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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Birds, only shorebirds

Definitely one of the top birding places in the NJ. Every time I visited, I had a surprise for me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Explore nature

Three generations of our family enjoy Forsythe NWR at all times of year. Every visit is unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally S
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the top birding places in the NJ. Every time I visited, I had a surprise for me. One should slowly drive the 8 miles long Wildlife Drive and watch the beauty of the Refuge. Trail lovers can go for heart soothing walk...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three generations of our family enjoy Forsythe NWR at all times of year. Every visit is unique because the scenery changes with the seasons and the day! Birding is fantastic with diverse ecosystems. We love biking the 8 mile loop in early spring or fall...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Refuge is tucked along the coast of northern Atlantic County facing Atlantic City. But far from that bustling resort is this quiet place with an 8 mile Wildlife Drive that you can do with the windows up and the air conditioning on and enjoy...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My children love wildlife so we went to see the birds and we found many of them and thought they were beautiful. I would imagine that this place is amazing for bird watchers and people who really know their different species of birds. The Visitor...More

Thank DL P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 26 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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
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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………