“Paradise Campground area raceway in a blueberry field”
Location: Hammonton, Atlantic County, Wharton State Forest
GPS location: N 39.68709/ W 74.74297
Local name: Unknown
Directions: Route 206 N. to Paradise Lane Campground road on right, right on second dirt road, vernal pool on left (also destroyed), blueberry field on right.
Type of Area: Open wetlands/forest wetlands/vernal pool
What is going on at this site: This site has been turned into a virtual 4 x 4 off-road vehicle and ATV raceway . There is about a 1/4 mile circular track through the area with many off shoots invading surrounding forested area. The usual dumping is going on with beer cans, tires, construction debris.
What is there: Green frogs, Carpenter frogs and Pine Barren Tree frogs