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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 2 things to do in Oceanville Features Animals
Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Birder paradise! Went early in the morning and did the 8 mile wildlife drive. We expected it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashland, Virginia
via mobile
Absolutely Amazing

Wow! What a wonderful treasure this Park is to NJ !! We started out at the Visitor Center, where... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Somerset, New Jersey
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Birder paradise! Went early in the morning and did the 8 mile wildlife drive. We expected it wouldn't take long but we ended up being there for hours! So much to see!!! The endless pink blooms of hibiscus were a pleasant surprise! We saw so...More

Thank mrsnblanc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful treasure this Park is to NJ !! We started out at the Visitor Center, where we collected maps, some history, and a few tips from the extremely helpful people who work there. We were even lucky enough to buy a National...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside bathrooms are basically toilet seats over a hole in the ground. Lots of flies inside the bathroom for obvious reasons. Bathrooms inside visitor center more like usual bathroom, although I didn't see a changing table in men's room. Small gift shop (bring cash,...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great place to visit with the family. Its a small loop through the wetlands with plenty to see. We saw lots of turtles on the day we drove through. Also lots of different birds.

Thank jrsyshoregrl
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Beautiful nature spot outside of Atlantic City. Several walking trails and an 8 mile long car loop with plenty to see. Lots of plant and wildlife. We saw egrets, turtles, crabs, and many other birds. Probably would have seen more but the green head flies...More

Thank Hawkshoe
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Happy to have found this beautiful place!(Used to be called Brigantine) We went on the 7 mile loop drive through the marshland. There are overlook areas, places to pull off, a wide enough road for passing vehicles, a modest restroom, visitor center(we were too late...More

Thank Melinda K
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We visit this wonderful protected land at least once every season. 47,000 acres of salt marshes, freshwater ponds, seashore with a view of the Atlantic City skyline. It is a birders paradise with turtle and butterflies abundance also.We have spotted eastern kingbirds, great blue herons,...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I were staying in Brigantine for a week this spring and decided to check out the Refuge on a sunny but breezy Sunday. It was only about a half hour drive and costs $4 per carload to park. Although there were only...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My wife and I along with another couple recently visited the Forsythe Reserve. We originally made the trip to purchase a senior lifetime pass for US National Parks, but decided to explore the facility while there. The people were very friendly and informative. We enjoyed...More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Anyone who has driven a part of the Garden State Parkway has driven past sections of this refuge. Get off the parkway and visit this place now! This is what the New Jersey coastline was meant to be. Thank goodness a part of it has...More

Thank Alaska4Ever
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7 August 2017|
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Response from marijke23 |
Yes you can. We were just there on Friday and the passes were $10 each. It was quick and easy.
terry c
9 March 2015|
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Response from Joann M | Reviewed this property |
Weather will be better this week however i agree you should call first. There were a few last summer. It changes all the time so enjoy………