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Cattus Island County Park

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1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753-3909
+1 732-270-6960
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The Gem of Ocean County NJ

Beautiful Place great views, Nature Center is Fantastic! Live animals, snakes, turtles, local fish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tuckerton, United States
Excellent local spot for a nature walk!

You have probably driven by this place and never even knew it existed. The "Cattus Island" sign (on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“nature center” (24 reviews)
“main trail” (8 reviews)
1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753-3909
+1 732-270-6960
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Place great views, Nature Center is Fantastic! Live animals, snakes, turtles, local fish in the large aquariums. A must see in Ocean County NJ!

Thank F1546AUjohnh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have probably driven by this place and never even knew it existed. The "Cattus Island" sign (on Fischer Blvd in Toms River) is very innocuous and in no way indicates the beautiful nature center and lush expansive island that lies behind it. After Super...More

Thank Bhoja
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to take a walk right on the bay great for bike rides or taking your dog for a walk or just to go out by yourself for a walk very nice worth the visit and there's a nature center there also

1  Thank nmss4
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a cool place for a county park. They have lots of little things kids will like to look at and read about the animals and stuff. I'd give it another star if they'd let you camp out there but they don't.

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We just spent the day here for the first time and I loved every minute of it. Start with the environmental center. It has some of the best educational exhibits on local wildlife I've seen in this area as well as live animals presentations. Plenty...More

Thank Aklouro
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Cooper Environmental Center very informative. Great window for bird spotting (complete with binoculars), some displays are at or below eye level, which is great for kids. Has a little bit of everything - displays on aquatic life as well as various animals and wildlife in...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Cattus Island to anyone who loves nature and wildlife. There is a visitors center with all types of snakes, frogs, turtles, and fish native to NJ. There is lookout where you can watch egrets and herons fishing in the salt marsh. There...More

Thank erica d
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this park. There are a few trails you can choose from, but no matter which you choose, BRING BUGSPRAY!!! We go for walks with our 10 month old son and labrador and enjoy the trail that leads us to the...More

Thank CallMeSergeant
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I run here about 3x a week. From parking lot down the main trail to the end is very close to a mile. There are many ancillary trails(very well marked), you can spend a lot of time here. Some aren't traveled so there is a...More

Thank W0lfgang_ster
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped at Cattus Island County Park in Toms River and found the park to be a beautiful place to take a nature walk, great marshland views and a wide walking trail made the stop a relaxing pleasureful time for my wife and me. If you...More

Thank Jim M
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Mark M
16 January 2017|
Response from Mark M |
What is there to do for smaller kids there
Marty W
13 July 2016|
Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I haven't noticed if they have restored it since Sandy. I was there about a month ago and they were doing construction in that area but the trails are good to go!