Map and Facts About the Pinelands

Population - Over 700,000 people live in Pinelands communities.

Population densities range from less than 10 persons per square mile in the interior sections to over 4,000 persons per square mile in more developed communities at the edge of the region.

Preservation Area - 294,000 acres; resource-related uses and limited residential development.
Special Agricultural Production Area - 36,300 acres; berry agricultural uses and related development.

Agricultural Production Area - 67,300 acres; agricultural uses and related development,

Forest Area - 246,800 acres; resource-related uses and low density residential development.

Rural Development Area - 116,700 acres; moderate density development.

Regional Growth Area - 77, 100 acres; moderately high residential development and commercial and industrial development.

Fort Dix Military Reservation
Military and Federal Installation Area
- 46,000 acres.

McGuire Air Force Base
McGuire Air Force Base

U.S. Naval Air Station
FAA - William J. Hughes Technical Center

Towns and Villages - 52 interspersed throughout Pinelands Area. Including:
Ghost Towns
Woodland Township
Ocean Township

And of course, no site about the Pine Barrens would be complete without:

The Jersey Devil

The Pinelands National Reserve is roughly bounded by the New Jersey Turnpike and New Jersey Rt. 55 on the west, the Garden State Parkway on the east, I-95 on the north and the Delaware Bay on the south.

The Reserve encompasses 1.1 million acres of Atlantic coastal plain in southern New Jersey (23 percent of the state's total land area), and includes portions of 56 municipalities and 7 counties - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean.

More information is available from:

New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
501 East State St.
P.O. Box 404, Trenton, N.J., 08625
Phone 800-843-6420 or 609-984-0370.