Flatbrook-Roy Wildlife Management Area
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Route 615 or Walpak Road, Bevans, Wallpak & Sandyston Townships, Sussex County, NJ
2,090 acres

Approximately 6 miles west of Branchville at the town of Bevans.


US 80 west and get off at the exit for Route 15; Route 15 north to Route 206 north; turn left onto Route 560; turn/bear left onto Route 640 (Bevans Road);  turn/bear left onto Route 615; pass by the shooting range area near green mileage marker 10; follow Route 615 south to an entrance for the Wildlife Management Area.  Park.  (On the west side of Flat Brook, there is a bridge that is blocked off from cars that pedestrians can use to cross the Brook.)

From Route 615 one can turn/bear left onto a dirt road that will also take the driver to the east side of the blocked off bridge over Flat Brook.  The dirt road can be a little rough.  Not far down the road there is a parking area for fishing access.  We drove past this area.  We turned right at the first right turn available after the turn to the fishing access.  We parked just in front of the east side of the bridge over Flat Brook.

(For maps see: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaland.htm)


Part of the Flat Brook Watershed Group that includes High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, Hainesville WMA, Walpack WMA, and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  The sub-watersheds include Shimmers Brook, Clove Brook, Big Flat Brook, Flat Brook below Tillman's Brook and Van Campens Brook, and Dunnfield Creek. 


1932 (June)  --  135 acres are purchased as “Public Shooting Grounds” in Sussex County which eventually becomes the Flatbrook-Roy WMA.


Field and upland. The Big and Little Flat Brook, tow of NJ's most famous trout streams, flow through the tract.


rabbits, deer and woodchucks

pheasants, grouse, wild turkey, Cerulean Warbler, wood ducks, black ducks and mallards


8/07/04.  This was a brief visit because it was our second stop of the day and we had already spent three hours at Hainesville Wildlife Management Area.  Wife Rosemary and I mostly botanized around the bridge over Flat Brook.  We did take a brief look at one of the fields in the area and there are some big fields (covered with wild bergamot in bloom at our visit).  We will have to come back.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Picea pungens var. glauca (blue spruce) planted probably
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix sp. (willow)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (dewberry)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadowsweet) 8/07/04
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut)
Viburnum lentago (nannyberry viburnum)

Clematis virginiana (virgin's bower) 8/07/04
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Dioscorea villosa (wild yam root)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Agrimonia gryposepala (agrimony) 8/07/04
Agrimonia parviflora (small-flowered agrimony)  
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) 8/07/04
Ambrosia trifida (great ragweed) 
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Angelica atropurpurea (purple stem angelica)
Arctium lappa (great burdock) 8/07/04
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asarum canadense (wild ginger)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Bidens sp. (beggar tick)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) 8/07/04
Cichorium intybus (chicory) 8/07/04
Cirsium discolor (field thistle)
Conyza canadensis (horseweed) 8/07/04
Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) 8/07/04
Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil) 8/07/04
Desmodium sp. (tick trefoil) 8/07/04
Elodea sp. (waterweed)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) 8/07/04
Eupatorium fistulosum (trumpetweed) 8/07/04
Eupatorium maculatum (spotted Joe-Pye-weed) 8/07/04
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset) 8/07/04 9/12/95
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot) 8/07/04 9/12/95
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod) 8/07/04
Galium mollugo (wild madder) 8/07/04
Geum canadense (white avens) 8/07/04
Hydrophyllum sp. (waterleaf) ?
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) 8/07/04
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed) 8/07/04
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs) 8/07/04 9/12/95
Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) 8/07/04
Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco) 8/07/04
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil) 8/07/04
Ludwigia palustris (water purslane)
Lycopus sp. (water horehound) 8/07/04
Lycopus virginicus (Virginia bugleweed) 8/07/04
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) 8/07/04
Mimulus ringens (monkey flower) 8/07/04
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot) 8/07/04
Osmorhiza claytonii (sweet cicely)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) 8/07/04
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum arifolium (halberd-leaved tearthumb) 
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) 8/07/04
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb) 8/07/04
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed) 8/07/04
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) 8/07/04
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaved mountain mint) 8/07/04
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan) 8/07/04
Rudbeckia laciniata (green-headed coneflower) 8/07/04
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Sagittaria sp. (arrowhead) 8/07/04
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet) 8/07/04
Satureja vulgaris (wild basil) 8/07/04
Scutellaria lateriflora (mad-dog skullcap) 8/07/04
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) 8/07/04
Solidago spp. (goldenrod) 8/07/04
Stellaria pubera (great chickweed) 8/07/04
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadowrue)
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 8/07/04
Trifolium repens (white clover) 8/07/04
Urtica dioica var. dioica (stinging nettle) 8/07/04
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall nettle) 8/07/04
Verbena hastata (blue vervain) 8/07/04
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain) 8/07/04

Juncus sp. (rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Carex crinita (fringed sedge)
Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)
Cyperus sp. (nut or umbrella sedge)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Eleusine indica (zipper grass)
Elymus canadensis (Canada rye grass)
Leersia oryzoides (rice-cut grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)