CORSON''S INLET STATE PARK
Corson?s Inlet State Park was established in 1969 to help protect and preserve one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the state?s oceanfront. The area?s natural habitats are rich in the diversity of its wildlife with primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline overwash, marine estuaries and upland areas in which hundreds of wildlife species live and breed. The park offers outstanding scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species. Corson?s Inlet is extremely popular for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing.
Strathmere Natural Area (98 acres)
An area of undeveloped beachfront and undisturbed sand dunes that serves as a protected nesting site for the endangered Piping Plover, the Least Tern and Black skimmers. Other shorebirds and waterfowl, such as the American Oystercatcher, various species of sandpipers, gulls, herons, sanderlings and ducks can also be observed at certain times of the year. Pets are not permitted in the area during the nesting season.
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Corson's Inlet provides an excellent opportunity for any type of boating, ranging from canoes to large motor boats, sailboats, sailboards and jet skis. Boating is subject to New Jersey Boating Regulations and Marine Law.
The boat ramp is open 24 hours day, seven days a week year round. There is ramp access for people with disabilities.
Saltwater fishing is subject to New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and State Park Service regulations. Information regarding saltwater fishing regulations can be found in the Fish and Wildlife Digest, which is available at local tackle dealers. Corson's Inlet provides excellent opportunities to catch blue fish, kingfish, striped bass and weakfish.
Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle permits to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles on the fishing beaches at Corson's Inlet are available at the Belleplain State Forest office.