Wharton State Forest
Micks Pine Barrens
Trail Guides for the Wading and Oswego Rivers
The Oswego River is considered one of the most beautiful in the country, though we like the Batsto and Wading Rivers just as much. Travel times, distances and maps for each trail are listed below. Scroll down for some useful tips about canoeing and kayaking.
We encourage our canoers and kayakers to relax and enjoy the gentle rivers and beauty of the forest. You can add extra time for swimming and picnicking to any trip. However, all boats must be returned by 5 p.m. Plan accordingly to make the most of your day. Please schedule yourself enough time. Your choice of trail is determined by how early you check-in at the store.
Canoeing and Kayaking Safety Tips
Before you go boating this season, there are some important things you should know to keep yourself safe. Canoeing and kayaking is a lot of fun, but if you don’t know the dangers, you could get into trouble on the water. Here are some tips for keeping dry and steering clear of problems:
Once you learn these important tips, you’ll be set to go! So grab your paddle and life vest, and, always remember you can canoe safely and still have fun on the water.