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NJ - First state park opened in Gloucester County

Mantua Creek cuts through the state's newest park, Tall Pines, a former golf course in Gloucester County.

A new state park is open, the first in South Jersey’s Gloucester County. Tall Pines State Park is a former golf course once owned by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski. He operated it as Ron Jaworski’s Eagles Nest. It later became Tall Pines The 110-acre park straddles Deptford and Mantua townships along the border of the borough of Wenonah. There is rolling terrain that drops down to a narrow stretch of Mantua Creek, which bisects the property and is passable by foot bridges. more: