Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!


All visitors to Palmyra Cove Nature Park/Institute for Earth Observations are expected to comply with Park Rules and Regulations. Park property is patrolled by Burlington County Bridge Commission police department, which enforces Park Rules and Regulations. 
  • All Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • NO Admittance from dusk to dawn.
  • NO Smoking anywhere on Palmyra Cove Nature Park/Institute for Earth Observations.
  • NO Bicycles in park; foot traffic only.
  • NO Pets allowed in the park.
  • NO Alcoholic beverages allowed in the park.
  • NO Open fires allowed in the park.
  • NO Person shall abuse, mutilate, injure, move or remove any plant, animal, or natural resource from within the park.
  • NO Motor vehicles allowed in the park.
  • NO Person shall swim in water which is under the jurisdiction of the park.
  • Fishing is allowed, but Fishing License is required.
  • Kayaks and canoes only may be launched from beach area.
  • NO Hunting.
  • DO NOT Feed the wildlife.
  • Please comply with our carry-in, carry-out trash regulation.