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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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Beautiful, informative and fun place to hike, hang out and picnic

My wife and I were staying in Brigantine for a week this spring and decided to check out the Refuge... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Visit to Forsythe National Wildlife Reserve

My wife and I along with another couple recently visited the Forsythe Reserve. We originally made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 We originally made the trip to purchase a senior lifetime pass for US National Parks, but decided to explore the facility while there.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
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We really enjoyed the 8 mile drive, it was a beautiful day and we drove with the windows down. We made quite a few stops one was the walk up tower. On the steps of the tower was a lost Budgie Parakeet, we felt sorry...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Hiking on Birdsong trail is always relaxing, and there are still birds in late December. The loop drive is interesting, don't forget binoculars.

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 21 December 2016

You're not always guaranteed to see a large number of birds, but the the scenery is always lovely and you never know what you will see!

Thank jedunham
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I lived on the edge of the wildlife refuge for almost 10 years and spent time there as often as possible. The Place is magical all year round but is even more so during the fall and spring migrations when tens of thousands of birds...More

Thank Gudwill
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We always love to drive through the refuge. Especially when all the different species of ducks are migrating. We have seen quite a few.eagles too.

Thank flepwina
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a great spot to visit especially if you are seeking a REFUGE from the area's other noisier and frenetic attractions. Good birding spot year round. You can also get your National Park pass at this location. It's beauty IS muted a little due...More

Thank MaryLouandJohn
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited the refuge last weekend during out stay in Brigantine. Unfortunately, the heat index was close to 100 degrees, so we enjoyed the drive in the comfort of our air conditioning. We took advantage of the lender binoculars from the staff and we all...More

Thank Marc M
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terry c
I would like to stop over and see swans ,i'm in my RV , for a few days. I was near there close to fort Dix and could hear them some years ago but couldn't find them. should be in the area some where around the 18th of this month. any advice would be helpful.
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………