Past Meetup

Batsto River, Wharton State Forest. Class 1

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Pinelands Adventures/Kayak Rentals

1005 Atsion Road · Shamong, NJ

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Good News! The outfitter will be able to operate on Sunday! The trip is on.

It's going to be too hot to hike. So come and enjoy a cool scenic paddle on the Batsto River in the heart of the New Jersey pine barrens. This winding and twisty river is mostly obstruction free and is a good trip for all levels. We will paddle past cedars, marsh and bogs on our way from Quaker Bridge to the take out at Batsto Lake.

This trip is being run through an outfitter. The outfitter will provide transportation to the Quaker Bridge put in and from the take out at Batsto Lake. The charge with a rental kayak and transportation is $50. Rental canoes are $65 ($32.50 each paddler) and require previous experience with paddling a canoe. If you are bringing your own boat, the charge is $25 (kayak) or $32.50 (canoe) for the transportation. Note that prices are per person and do not include sales tax. Sorry, there is no private shuttle option. You must register for this trip. All money will be collected the morning of the trip. Please bring cash.

All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release and a liability release from Pinelands Adventures. To speed things up on Saturday morning, you can sign the Pinelands Adventures waver on-line.

Here is the link for the online waiver: Participants can sign the waiver electronically without having to print anything, saving paper and time.

Here is a link for our printable waiver:

Requirements (for your safety):

You must wear your PFD while on the water. (The PFD will be provided for renters, however you may bring your own) Wear old sneakers, water socks or some other form of closed toe foot protection. Flip-flops are not acceptable. Bring water and lunch.

Suggestions (for your comfort):

Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet.

Bring sunscreen and insect repellent.

Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings.

Bring snacks.

Have a secure place to carry your car keys.

Bring a hat and sunglasses.

Have a set of dry clothes in your car so you can change for the ride home. Note: A few participants may get signed on through the AMC site, therefore, the actual number of participants on Meetup may not represent the actual group size. This trip is also listed on