Beaver Brook Wildlife Management Area
Upper Sarepta Road, Sarepta, White Township, Warren County, NJ
435 acres


Drive west on US 80 to Exit 12; turn left onto Route 521 (in Hope the route changes to Route 519);  drive 6.3 miles south and turn right onto Serepta Road; drive 0.6 of a mile and turn right onto Mutton Hill Road; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn left onto Upper Serepta Road; drive .02 of a mile to a right turn into a parking area.  There are a number of parking areas actually.  But this is a pretty good one with access to a wide path into the woods. 

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spectacular vistas of nearby Jenny Jump Mountain; Pequest Watershed Group


the former Trap Rock Industries, Inc; and former Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railway's right-of-way.

March 17th, 1999  --  dedicated.


rolling fields; woodlands


almost 2 miles of abandoned railroad bed, running from North Bridgeville Road to the Manunka Chunk Tunnel. Plans are already under way to acquire more of the former Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railway's right-of-way for use as a trail.


5/01/04.  Rosemary, Sonar and I parked at a small pull-off on Serepta Road.  We followed some rough, informal trails  -- emphasis on the rough.  We did not go far due to the many briar plants.  Just enough to get a small plant list. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = date plant found in bloom (5/01/04)

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) *
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple) *
Quercus rubra (red oak)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) *
Corylus sp. (hazel)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive) * lots of it
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) * soon
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose) lots of it
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum) * soon

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) *
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)
Chelidonium majus (celandine) *
Cirsium sp. (thistle)
Conium maculatum (poison hemlock) ? *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Erigeron sp. (fleabane)
Fragaria virginiana (strawberry) *
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Lamium purpureum (purple dead nettle) *
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Pycnanthemum sp. (mountain mint)
Stellaria media (common chickweed) *
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup) *
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Veronica persica (Persian speedwell) *
Viola pubescens (yellow forest violet) *
Viola sororia (common blue violet)  *

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)