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Wells Mills County Park
Extensive pine-oak forests are interrupted by Atlantic white cedar swamps and hardwood swamps of red (swamp) maple and sour gum trees. Wells Mills Lake, like all lakes in the Pinelands, is manmade.
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Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area
Description: A 4-mile long peninsula separates Great Bay and Little Egg Harbor at the mouth of the Mullica River where it meets the Little Egg Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. It is an excellent area for birding in all seasons. The Boulevard travels straight across this spit of land, offering vistas over the salt marsh to your left and right. Narrow, sandy beaches at the end of the peninsula provide additional birding opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch: From the parking area at the end of the peninsula, walk to the edge of the bay with your binoculars and spotting scopes for views of the wintering rafts of waterfowl on the bay. Look for mergansers, buffleheads, and old squaws. Crabs, mussels, and clams are right at your feet, especially at low tide. Stop anywhere along the road to scan the marshes and mud flats for sandpipers, willets, plovers, yellowlegs, oyster catchers, black skimmers, and ospreys in the spring, summer, and fall. Look for brant in the fall and winter, and American black ducks, northern harriers, gulls, and terns anytime.

Special Tips: Do not stop on the one-way bridges along the boulevard; there are plenty of places to pull off. Natural are with no facilities. OPEN FOR HUNTING DURING PRESCRIBED SEASONS.

Ownership: NJDEP, Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife 
Size: 5346 acres 
Closest Town: Tuckerton

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Yellowlegs - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From U.S. Highway 9 in Tuckerton, turn southeast on Great Bay Boulevard. South Green street Park, administered by Ocean County, is located within 3 miles, at the first bridge. Travel another 0.3 miles to the boundary of the wildlife management area. The parking lot is 3.7 miles from the WMA sign at the end of the road.

For more information call (609) 259-2132.

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Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area : Wildlife Viewing Area