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Seal of the County of HunterdonDepartment of Parks and Recreation
RIVERFIELD SECTION
of the
SOUTH BRANCH RESERVATION

Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057
parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm


Riverfield




 

Arches SectionABOUT THE RIVERFIELD SECTION
of The South Branch Reservation

Along a bend in the South Branch of the Raritan River lie 26 acres of woods and an open field that was once cultivated for agricultural purposes. From
1925 to 1970, Riverfield was owned by Philip and Minnie Moebus and their son. In 1983, the land was sold to Alan and Ingela Levett, residents of Green Brook. They had a passion for animals and exercised their dogs on the property. Ingela (1945- 2008) was the founder and president of Rawhide Rescue, Inc., a non-profit volunteer group that rescued and found homes for over 2,000 unwanted canines. They sold the property to Hunterdon County in 1997.

The circular trail at Riverfield, almost 3/4 mile, was created in May 2010 by volunteers during the Division's annual Trails Day.

With an elevation that averages 200 feet above sea level, the land gently slopes towards the river, affording scenic views for hikers and fishermen
alike.

Birds observed on the property include orioles, woodpeckers, wrens, catbirds, and red-tailed hawks. Groundhogs, chipmunks, and other mammals also make their home there. A diversity of wildflowers, including milkweed, attract many species of butterflies and other insects. The forest is dominated by sycamores, maples, ashes, and hickories.

Acreage 26
Meeting Room NO
Softball Field NO
Biking Mtn. NO
Bridle Trail NO
Canoeing NO
X-Country Skiing NO
Fishing YES
Fitness Trail NO
Gardens NO
Greenhouse NO
Hiking/Nature Trails YES
Horseshoe Court NO
Hunting YES
Information Board YES
Nature Study NO
Picnic Pavilions NO
Picnic Sites NO
Playground Area NO
Restrooms NO
Scenic Overlook NO
Soccer Field NO
Wedding Gazebo NO
Parking YES
Group Camp Sites NO
Reservable Facilities NO

The Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Division is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources, providing safe parks and facilities, and offering educational and recreational opportunities, all contributing to an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

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LOCATION:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1738 STATE HIGHWAY 31 NORTH, CLINTON, NJ 08809

The Riverfield Section is located in Clinton Township at 1738 State Highway 31
North. The trailhead is adjacent to the Clinton Health Campus of the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center. There is an extensive parking lot, and restrooms are available at the Wellness Center. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Directions from the Flemington Area:
Take Route 31 North for approximately twelve miles. Past the intersection with Halstead Street/513 South in Clinton, you will see a sign for"Clinton Health Campus." Turn right into the driveway, then turn right at the blue sign indicating the trail, and park in the spaces closest to the trailhead.

Directions from Clinton:
Take Halstead Street/513 to Route 31. Turn left to go north on 31, and you will immediately see the"Clinton Health Campus" sign on the right. Follow above directions.

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HUNTING AND FISHINGRecreational Arches - Rainbow Trout

Hunting is permitted to control the deer population. Hunters must obtain a special permit issued by the Division. Visitors during hunting season are strongly encouraged to wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays. For fishermen, the river is stocked with Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. A state fishing license with a trout stamp must be displayed.. See more information about the County's Controlled Hunting Program, click here....

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TRAIL AND GUIDE INFORMATION

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