The Great Egg Harbor River is a 55.0-mile-long (88.5 km)river in southern New Jersey
in the United States
. It is one of the major rivers that traverse the largely pristine Pinelands, draining 308 square miles (800 km2) of wetlands into the Atlantic Ocean at Great Egg Harbor, from which it takes its name.
It rises in the suburbs southeast of Camden
and flows generally southeast, to the south of the Atlantic City
Expressway, entering Great Egg Harbor approximately 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Atlantic City. In 1992, the United States Congress designated 129 miles (208 km) of the river and its tributaries as the Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River, as part of the National Wild and Scenic River system.It is the longest canoeing river within the Pinelands.