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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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Terrific Place to take the Grandkids

We had hoped to picnic at the Refuge on our grandson's spring break, however it turned out to be a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie B
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Titusville, New Jersey
Amazing Place!

Take the time to get out and discover this wonderful place. Not only is the 8 miles wildlife road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rich K
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile drive” (23 reviews)
“atlantic city” (28 reviews)
“visitor center” (15 reviews)
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
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+1 609-652-1665
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"mile drive"
in 23 reviews
"atlantic city"
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"visitor center"
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"wildlife refuge"
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"hiking trails"
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"bird watchers"
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"the loop"
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"different species"
in 4 reviews
"green heads"
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"great pictures"
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"bald eagles"
in 4 reviews
"small gift shop"
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"early spring"
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"daily life"
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"turn around"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hoped to picnic at the Refuge on our grandson's spring break, however it turned out to be a blustery, rainy day. In the morning we packed our picnic anyway and headed to the refuge following our tour of Lucy the Elephant. We decided...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to get out and discover this wonderful place. Not only is the 8 miles wildlife road worth your time, check out the trails in the woods. Song Bird Trail is not to be missed. Amazing wildlife displays in the Visitor Center. Great...More

Thank Rich K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great time to go the end of April. Osprey's on nests, lots of paired up birds. Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatchers, Mute swans, and Snowy egrets were some of our sightings. Not a lot of cars on the loop road. D Terns diving into the water...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We decided to take a Sunday drive down to the shore for some seafood and afterwards randomly decided to visit here on a cold but sunny spring day. We paid $4 for our carful of tourists then took the 8 mile loop in our warm...More

4  Thank IndigoOnTheGo
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Such a lovely little park to see lots of birds! My husband and I visited while staying at Brigantine Beach and made a little day trip of it w/ the boys! We found an animal guide in the visitor's center and spotted birds from the...More

Thank Jamie_CZW
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We spent several hours here, driving the 8-mile loop twice, walking the trails, finding birds everywhere. Birders know about this gem. It can't be appreciated fully on one visit. Wish I were close enough to visit it at once each season.

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Nice wildlife drive and or hiking trails . The visitors center is a wealth of information with a short video to watch .

Thank 1MRMOOSE1
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

What a pleasant, well maintained, place to get away from the hustle bustle! Just outside of Atlantic City. Trails are very well marked. Beautiful Holly trees, Pines and the skyline of AC are just some of the highlights. If hiking isn't your thing you can...More

Thank Handtiques
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I am frequently in the Absecon NJ area and this past weekend I had some extra time so I decided to explore this preserve. It is gorgeous and well thought out, there are birds everywhere and the scenery itself is so unique to the area,...More

Thank ellenhenryklein
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Watched a video about the cite and took an 8 mile drive through the refuge. We aren't birders so couldn't fully appreciate the experience. It gave an appreciation of conservation and the potential effects of progress. Worth a visit.

Thank carolyndm
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Joan D
12 April 2018|
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Response from carolyndm | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but one entrance that being from the parking lot.
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Carlalynn
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.
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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………
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