportunities while remaining responsible in regards to costs, note the following. To accommodate sportsmen, the following dates are scheduled for early openings on the North End Boat Access Area in the Estell Manor Park (for access to South River, and the Great Egg Harbor River). These days were selected to maximize usage.
Early opening Dates for the Estell Manor Boat Access Areas:
Note - Due to the Park Zone 61 Deer Hunting program the Estell Manor Boat Access Area will be closed Dec 3rd through Dec 14th. The access area will reopen on Dec 15th for standard hour access 7:30 am till 30 minutes past sunset.
The North End Access Area will open at approximately 5:00 AM
Note - Registered sportsmen may hunt waterfowl under the proper federal seasons on days other then those listed above. The dates above are special early openings to benefit the waterfowl hunting program. Park openings on other dates vary from 6:45 am to 7:30 am daily. Our Lake Lenape ramp opens daily at 7:30 am. Ramp closing times are one half hour after sunset. Sunset times are posted at Lake Lenape Boathouse .Plan your hunt accordingly, remember waterfowl hunting is one of many activities in your Park System. We hope you enjoy the program.