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Old 03-17-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Voorhees, NJ
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Hello everyone,

This is an odd request, but I'm trying to find a park that I was taken to years ago that is located somewhere in either the city of Salem itself or somewhere in Salem County. I will try and describe it the best I can.

To get there, you need to take a long road, with reeds on both sides of you, until you hit the small parking area (it's not paved, just sand and dirt). The power lines coming from the nuclear plant are clearly visible on the right side. You walk down a trail to your left, where you arrive at a lookout deck, made of plywood. On top, you have an amazing view of the various streams that encompass the area and the nuclear power plant and the (I'm assuming) Hope Creek Power Plant, itself. It's an amazing sight, at night, because you can see all the yellow lights around the plant. It looks like a space ship.

Looking at a map, I'm assuming this place is in Lower Alloways Creek Township, but I could be wrong. I remember the people I went with said we were going to "Salem" and they were using a GPS, so it may be in the Salem City. I tried hovering over the area on Google Maps, with no luck.

It would be great if anyone could offer any suggestions. Even if you don't know, is there any easier way I can find out where this place is?

Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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This is most likely not the place that you remember, but it's a nice place to visit. Alloway Creek Watershed Wetland Restoration Site

There is a nature trail with a bird blind and observation platform accessible from the first parking lot. Drive south to the second lot and you can walk down a trail to another observation platform overlooking the bay and see the cooling towers.

If you search conservation, restoration sites in Salem and Cumberland counties, you'll find that there are many roads which, paved and unpaved, traverse wetlands and lead to the bay. Also, check the birding sites -- they access the same spots.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Sounds like Mad Horse Creek WMA to me
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Voorhees, NJ
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This is most likely not the place that you remember, but it's a nice place to visit. Alloway Creek Watershed Wetland Restoration Site

There is a nature trail with a bird blind and observation platform accessible from the first parking lot. Drive south to the second lot and you can walk down a trail to another observation platform overlooking the bay and see the cooling towers.

If you search conservation, restoration sites in Salem and Cumberland counties, you'll find that there are many roads which, paved and unpaved, traverse wetlands and lead to the bay. Also, check the birding sites -- they access the same spots.
On the contrary, that is it

Thanks a bunch!
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