Beaver Dam Creek (at Dorsett Dock Wharf)

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LSNJ060
End of Dorsett Dock Road
08742 Point Pleasant Boro , NJ 40° 4' 15.2148" N, 74° 4' 32.9124" W
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There are some tranquil wildlife areas amidst some residential homes on both necks of the Beaver Dam Creek. Some areas are a bit shallow and muddy at low tide. 

You can access the Slade Dale Nature Sanctuary in just a few minutes by kayaking to the sandy shore (less than one quarter mile from launch site). Once you land, look for foot trails which traverse the wooded 13 acre preservation area. 

This site also provides good access into the Northern portion of the Barnegat Bay. Herring Island and the Wildlife Refuge are good places to take a break or have lunch. 

! Heavy powerboat traffic in the Barnegat Bay during prime season can make getting to these destinations rather treacherous. Be VERY vigiliant. 
 

  • Less than 1.5 miles to Bay Head Harbor in Barnegat Bay
  • Approximately 2 miles to Herring Island or the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Approximately 4.5 miles to the Reedy Creek portion of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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This is a small municipal waterfront area with a very small sandy area to launch a kayak or canoe.

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Driving Directions: 
  • From North

    • Garden State Parkway South to exit 91.
    • Bear left after the toll follow ramp.
    • Make RIGHT at the traffic light, go over Parkway and continue on Burnt Tavern Road, crossing over Rt 70 (after about 2.5 miles), and then crossing Route 88 (about 1 mile after Route 70).
    • The road changes to Bridge Avenue after Route 88.
    • Stay on Bridge Avenue for about 1 mile.
    • Make a RIGHT onto Dorsett Dock Rd (Between Welsh Farms and Ocean First Bank).
    • Take this winding road to the end and you can't miss the launch site.
  • From South
    • Garden State Parkway North to exit 90.
    • Make a U-turn at the first traffic light after the exit.
    • Follow road for a few miles to the end.
    • Make RIGHT at the traffic light, go over Parkway and continue on Burnt Tavern Road, crossing over Rt 70 (after about 2.5 miles), and then crossing Route 88 (about 1 mile after Route 70).
    • The road changes to Bridge Avenue after Route 88.
    • Stay on Bridge Avenue for about 1 mile.
    • Make a RIGHT onto Dorsett Dock Rd (Between Welsh Farms and Ocean First Bank).
    • Take this winding road to the end and you can't miss the launch site.
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There is very limited parking on a residential street.
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