The Navesink River is an estuary, approximately 8 mi (12 km) long in Monmouth County, New Jersey in the United States. Known officially as the North Shrewsbury River and upstream of Red Bank as the Swimming River, it is formed southwest of Red Bank by the confluence of the Swimming River with several smaller streams. It extends ENE along the north side of Red Bank, connecting to the Shrewsbury River estuary at Rumson, approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) south of the entrance of the Shrewsbury River into Sandy Hook Bay near Highlands. Originally populated by the Lenni Lenape Indians, the area along the Navesink banks is one of the most affluent in New Jersey. It has long been an area of Old Money.The Navesink River is bounded by the communities of Middletown, Red Bank, Fair Haven and Rumson.The estuary is navigable (up to about 6 feet draft) up to Red Bank, where it provides marina facilities.Today the river is a major recreational resource for powerboating, crabbing, fishing, sailing, ice sailing & ice skating when the river freezes in the colder winters, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, swimming and rowing.As a tidal estuary flowing to the Shrewbury River at Sea Bright, continuing into Sandy Hook Bay and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean, the Navesink provides excellent fishing for species such as bluefish (snappers), striped bass and fluke. Crabbing is particularly popular in the upstream Swimming river section.The Navesink River has been home to a pod of up to 15 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins since June of this year. They are thought to have followed a school of baitfish from the Sandy Hook Bay.
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