Flooding Advisory Issued at Wharton State Forest

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The affects of all the recent heavy rain are still being felt in parts of the South Jersey area.

Officials with the New Jersey State Park Service have issued a flooding advisory at Wharton State Forest noting that the persistent rainfall has made many of the unimproved roads and bridges within the state forest impassable.

They are advising anyone with plans to visit Wharton to postpone their trip if it involved using any of the impacted roads.

In addition, all access points for the Batsto, Mullica, Oswego, and Wading rivers are closed due to hazardous conditions.

Do not use the rivers for recreational purposes until floodwaters recede.

Anyone planning to visit Wharton State Forest for camping, hiking, horseback riding, or other trail related activities are asked to call ahead of time for the latest information on conditions and accessibility at 609-561-0024.

The historic Batsto Village will remain open.


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