Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

800 Great Creek Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
 609-652-1665
  • Overview

    This incredible National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats and wetlands. The refuge extends for 50 miles along the coast from Brick Township to its southern extent, five miles north of Atlantic City. At least 322 species of birds have been observed on the refuge.

    There are at least 10 locations where visitors can access the refuge. The most popular place to view birds is the Wildlife Dr. in the Brigantine Division. This eight-mile, one-way, unpaved road leads you through wetlands and woodlands.

    There are two observation towers and one observation deck equipped with spotting scopes to help visitors view birds. There are also four hiking trails. Look for spectacular concentrations of migratory water birds in spring and fall, as they stop and linger in the refuge habitats managed to meet their needs.

    An entrance fee is required to access the Wildlife Dr. and its associated foot trails. School groups can register for guided activities.
  • Amenities

    Activities
    • Canoeing & Kayaking
    • Birding
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Biking
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