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Island Heights, New Jersey United States
39° 56' 33.0'', -74° 7' 58.07''
Toms River Harbor
Dillon Creek Inlet
Dillon Creek Inlet
Dillon Creek Inlet
Overcast throughout the day.
38℉NNW at 7 knots
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Dillon Creek is located off Toms River in the town of Gilford Park near New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) Mile 15. The image above is a view from the southeast looking northwest over the entrance to Dillon Creek (note the wooden jetties).

The right (north) side of the creek is the town of Gilford Park, while on the left (south) is the town of Island Heights. About .2 mile up the creek on its south side is the expansive Dillon Creek Marina, which accepts transient guests, and also has a 20-ton lift for haul-outs and repairs. Anchoring is not permitted, due to the narrow nature of the creek.

Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 12324.

Dillon Creek is reached via an approach from the NJICW and Toms River near NJICW Mile 15. From the NJICW just north of Mile Marker 15, set a course to intercept flashing green “1,” which is located near waypoint N39 56.216N W74 06.708. Be sure o mind the charted three-foot-deep lump just north of flashing green “1.”

Once you have picked up flashing green “1,” set an approximate course of 303 degrees magnetic for about 1.2 miles, which will take you to the entrance to Dillon Creek near its wooden jetties. The entrance is not lighted, however.

Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.

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