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Day on the Rancocas Creek
Day on the Rancocas Creek
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Kayak Rancocas Creek
Kayak Rancocas Creek
::2014/05/10::
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Mourning Dove Call on Rancocas Creek, New Jersey
Mourning Dove Call on Rancocas Creek, New Jersey
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Kayaking in Rancocas Creek, Part 2 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
Kayaking in Rancocas Creek, Part 2 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
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Rancocas Creek Floods(Timelapse)
Rancocas Creek Floods(Timelapse)
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Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 1
Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 1
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Abandoned Cabin Ruins on Rancocas Creek.
Abandoned Cabin Ruins on Rancocas Creek.
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South Branch of the Rancocas Creek Vincentown NJ
South Branch of the Rancocas Creek Vincentown NJ
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Kayaking - Rancocas Creek
Kayaking - Rancocas Creek
::2011/08/13::
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A Ride on the Rancocas Creek
A Ride on the Rancocas Creek
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Flood Warning for the North Branch Rancocas Creek at Pemberton, NJ(During Power Outage){EAS #1033}
Flood Warning for the North Branch Rancocas Creek at Pemberton, NJ(During Power Outage){EAS #1033}
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Rancocas Creek flooding at Smithville Dam
Rancocas Creek flooding at Smithville Dam
::2011/08/28::
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CA-20 With EMD Power Crosses Over Rancocas Creek Branch Trestle
CA-20 With EMD Power Crosses Over Rancocas Creek Branch Trestle
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Rancocas Creek Floods
Rancocas Creek Floods
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Rancocas Creek, New Jersey
Rancocas Creek, New Jersey
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Kayaking in Rancocas Creek 1 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
Kayaking in Rancocas Creek 1 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
::2010/06/05::
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Flood Warning for the North Branch Rancocas Creek at Pemberton NJ {EAS #1291} 6-10-13
Flood Warning for the North Branch Rancocas Creek at Pemberton NJ {EAS #1291} 6-10-13
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Johnson 9.9 on Rancocas Creek
Johnson 9.9 on Rancocas Creek
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Kayaking in Rancocas Creek, Part 3 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
Kayaking in Rancocas Creek, Part 3 ; Panasonic ZS3 + Costco Equinox Kayak
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Rancocas creek fish. Need help with the species!!!
Rancocas creek fish. Need help with the species!!!
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Rancocas Creek - Delanco, NJ 8.4.12
Rancocas Creek - Delanco, NJ 8.4.12
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Beaver Rancocas Creek Lightening Jack
Beaver Rancocas Creek Lightening Jack's Marina NJ
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Braelynn swimming in Rancocas Creek
Braelynn swimming in Rancocas Creek
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Irene Smithville Dam, Smithville, New Jersey along Rancocas Creek.
Irene Smithville Dam, Smithville, New Jersey along Rancocas Creek.
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Irascible Giant Pumpkin on the Rancocas Creek The Great Pumpkin
Irascible Giant Pumpkin on the Rancocas Creek The Great Pumpkin
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Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 2
Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 2
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Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 3 - Don
Exploring the Rancocas Creek during Hurricane Irene - Part 3 - Don's truck half under water
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Great Rancocas Creek Flood of 2004
Great Rancocas Creek Flood of 2004
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Kayaking Rancocas Creek
Kayaking Rancocas Creek
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Cam at Rancocas Creek #3
Cam at Rancocas Creek #3
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Cam at Rancocas Creek
Cam at Rancocas Creek
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Rancocas Floods
Rancocas Floods
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Out Of Ear Shot On The Rancocas
Out Of Ear Shot On The Rancocas
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Tom kayak sledding next to the Rancocas
Tom kayak sledding next to the Rancocas
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351 Creek Rd., Moorestown, NJ 08057
351 Creek Rd., Moorestown, NJ 08057
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Cie kayak sledding next to the Rancocas
Cie kayak sledding next to the Rancocas
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Single-Family Home for sale - 870 Rancocas Road, Westhampton, NJ 08060
Single-Family Home for sale - 870 Rancocas Road, Westhampton, NJ 08060
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RARE SWING BRIDGE IN OPERATION
RARE SWING BRIDGE IN OPERATION
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Flight 62 - Hainesport Boat Launch and the Rancocas - 2 of 3
Flight 62 - Hainesport Boat Launch and the Rancocas - 2 of 3
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Abandoned Hainesport Lodge - NJ
Abandoned Hainesport Lodge - NJ
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Do Box Turtles Swim?
Do Box Turtles Swim?
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Single-Family Home for sale - 870 Rancocas Rd, Westampton Twp, NJ 08060
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Property for Rent - 870 Rancocas Road, Westampton Twp, NJ 08060
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Property for Rent - 870 Rancocas Rd, Westampton Twp, NJ 08060
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351 Creek Rd.
351 Creek Rd.
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Lady Bird by Tadd Dameron
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Chevy Big Block 17
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Heroes-Delran Fire Dept. rescue a lost husky that got stuckin the muck...
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Flight 63 - Hainesport Boat Launch and the Rancocas - 3 of 3
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Bob catches big fish
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The main stem of Rancocas Creek between Interstate 295 and the Delaware River viewed from the air in November 2011.

Rancocas Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States. The creek's main stem is 8.3 miles (13.4 km) long, with a North Branch of 28.3 miles (45.5 km) and a South Branch flowing 21.7 miles (34.9 km).[1] The creek system drains a rural agricultural and forested area on the western edge of the Pinelands north and northeast of Camden and the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia.

Overview[edit]

Rancocas Creek rises as two main branches in the Pinelands National Reserve. The North Branch rises in northern Burlington County, in Mirror Lake, just south of Fort Dix. It flows west-northwest past Mount Holly.

The South Branch rises in central Burlington County near Chatsworth and flows generally northwest. It receives the 13.8-mile-long (22.2 km) Southwest Branch[1] from the south approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Mount Holly. The North and South branches join near Rancocas State Park, approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Mount Holly, near the crossing of the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 295. A few hundred yards downstream of the Interstate 295 and NJ Turnpike bridges, Burlington County Route 635 passes over the Creek on a bridge built less than 4 feet (1.2 m) over the average water level. This bridge has the capability for the center section of the bridge to swivel from the perpendicular to the river to parallel, to allow small boat traffic through. After rehabilitation of the bridge in the 1980s, the powered mechanism was removed due to the near-lack of creek barge traffic and expense of maintenance. The bridge may be opened in case of emergency, but requires manual labor to be swiveled open.

It is navigable for approximately 10 miles (16 km) upstream from its mouth on the Delaware. However, the CR 635 bridge effectively places a barrier to boat traffic 7.6 miles (12.2 km) upstream from the Delaware.

Tributaries[edit]

Accidents[edit]

On April 23, 1853, the engineer of Camden & Amboy's 2 p.m. train out of Philadelphia missed stop signals and ran his train off an open drawspan between modern-day Riverside and Delanco on Rancocas Creek.[2] Fortunately, there were no fatalities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=24863;article=1226;title=Train%20Wrecks

Coordinates: 40°01′23″N 74°55′08″W / 40.023°N 74.919°W / 40.023; -74.919

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