There are several marinas and boatyards on both sides of North Branch.
A State marina is at the head of North Branch. The harbormaster at this facility assigns transient berths. The New Jersey Bureau of Coastal Engineering, Aids to Navigation Section, is based at the marina and can provide mariners with the latest information of conditions on the Intracoastal Waterway, and on other waters marked by the State of New Jersey.
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Forked River, on the west side of Barnegat Bay opposite Mile 23.8, is entered by a marked channel which leads to the head of navigation at the town of Forked River, about 1.8 miles above the bay. In 1997, the controlling depth was reported to be 4 feet. The river forks into three branches about halfway up; the town is on the north side of North Branch. Forked River is reported to afford excellent hurricane shelter.