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Tall Pines
State Preserve

Gloucester County, Deptford Township

GPS Coordinates
39.78101, -75.13946

Size: 110 acres

Fees: No entrance fee.
Link to the Related Fees page

Take Route 55 to exit 53B and make a right onto Glassboro Road. The park is located on the left at the intersection of Glassboro and Bark Bridge road.



A once popular golf course, Tall Pines State Preserve became Gloucester County's first State Park June of 2016.

Abandoned as a golfcourse in 2006, Tall Pines went through a unique period of being unmaintaned allowing trees and plants to grow undistrubed. Today when visiting Tall Pines, most of it's past of being a golf course has been erased by nature.

The lands of Tall Pines State Preserve are managed by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and maintained by Mantua Township.

Park Advisory

Visit and follow for the most recent information on park operations — some amenities may not be available due to COVID-19.

Park Hours

Open daily sunrise to sunset.


Tall Pines State Preserve has two marked trails, the Perimeter Trail (Green) and the Red Trail (Red).

Dedication Ceremony

Watch the dedication ceremony of Tall Pines State Preserve.

Keep Your Park Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep the parks clean and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. Please bring a biodegradablebag with you when visiting to take your trash home.Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Special Use Permit Application

Special Use Permit Application Package

A Special Use Permit is utilized to accommodate a specific activity or event being conducted over a short duration. There are two types of special use permits: Non-Commercial and Commercial and fees are based on NJ residency and Non-residents.  A completed application must be submitted to the park/forest area where the activity or event is being held at least 90 days prior to the event. If the special use or event is extremely large or complex, at least one-year’s prior notice is recommended. 

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Questions regarding our parks and forests can be directed to
Joy Eastmead of the State Park Service.


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