This National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 40,000 acres of southern New Jersey Coastal Habitats and tidal wetlands. More than 200 species of birds can be found here, and 6,000 acres of the refuge are designated as a Wilderness Area, meaning that public access is limited or even entirely prohibited at times. Each year, scores of ducks and geese, wading birds and shorebirds concentrate here during spring and fall migration, making the Refuge ideal for birdwatching, nature photography and related activities. Visitors may also drive an 8 mile long trail through diversified wetlands and uplands habitat, and there are a couple of short trails for foot travelers as well.

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Family Review of Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Best wildlife is in spring and fall
  • Don't forget insect repellent in summer months
  • If you see a turtle crossing the road, stop your car—turtles have right-of-way in the refuge

Great Creek Road
Oceanville, New Jersey 08231
Parking: Refuge headquarters open M-F 8 am-4 pm

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (609) 652-1665
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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