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Rancocas Nature Center
North of the Rancocas Creek and adjacent to Rancocas State park is a 130-year old farmhouse. The farmhouse, turned into a nature center by the New Jersey Audubon Society, has a museum, bookshop, and classroom. The habitats protected here include a freshwater marsh, a mixed-oak forest, old field...
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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Description: The three lakes at Assunpink are popular rest stops for migration waterfowl in the fall. Adjacent to large area of fields and hedgerows, Assunpink is one of the best birding areas in central New Jersey.

Wildlife to Watch: Pull into any of the grassy parking areas near the office. In the spring and summer, these fields are home to grassland bird species, including grasshopper sparrows and vesper sparrows. Throughout the year hawks fly over, and owls come out at dusk and dawn. White-tailed deer and red foxes are plentiful and northern harriers cruise the fields for smaller mammals. Assunpink and Stone Tavern lakes contain largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and pumpkinseed, and are popular with Canada geese and a variety of ducks during their fall migration. Drive along the road that parallels Assunpink Lake, the largest on the tract, for good views of waterfowl.

Special Tips: Assunpink WMA is a natural area with no facilities. OPEN FOR HUNTING DURING PRESCRIBED SEASONS.

Ownership: NJDEP, Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife 
Size: 5664 acres 
Closest Town: Roosevelt, Clarksburg, and Highstown

Facilities:
ParkingHikingBoat LaunchSmall Boats

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Red Fox - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Interstate 195, take exit 11. Go north on Imlaystown Road for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Clarksburg-Robbinsville Road at second crossroads (no road-signs) and proceed for 1.5 miles to the WMA office. Maps and information are available at the office.

For more information call (609) 259-2132.

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