Mullica River - Pleasant Mills

It rises in central Camden County, near Berlin, on the southeastern fringes of the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. It flows generally east-southeast across the state, crossing the Wharton State Forest. Near The Forks, where it receives the Batsto River, the Mullica broadens into a navigable river approximately 20 miles (32 km) long, stretching east-southeast and emptying into Great Bay approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Atlantic City. Approximately 3 miles (5 km) upstream from its mouth on Great Bay it receives the estuary of the Wading River from the north. Approximately 2 miles (3 km) upstream from its mouth it receives the Bass River from the north.

The estuary is crossed by the Garden State Parkway and US 9 near its mouth. The lower reaches of the river form an extensive wetlands area, which is protected on its southern bank as the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. The river is noted as a spawning ground for striped bass. Source: Wikipedia

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