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Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, NJ

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Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, at Mullica River and Great Bay, is the only reserve in the national system to be named after an individual. It's also the only one in the reserve...[more]

Address

Life on the Edge Interpretive Center (Gateway to the Reserve)
120 W. Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
130 Great Bay Blvd.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Phone:609-812-0649 x 206
Email:jcnerr@marine.rutgers.edu

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Directions

Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center: Take the New Jersey Garden State Parkway - Exit 58 (Rt. 539). Go south on Rt. 539 towards the Tuckerton Seaport/Borough of Tuckerton. At the third light (intersection with Route 9) go right onto Route 9 south. At the next traffic light, go left onto Great Bay Blvd. The entrance is ~ 1/4 mile on the right hand side, just after the Radio Road intersection. Look for a shell driveway and a silver mailbox (#130) on your right. The building is set back slightly from the road. Hours vary.

Life on the Edge Interpretive Center. Take the New Jersey Garden State Parkway - Exit 58 (Rt. 539). Go south on Rt. 539 towards the Tuckerton Seaport/Borough of Tuckerton. At the third light (intersection with Route 9) go right onto Route 9 south. Turn left into the Tuckerton Seaport Baymans Museum entrance. The Life on the Edge Exhibit is upstairs in the main entrance building. Exhibit is free, open 10:00 to 5:00 PM daily

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • PADDLING PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
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