Tuckerton Creek Subwatershed Photo of wetlands in the Tuckerton Creek watershed_Photo by Lisa Auermuller.
(includes Parker Run)

The Tuckerton Creek subwatershed includes: 

• a portion of Bass River Township (Burlington County)

• a portion of Little Egg Harbor Township

• Tuckerton Borough 
 

Watershed Facts

The main branch of Tuckerton Creek is approximately 7,000 linear feet in length.  It reaches from the downstream end of Lake Pohatcong in the Borough of Tuckerton (Route 9) to its confluence with Little Egg Harbor.

Within the Tuckerton Creek subwatershed are smaller tributaries:  Mill Creek (drainage area is almost exclusively forested) and Giffords Branch (drainage area includes a large education complex and athletic fields).  Both of these tributaries feed into Lake Pohatcong.  Mill Creek is the main hydrologic input to the lake.  Tuckerton Creek watershed by Lisa Auermuller

Smaller waterbodies in this subwatershed that flow directly into Barnegat Bay include: 

  • Willis Creek
  • Jesses Creek
  • Sapp Creek
  • Weir Creek

Ecological Features

Within the subwatershed are various habitats including upland pine-oak forests, salt water tidal marsh, fresh open water, wetland areas including Atlantic white cedar swamps, and sandy beaches. The Tuckerton Creek is surrounded by extensive coastal wetlands and various residential developments.

The Tuckerton Creek subwatershed is home to state threatened and endangered species such as the Barred Owl, the Osprey, and the Pine Barrens Tree Frog.  The Coastal Training Center of the Jacques Couseau National Estuarine Research Reserve

 

Points of Interest

  • Lake Pohatong, Tuckerton Borough
  • The Tuckerton Seaport Museum, a working maritime village located on the Tuckerton Creek, Tuckerton Borough
  • The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Center, Tuckerton Borough
  • Bass River State Forest, Tuckerton Borough
  • Tip Seaman County Park, Tuckerton Borough

Related Links

Little Egg Harbor Township History
Borough of Tuckerton Natural Resource Inventory