Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville

4.8
#6 of 36 in Wildlife in Jersey Shore
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Encompassing coastal habitats and tidal wetlands, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a bird-watchers heaven. Home to more than 300 species of migratory water birds during spring and fall migration, the refuge boasts four hiking trails and a 13 km (8 mi) unpaved loop road that goes through wetlands and woodlands passing several observation towers. In addition to birding, hiking, and cycling, popular activities include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. At the visitor center, you can rent a pair of binoculars. Note that access to the part of the refuge designated as a wilderness area is limited during the nesting season. Add Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Oceanville trip itinerary using our Oceanville trip planner.
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  • We visited outside of the main birding season. All facilities including visitor center were closed. The Long Beach Island refuge was also closed. The drive around the marshes was open and...  more »
  • The ride through the marshes surrounded by water was beautiful. There were swans, turtles and fish to see. The lookout was fun to climb and pictures we took stunning.  more »
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  • Beautiful with so many birds! Watch out for ticks though...got a few on me by brushing up on edge of walkway. I went via access point in neighborhood close by Manahawkin Lake Park
  • Absolutely fantastic 8 Mile Drive around for nature and photography lots of birds including Ospreys and Eagles I usually do two or three loops also a lot of trails you can walk.. my go-to place exit 48 from the north on the Garden State Parkway absolutely love it!

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