Crosswicks Creek is a 25.3-mile-long (40.7 km) tributary of the Delaware River in Burlington County, New Jersey in the United States. Crosswicks Creek watershed encompasses parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its headwaters flow from the Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base Military Reserves in a northwesterly direction and then turn sharply south where it meets the Delaware River at Bordentown Township. With jets roaring overhead and shells being test fired, the Crosswicks Creek watershed has a set of unique concerns and is the focus of many protection and restoration activities. In the mid 1990s, the New Jersey Department of Transportation opened the missing segment of I-295, which has had a significantly impact on the mouth of the Crosswicks. This area, known as the Hamilton Marsh, has had significant portions filled in to make way for the freeway. During construction, new wetlands were also created, but at the expense of established woodlands. There may also be interference with wildlife movement patterns due to the large freeway's presence in the marsh. In light of these activities, there is support for the development of a Hamilton Marsh Greenway.
1 Fossils 2 Vital statistics 3 Tributaries 4 Impoundments 5 See also 6 References 7 External links
Fossils Although most of the creek does not yield particularly abundant deposits of fossils, fossils from the Pleistocene and Cretaceous eras have been found. There exist patches of particularly fossiliferous deposits among mostly non-fossiliferous deposits throughout the creek's path. Vital statistics
Length: 25 miles (40 km) Watershed Area: 146 square miles (380 km2) Headwaters: Fort Dix and McGuire Military Bases and Lahaway Creek in the Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area NJ Stream Classification: FW-1 at headwaters, FW-2 Nontrout for the rest of watershed Land Use: Agricultural/undeveloped, forested, urban/suburban residential, commercial, and military Municipalities:
Allentown Bordentown Township Chesterfield City of Bordentown Fort Dix Military Reservation Hamilton Plumsted New Hanover North Hanover Upper Freehold Springfield
Bobs Run Buck Brook Buckhole Creek Culvert Pond Run Doctors Creek Edges Brook Ivanhoe Brook Jumping Brook Lahaway Creek Long Bog Run Mile Hollow Brook North Run South Run Thornton Creek
Allentown Lake Brindle Lake Conines Millpond Cookstown Pond Gropp Lake Hamilton Marsh Imlaystown Lake Oakford Lake Prospertown Lake Red Valley Lake
List of rivers of New Jersey
^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011 ^ Gertler, Edward. Garden State Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2002. ISBN 0-9605908-8-9 ^ http://newegypthistoricalsociety.com/did.html ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
U.S. Geological Survey: NJ stream gaging stations Crosswicks Creek Greenway
Coordinates: 40°10′44″N 74°41′46″W / 40.178996°N 74.696174°W / 40.