Scotland Run Park
Address
980 East Academy Street
Clayton, N.J. 08322
(856)881-0845

Open year-round from dawn to dusk
Scotland Run Park/Wilson Lake SITE MAP
Gloucester County Bike Trail Map

Scotland Run Park, is the largest of the county parks, spanning over 1000 acres. Eighty acre Wilson Lake offers passive recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, and nature observation. There is also a handicapped accessible fishing pier in the boat launch area. The nature center offers a variety of environmental education programs for all ages. Walking trails are located behind the nature center and also on the lake-side of the park. The playground and picnic areas are across the street from the nature center.

Dr. Daniel Duran
We would like to welcome Dr. Daniel Duran to the Scotland Run Park Nature Center. Dr. Duran will be working both with Rowan University and the Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Department. We are currently in a transition period having meetings, renovating the Nature Center, and working on the scheduling of programs etc. We appreciate your patience during this transition and we look forward to introducing new programs and bringing back old favorites.

Dr. Daniel P. Duran is a Lecturer at Rowan University, and Naturalist at Scotland Run Park.  He is also President and co-founder of a non-profit insect conservation organization, The Mid-Atlantic Native & Threatened Insect Zoo (MANTIZ).  He received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stockton University in 1998, an M.S. in Entomology from University of Missouri in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Evolution and Ecology from Vanderbilt University in 2010. In between his degrees, he has also worked for the Natural History Museum, London, UK and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.  Currently, he teaches courses about a variety of topics pertaining to ecology, evolution, insects, and plants.  His research is focused on 1) the discovery of new species and advancing the field of integrative taxonomy, and 2) examining the important roles of insects and plants in functioning ecosystems.  Dr. Duran is a co-author of the book "A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, 2nd Edition".


Facilities

  • 80 acre lake
  • Fishing, boat launch, handicapped fishing pier
  • canoe/kayak launch and rentals 
  • Grills
  • Restrooms
  • Jogging/ Walking trails
  • Multi-purpose trails
  • Pavilions2 (one rentable)
  • Picnic area
  • Play Structures (5-12 year old)


    Canoe and Kayak Rentals
    Done for the season...Will return June 2019

    Kids
    Fishing Contest

    Nature Tots

    Families
    Monthly Bird Walks

    The Gloucester County WaterFest


    Directions
    From Points North (Cherry Hill & Philadelphia)
    North-South Freeway (Route 42) to Route 55 South
    Exit 45 "Centerton-Clayton"
    At top of exit ramp, make a left onto Buck Road (Route 553)
    First traffic light, make a right onto Academy Street (Rt. 610)
    Follow Academy Street (County Route 610) through Clayton and across Delsea Drive
    Approximately 2 miles to traffic light at Fries Mill Road (County Route 655)
    Go through light, 500 feet on the right is the Nature Center, to the left is Wilson Lake

    From Points South
    From Route 55 North - follow directions above
    From Route 322 - Black Horse Pike to Williamstown
    Follow 322 West to Fries Mill Road (County Route 655)
    Make a left onto Fries Mill Road (County Route 655)
    Approximately 2 1/2 miles (first traffic light) is Clayton-Williamstown Road (County Route 610)
    Make a left onto 610
    Nature Center is 500 feet on the right and Wilson Lake is to the left

    From Points West
    322 west to Route 55 South, then follow directions from the North

    From Points East
    Berlin-Cross Keys Road (County Route 689) through the Cross Keys intersection (or) the Black Horse Pike to
    Tuckahoe Road (County Route 555)
    Second traffic light is Clayton-Williamstown Road (Route 610) make a right
    Approximately 2 miles the Nature Center is on the left and Wilson Lake is on the right