US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District

Denis Creek Bombing Range

The former Denis Creek site is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Eldora, Cape May County, New Jersey.  

The land is privately owned, but is managed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for recreational purposes, such as for hunting and fishing. 

The former Denis Creek property was used by the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 to train new pilots stationed at Naval Air Station Wildwood in New Jersey. 

The property was used to train dive-bombing squadrons and fighter-bomber squadrons for combat. 

Training activities involved high and low altitude gunnery tactics; dive-, glide-, and live-bombing; and rocket training.  

During the site inspection, munitions debris from practice bombs were found.  

Further investigation of the former Denis Creek property will be conducted, subject to availability of funds. 

The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is conducting work at the site under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS). 

To read a fact sheet on the project Click Here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gregory Goepfert, Project Manager, at (917) 790-8235.