US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District

Former Tuckahoe Rocket Range Site

The Former Tuckahoe Rocket Range occupies approximately 3,111 acres of marshland located 3 miles east of the Village of Tuckahoe, Upper Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. The range was constructed to provide air-to-ground rocket training during World War II.

The site was used by Navy aviators as a practice aerial rocket and bombing range. Near the end of the war, rocket training was shifted to a new facility and operations ceased at the Tuckahoe Rocket Range. Presently, the property is being used for recreational activities.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will conduct further work at the site under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites
(DERP-FUDS), subject to availability of funds.

The Corps reviewed historical research and performed site visits that showed that there may be potential explosive hazards on the site. Presently, there is no immediate concern, but additional investigations will be conducted.

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.