Trail Guides
Greenwich Lake Park

Tomlin Station Road, Gibbstown, NJ
Phone: (856) 468-0100

OWNER:  Gloucester County

DIRECTIONS:  From Flood Gates Road, turn Left onto West Broad Street/Route 44 North. After 1.4 miles, turn sharp Right on Tomlin Station Road, which is the first Right after a railroad bridge in Gibbstown. After 0.9 miles turn Left into the entrance for Greenwich Lake Park.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST HIGHWAY:  From I-295 take exit 15 and turn Left onto Tomlin Station Road. After 0.3 miles, turn Right into the entrance for Greenwich Lake Park.   Map

ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Facilities open April through November 30th. The boat launch is open on weekends from the start of trout season until Labor Day. No paved access to lake and picnic grounds December through March.

SPECIAL FEATURES:  The park has a playground, benches with great views of the lakes and marshes, and picnic tables with grills available.

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SITE DESCRIPTION:  Greenwich Lake Park is easily accessible and is great for beginning wildlife enthusiasts, elderly, handicapped and time-restrained. The paved and unpaved trails explore various habitats and wind past lagoons and waterways that drain to the Repaupo Creek and eventually the Delaware River. Greenwich Lake, the largest water feature, is stocked with trout several times a year and is popular for fishing and boating.

DON'T MISS:  An unpaved trail spurs from a mowed area South of the parking lot. This trail wraps around the woodlands to some old fields closer to I-295. In spring and summer these fields are alive with songs of Common Yellowthroat, Field Sparrow, and Indigo Bunting, among other songbirds.

Winter:  Bald Eagles have been seen fishing over the lake. Scan the banks for Great Blue Heron. Evidence of beaver activity is visible in the chewed trunks of trees. Mixed flocks of Dark-eyed Junco and various sparrows inhabit the fields.
Spring:  Look carefully for Green Herons among the reeds and emergent vegetation in the small ponds and along the banks of Greenwich Lake. Listen for the song of Yellow Warbler among other migrants. Muskrat and raccoon tracks can be found in the mud near the water’s edge.
Summer:  Northern Oriole, Eastern Kingbird and Red-winged Blackbird are among the nesting birds. Fish and turtles abound in the lake and wetlands. The wildflower areas are magnets for various species of butterfly. Dragonflies and damselflies are plentiful near water, and include blue dasher, Eastern pond hawk, Ruby meadowhawk, and various bluets.
Fall:  Waterfowl visit, sometimes in large flocks, and include Canada Goose, Ruddy Duck and Mallard. Changing oak and maple leaves provide color. Watch for Osprey hunting over the lake on their way South.

A CLOSER LOOK:  From Greenwich Lake Park it is possible to launch a canoe or kayak and travel Northwest along Repaupo Creek for two miles toward the flood gates on the Delaware River. This is a wonderful and relaxing way to more thoroughly experience the wildlife of these fertile brackish wetlands.

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