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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT RENTALS

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT MICKS CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL, just park your car and grab the gear. Register for trips inside the store, then head out to the picnic tables. In a few minutes, a bus will arrive loaded with equipment for your trip. Hop on and take a short ride through the forest to your starting point. Have a safe trip. We'll already be there at your destination to pick you up and return to Micks.

 

    •  Daily rates are per boat.

    •  Rental includes canoe or kayak, life vests, paddles, and transportation to and from the river.

    •  No trips scheduled after 1:30 p.m. All boats must be on the beach by, or before, 4:30 p.m. daily.

    •  Children under 10 years old are free. No children under 5 years old permitted.

    •  Outdoor shower and changing rooms for women and men available.

    •  Pets are welcome on day trips but must be on a leash. Proof of rabies vaccination required by the State of New Jersey.

    •  Parking at our facility is at your own risk. We are not responsible for vehicles or valuables left inside vehicles.

    •  Livery service not available for those with rafts, tubes, or inflatable flotation devices.

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OVERNIGHT CAMPING DISCOUNTS

 

Rent canoes and kayaks for two or more consecutive days and receive a discount. Call us at 609-726-1380 or stop by the store at 3107 Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019 for more details.

INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP

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 on the beach by 4:30 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.

5 HOUR TRIPS

Arrive between store opening and no later than 10:00 a.m.

 

4 HOUR TRIPS

Arrive between store opening and no later than 10:30 a.m.

3 HOUR TRIPS

Arrive between store opening and no later than 12:00 p.m.

2 HOUR TRIPS

Arrive between store opening and no later than 1:30 p.m.

 

All boats have to be at the pick-up locations by 4:30 p.m.

Two tourists kayakers woman and man tour

BOAT INFORMATION

CANOE

Occupancy: 1 to 3 Persons

Weight Limit: 690 pounds

Front Seat Width: 29 inches

Rear Seat Width: 20 inches

Canoe Length: 15 feet

Canoe Weight: 78 pounds

 

KAYAK

Occupancy: 1 Person

Weight Limit: 275 pounds

Cockpit Length: 51 inches

Cockpit Width: 23 inches

Kayak Length: 10 feet

Kayak Weight: 38 pounds

 

DOUBLE KAYAK

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Weight Limit: 650 pounds

Cockpit Length: 86 inches

Cockpit Width: 24 inches

Kayak Length: 14 feet

Kayak Weight: 65 pounds

NOTICE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Please operate your canoe or kayak in a safe manner. You are responsible for all rented equipment and will be charged for damage or loss of the equipment as follows:

 

    •  Seat Cushion: $15.00

    •  Life Vest: $20.00

    •  Canoe Paddle: $20.00

    •  Kayak Paddle: $20.00

    •  Kayak: $455.00

    •  Double Kayak: $990.00

    •  Canoe: $1,000.00

TAX EXEMPT GROUPS

Eligible groups must present a New Jersey Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4 to waiver Sales Tax charge. The form must be filled out in accordance with the instructions included with the document. For faster check-in, print and complete in advance.

 

New Jersey Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4

RELEASE FORM FOR PARTICIPANTS

Groups can speed up their registration by filling out our Participant Release of Liability in advance. Each participant must sign. Children under 18 years old are required to have permission of their parent or legal guardian. You can print as many forms as necessary.

 

Participant Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

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TAX EXEMPT GROUPS

Eligible groups must present a New Jersey Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4 to waiver Sales Tax charge. The form must be filled out in accordance with the instructions included with the document. For faster check-in, print and complete in advance.

 

New Jersey Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4

 

RELEASE FORM FOR PARTICIPANTS

Groups can speed up their registration by filling out our Participant Release of Liability in advance. Each participant must sign. Children under 18 years old are required to have permission of their parent or legal guardian. You can print as many forms as necessary.

 

Participant Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

JOIN A GROUP

There are many camping, canoeing and kayaking clubs or organizations accepting individuals for membership. They are a great way to meet people with common interests; groups also receive discounted rates. Those listed below occasionally have trips to the Wharton State Forest.

HACKENSACK RIVER CLUB

Encourages canoeing and kayaking with a positive social experience.

LIVING ADVENTURES

Getting out in nature and enjoying its surroundings in a safe, social environment.

MEETUP

Neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something.

OUTDOOR CLUB

Extending the individual's environment through experiences in outdoor activities.

PINEY PADDLERS

Canoers and kayakers who enjoy paddling and also support each other.

OUR FORMS AND WAIVERS

RELEASE WAIVER FOR PARTICIPANTS

Everyone can speed up their registration by filling out our Participant Release of Liability in advance. Each participant must sign. Children under 18 years old are required to have permission of their parent or legal guardian.

 

Participant Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

 

TAX EXEMPT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Eligible groups must present a New Jersey Sales Tax Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4 to waiver Sales Tax charge. The form must be filled out in accordance with the instructions included with the document. For faster check-in, print and complete in advance.

 

New Jersey Sales Tax Exempt Use Certificate Form ST-4

DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Anyone age 16 and older must have a valid license to fish the fresh waters of New Jersey with handline, rod and line, or longbow and arrow. This includes privately owned lakes and other waters. Fishing licenses must be worn in a conspicuous place on the outer clothing while engaged in fishing, and must be exhibited to law enforcement personnel on request. Persons under 16 years old or over 70 years old do not require licensing.

 

Purchasing your license is more convenient than ever before. This new I.E.L.S. Integrated Electronic Licensing System site will allow you quick and easy access to fishing licenses, permits, regulations and other important information about recreation in New Jersey.

 

New Jersey Fishing and Hunting License Sales

DIRECTIONS TO MICKS

Click this link to print directions and a map to Micks on a single sheet of paper.

LOCAL CAMPING AREAS

Click this link to print list of camping areas in or around Wharton State Forest on a single sheet of paper.

CAMPING AT NEW JERSEY STATE FACILITIES

For those planning a camping trip to any public campground, please visit Campground Reservations, operated by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. You must first create a NJ Campground Reservation account. You can then easily review reservations already made and track the status of you campsite.

 

TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS

  • When making your reservation, especially from a mobile phone or a tablet, you may find it easier to choose the List View as opposed to Map View to find available sites for the date that you entered.

  • Use the Availability View tab so you can see availability for each site for up to a month from the date that you enter.

  • Some areas of Wharton State Forest are considered Primitive or Wilderness campsites, enclosed pit toilets are available.

  • Access to Lower Forge and Mullica River campsites by boating, hiking or horseback. No motor vehicles allowed.

  • Alcohol is prohibited.

  • Pets are prohibited in overnight facilities with the exception of pet friendly campsites. Campers must provide proof of Rabies vaccination

TRIP INFORMATION

Trips using BODINE FIELD or CHIPS FOLLY waypoints require a camping permit

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MAKE A RESERVATION

RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR ONE HOUR. NO SAME DAY RESERVATIONS. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.